According to the British “Guardian” report, Trump has accused Pfizer of deliberately delaying the release of good news about vaccines until after the election. Scientists from Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech responded by saying “we don’t play politics.”
German BioNTech and American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced on Monday that the vaccine candidate jointly developed in Phase III clinical trials showed effectiveness of more than 90%.
Trump accused the two companies of postponing the good news until after the U.S. election, “because they didn’t have the courage to do so before.” He wrote: “I said long ago that Pfizer and other companies would only announce vaccine news after the election because they did not have the courage to do so before the election. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should also announce earlier, not for Political purpose, but to save lives! ”
Soon another article was posted: “If Biden were the president, you would not have a vaccine for the next four years, and the FDA would not approve it so quickly. Bureaucracy would ruin millions of lives!”
Trump also wrote: “The FDA and the Democrats don’t want me to win the vaccine before the election, so (vaccine news) did not come out until 5 days later-as I always say!”
In response, BioNTech CEO Uğur Şahin responded that he received the results of the vaccine test from Pfizer CEO Albert Boura at 8pm last Sunday. , And he (Bola) himself was notified by the Independent Supervisory Committee three minutes ago.
Shaheen also said: “Drug research should not be politicized. This is an issue of integrity. It is unethical to conceal information. What is important for us is to develop vaccines. We do not play politics.”
On Monday night, as the company’s stock price soared, Bora sold $5.6 million worth of stock, which was surprising. Pfizer said that according to a plan made in August, stocks will be automatically sold after reaching a certain price.