Sumary of ‘Epitome of cold capitalism’: EU lobbyists waged war on ‘un-European’ Pfizer jab:
- Lobbyists in Brussels waged a campaign against the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine by claiming it was insufficiently European, a new book by the jab’s inventors has said.
- Opponents allegedly told politicians last year that they should not order doses of the injection because BioNTech, a German company, had teamed up with US behemoth Pfizer rather than working with another company based in Europe.
- Deemed “un-European”: A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
- Credit:APAccording to the book – written by journalist Joe Miller in collaboration with BioNTech’s founders Dr Ugur Sahin and Dr Özlem Türec – lobbyists branded Pfizer “the epitome of cold capitalism” and claimed: “If we give one euro to CureVac, or Sanofi, or a European company, it is one euro for Europe.