Texas Sues Pfizer for Allegedly Misrepresenting Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Nov. 30 sued Pfizer, alleging the company misrepresented how efficacious its COVID-19 vaccine was.

Pfizer misrepresented the results of a clinical trial run on its COVID-19 vaccine, according to the suit, which was filed in Lubbock County court.

“We are pursuing justice for the people of Texas, many of whom were coerced by tyrannical vaccine mandates to take a defective product sold by lies,” Mr. Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement. “The facts are clear. Pfizer did not tell the truth about their COVID-19 vaccines.”

Pfizer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech touted their vaccine as 95 percent effective against COVID-19 infection in press releases and other statements, based on the trial.

The trial was aimed at determining how many participants contracted COVID-19 with symptoms after receiving a vaccine, not COVID-19 overall.