Did Pfizer delay the announcement of a COVID-19 Vaccine to hurt Trump’s election chances?


No, there is no evidence to support the claim that Pfizer delayed the announcement of their COVID-19 vaccine to hurt Trump’s election chances.

Pfizer, along with other pharmaceutical companies, began developing and testing their COVID-19 vaccines as soon as the virus began to spread. The clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine began in July 2020 and continued through the fall. The company announced the results of their Phase 3 clinical trial, which showed the vaccine’s efficacy, on November 9, 2020.

The timing of the announcement was based on the completion of the clinical trial and the availability of data, not any political considerations. In fact, Pfizer’s CEO has stated that they did not receive any political pressure to delay the announcement, and that they were simply waiting for the data to be available.

It is important to rely on factual and credible sources of information and avoid spreading baseless conspiracy theories, especially when it comes to public health and safety.

Resources on: ‘Did Pfizer delay the announcement of a COVID-19 Vaccine to hurt Trump’s election chances?’:

From FactCheck: Trump Baselessly Alleges COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement Was Delayed
From Bloomberg: Pfizer’s News Raised Political Questions. We Have Answers.
From DailyDot: Conspiracy theory says Pfizer delayed vaccine news to hurt Trump
From SciMag: Fact check: No evidence supports Trump’s claim that COVID-19 vaccine result was suppressed to sway election

If you have any evidence that Pfizer did deliberately delay the announcement, then please contact us and we will link to it above.

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