New Delhi: Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar alleged that after the outbreak of the Kovid-19 pandemic, the Congress had pressed for foreign vaccines. After this, senior leader of the opposition Jairam Ramesh accused the Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology of spreading ‘lies’. Rajeev Chandrasekhar tagged a video of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla talking to a journalist in Davos, tweeting that the drug company tried to pressure the Indian government to accept the terms of the indemnity. Albert Burala, CEO of Pfizer, who came to participate in the conference, was seen running away from questions regarding the effect of the vaccine.
Chandrasekhar wrote, ‘And three Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram and Jairam Ramesh kept pressing for foreign vaccines during Kovid.’ In response to this, Ramesh tweeted to Chandrashekhar that he should not lie because of his ‘ambition’. He wrote, ‘Rajiv Chandrasekhar ji, as the minister responsible for regulation of social media, you are grossly misusing it to spread lies against me and my colleague P. Chidambaram. We will not tolerate it silently. I want to tell you what you really are. Does Twitter have the guts to expose you?’
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What is the whole matter related to Pfizer’s corona vaccine
In the first phase of the Corona epidemic, Pfizer had proposed to sell its vaccine to India. The company had announced to develop mRNA based vaccine in 2021. During the talks, the company had demanded exemption from the compensation condition from the central government. However, the Narendra Modi government refused to accept this demand. Under the indemnity condition, if any drug or vaccine has adverse effects, then the producing company has to take responsibility. Pfizer wanted to earn profit from the vaccine, but did not want to take responsibility. India completed successful vaccination of its entire population in a very short time through indigenous Covishield and Covaxin vaccines. Not only this, India also supplied these vaccines to other countries.
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P. Chidambaram advocated Pfizer, Moderna
Congress leader Chidambaram tweeted on 27 December 2021, ‘There are only 3 vaccines in India – Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik. Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are out of India due to the protectionist policy of the Modi government. Leaked documents related to the testing of Pfizer’s vaccine revealed that the company was aware that its vaccine could not prevent virus infection. Along with this, it was also revealed that the company was also aware of the deaths due to this vaccine. Despite this, the company launched the vaccine in the market. After the introduction of Pfizer company’s vaccines in America, more than one lakh 60 thousand cases of side effects were registered. At the Davos summit, Pfizer CEO Burla was asked several questions related to vaccine not stopping infection and deaths. However, he did not respond to anyone and just kept repeating lines like thank you, have a nice day.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 14:34 IST