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Pfizer Quietly Financed Groups Lobbying For COVID Vaccine Mandates
In the midst of a contentious debate about Chicago’s plan to force
employers to require their workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine, Karen
Freeman-Wilson, president of the Chicago Urban League, appeared on
television to dismiss complaints that such rules would
disproportionately harm the Black community.
“The health and safety factor here far outweighs the concern about
shutting people out or creating a barrier,” Freeman-Wilson said on
WTTW in August 2021.
Earlier that year, her group had received a $100,000 grant from
Pfizer, the manufacturer of one of the most commonly used COVID-19
vaccines in the United States, for a project to promote "vaccine
safety and effectiveness.” Although the Chicago Urban League is not
normally shy about disclosing its corporate donors, the support from
Pfizer is not listed in the “partners” section on its website. The
drug industry funding likewise went unmentioned during the interview.
Pfizer’s grant to the Chicago Urban League was one of many that Pfizer
made to nonprofits and trade organizations. Pfizer doled out special
funding to groups across the country that lobbied in favor of
government policies to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine.
The extensive list of those with funding from the pharmaceutical giant
includes consumer, doctor, and medical groups, as well as public
health organizations and civil rights nonprofits. Many of those groups
did not disclose the funding they received from Pfizer while they were
advocating for policies that would force workers to get the vaccine.
There were several different and sometimes overlapping vaccine
mandates in the country. At the federal level, President Joe Biden
issued an executive order, which was ultimately struck down in court,
mandating vaccinations at all employers with 100 workers or more. A
number of state and local governments forced public employees to get
vaccinated and tried to force private-sector employers to follow suit.
And many large employers required their employees to get vaccinated
without any prodding from the government.
Critics of these employer mandates have noted that the majority of the
proposed mandates, including Biden’s, made no exception for
individuals with natural immunity through prior infection. Proponents
of the mandates claimed that the vaccines would prevent transmission
of COVID-19, an argument that lacked sound scientific basis at the
time and has further unraveled.
“You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,” Biden
falsely claimed in July 2021, as his administration and local
governments were preparing mandate orders. Rochelle Wallensky,
director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, similarly
stated that vaccinated individuals "do not carry the virus."
But it wasn’t just these unsupported claims by leading government
officials that shaped the groundwork for COVID-19 mandates. A
coalition of highly visible groups backed by Pfizer and the
pharmaceutical industry provided much of the lobbying support for
coercive vaccine policies. Here are the most important examples:
The National Consumers League, a century-old corporate watchdog
group, announced support for “government and employer mandates
requiring [COVID-19] vaccination" in August 2021, during roughly the
same period in which it accepted $75,000 from Pfizer earmarked for
“vaccine policy efforts.” The organization is also led in part by
Andrea LaRue, who serves as an NCL board member. LaRue’s work as a
highly paid contract lobbyist to Pfizer, focused on vaccine policy, is
not disclosed by NCL’s website.
The Immunization Partnership, a Houston-based public health
nonprofit, lobbied publicly against Texas legislation in 2021 designed
to prevent vaccine passports and municipal vaccine mandates. The
Immunization Partnership claimed that the bills “erode the vital role
of our state’s public health and medical experts in combating this
pandemic.” The partnership did not disclose that it received $35,000
from Pfizer that year for “legislative advocacy.”
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