Calls for Nuremberg-style trials intensified after the South African government released its Pfizer COVID-19 jab contract as part of a court order.
The details of the contract were revealed “in an analysis by the Health Justice Initiative (HJI), a South African NGO campaigning against public health inequality after it won a court bid last month to get the government to release its contracts,” Aljazeera writes.
One section that stands out is the “Purchaser Acknowledgement.”
It reads: Purchaser acknowledges that the Vaccine and materials related to the Vaccine, and their components and constituent materials are being rapidly developed due to the emergency circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be studied after provision of the Vaccine to Purchaser under this Agreement. Purchaser further acknowledges that the long-term effects and efficacy of the Vaccine are not currently known and that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known. Further, to the extent applicable, Purchaser acknowledges that the Product shall not be serialized.
LOOK: The South African Government has released the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine contract as part of a court order. Within the contract dated March 30, 2021, it states that the “Purchaser further acknowledges that the long-term effects and efficacy of the Vaccine are not currently… pic.twitter.com/R2e0RN44fW
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“Health Canada is in BIG trouble. Check out the disclaimer Pfizer got South Africa to sign. Same as Slovenia’s. Same as Canada’s undoubtedly,” Lion Advocacy noted.
Although the disclosed contract is from South Africa, it’s believed Canada and other countries signed similar agreements.
Health Canada is in BIG trouble. Check out the disclaimer Pfizer got South Africa to sign. Same as Slovenia’s. Same as Canada’s undoubtedly. “long term effects and efficacy not currently known” “adverse events… not currently known”. Health Canada knew. And misled Canadians. pic.twitter.com/bcsxgmGbJN
“And once again, Pfizer avoided serialization of the product, making it difficult to track fraudulent doses/batches (aka saline or worse) and also presumably made it difficult to track bad lots,” Lion Advocacy added.
And once again, Pfizer avoided serialization of the product, making it difficult to track fraudulent doses/batches (aka saline or worse) and also presumably made it difficult to track bad lots.
During the height of the pandemic, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) charged South Africa 15 percent more per dose of its COVID vaccine than it charged the European Union, while Pfizer-BioNTech charged South Africa nearly 33 percent more than it reportedly charged the African Union, according to vaccine contracts between the pharmaceutical companies and the government.
“In simple terms, Big Pharma bullied South Africa into these conditions,” HJI director Fatima Hassan told Al Jazeera. “Amid a deadly pandemic, when scarce vaccines were only going to the richest countries, the companies exploited our desperation.”
“Put simply, pharmaceutical companies held us to ransom,” a HJI press release stressed.
South Africa was liable for payments of at least $734m, HJI said, including advance payments of almost $95m, with no guarantees of timely delivery.
“We hope that more countries will publish their contracts with Big Pharma, so that the world can see how the industry really conducts business,” Hassan told the outlet.
A Canadian lawyer is calling for #Nuremberg2 trials after reading the agreement the Trudeau government signed with Pfizer.