Several members of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory committee have financial ties to Pfizer.
After voting unanimously to recommend the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children as young as five, it was revealed that some members of the committee had direct conflicts of interest that clearly impacted its decision.
California is already fighting to mandate the vaccines for young children, pending federal authorisation. Many other states will likely try to follow suit, assuming there is no major pushback.
The meeting roster shows that numerous members of the committee and temporary voting members have worked for Pfizer or have major connections to Pfizer.
Members include a former vice president of Pfizer Vaccines, a recent Pfizer consultant, a recent Pfizer research grant recipient, a man who mentored a current top Pfizer vaccine executive, a man who runs a centre that gives out Pfizer vaccines, the chair of a Pfizer data group, a guy who was proudly photographed taking a Pfizer vaccine, and numerous people who are already on the record supporting Coronavirus vaccines for children.
Additionally, recent FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb was present, who now sits on the board of directors at Pfizer.