Pfizer CEO Not Take Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine ?
Something Fishy’: Pfizer CEO Not Getting His Own Company’s Covid-19 Vaccine Raises Questions
Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has not received his own company’s vaccine yet.
‘Something Fishy’: Pfizer CEO Not Getting His Own Company’s Covid-19 Vaccine Raises Questions
The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech became the first to be approved for use when the United Kingdom gave it the green light. The UK’s decision came as a welcome move as it signalled the end of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
After UK, the United States also approved the vaccine for emergency use in the country. On Monday, the United States kicked off a mass vaccination drive hoping to turn the tide on the world’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, as the country’s death toll neared a staggering 300,000. Canada, too, administered its first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, becoming one of the first countries to do so in the effort to beat the pandemic.
Singapore too approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and expects to receive the first shipments of the shots by the end of December.
However, Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has not received his own company’s vaccine yet. According to a report by CNN, Bourla said that neither he nor other company executives will be cutting the line to get their hands on the jabs first. Bourla was speaking to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta when he explained why he wouldn’t be one of the first people in the world to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
There are limited doses available as vaccination begins in the US and the health authorities are prioritising the most vulnerable groups and healthcare workers fighting the pandemic from the frontline for the vaccine. Hence, Bourla feels that it would be unfair if he were to cut the queue and get the vaccine first.
Bourla also asserted that he was not a frontline worker; he said that he is 59 years old and in good health — hence, it would not be appropriate for him to get the vaccine first.