The CEO of Pfizer Inc., during an event on Tuesday, spoke tough words for those spreading misinformation about vaccines.

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Speaking with the CEO of Atlantic Council, a think-tank based in Washington, DC, Pfizer chief Albert Boerla said That he considers those spreading this misinformation as criminals. He also blamed them for the loss of “millions of lives” to COVID-19.

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“Those people are criminals,” said Borla. “They are not bad people. They are criminals because they have literally killed millions.”

Furthermore, Bourla stressed that higher vaccination rates are the only thing that will bring the pandemic era to a close.

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“The only thing that stands between the new way of life and the current way of life is, frankly, the hesitation to vaccinate,” he said.

Officially designated as “Comirneti”, Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine was one of the first to receive emergency authorization for use by the general public, along with the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. . Pfizer’s formula was also formally approved by the FDA in August, paving the way for a wave of stricter vaccination mandates in the US.

Despite mandates and widespread availability of doses, millions of Americans are still not vaccinated against COVID-19. Most health officials blame the spread of vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories online, leading many in the US alone to question their efficacy, safety and side effects.

Roughly 79 percent of adults in the US have received at least one dose of the vaccine, of which 68 percent are fully vaccinated. To the new York Times, In late October, the Pfizer vaccine received FDA approval for use in children ages 5-11, paving the way for a sharp increase in vaccination rates. Of all ages in the US, only 67 percent of the population has received at least one dose, with 58 percent being fully vaccinated.

In light of Pfizer’s approval of vaccines for young children, the Biden White House recently called on elementary schools to run vaccination clinics for their students. These schools are also being asked to interact with members of their communities to share useful information about vaccines and prevent the spread of misinformation.

Pfizer on Friday also spoke about the efficacy of therapeutic antiviral pills designed to treat the symptoms of severe COVID-19 cases. According to their own findings, the pills have been 89 percent effective in preventing hospitalizations from the virus.