The Assertion the Wife of Pfizer’s Ceo Died as a Result of Covid-19 Vaccination Effects
After being criticized for spreading false information by erroneously reporting that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla had been arrested by the FBI this week, conservativebeaver.com has published another post alleging that Bourla’s wife, Myriam Bourla, has “died from complications of the COVID-19 vaccination.”
The website defines itself as an underground newspaper that began in “a U of O dorm room” and claims to give “Conservative news, Canadian style.”
Misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines is still spreading online, fueling concern about uncommon or nonexistent side effects. According to a recent piece, the family of a Pfizer executive’s fears was realized.
“Myriam Bourla – the wife of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla – died early Wednesday from problems from the COVID-19 vaccination, according to her doctor,” according to a Nov. 10 story on Canadian website the Conservative Beaver.
The report termed a “Beaver exclusive,” ascribed Myriam Bourla’s death to “her doctor” and said that she “died in the emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital” owing to “complications from the Pfizer vaccine.”
According to the article, she “died in the emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital after being carried in by paramedics.”
According to the popular media analytics tool CrowdTangle, the post had over 1,900 engagements on Facebook in three days. USA TODAY has previously refuted bogus claims from the Conservative Beaver, including one in which Albert Bourla was falsely accused of fraud in connection with the COVID-19 vaccine.”
There were no obituaries or any proof that Myriam Bourla had died that USA TODAY could uncover. The assertion has been disproved by several independent fact-checking organizations.
Amy Rose, a Pfizer spokesman, said Myriam Bourla is “alive and healthy.”
“It is reprehensible that a person posing as a journalist would publish such lies about our CEO and his family to undermine trust in a vaccine that has been administered to hundreds of millions of people throughout the world,” Rose added.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vaccines are “safe and effective,” and have undergone the “most rigorous safety monitoring in U.S. history.”
Statements claiming that deaths after vaccination equate to deaths caused by vaccination are factually incorrect, misleading, and plain irresponsible,” spokesperson Martha Sharan previously told USA TODAY.
“Vaccines are one of the tools that will help the United States return to normal living,” she explained.
To verify the truth of Conservative Beaver’s article, Newschecker conducted numerous keyword searches on Google, Yandex, and DuckDuckGo browsers and discovered no authentic source of information confirming Myriam Bourla’s death.
Newschecker emailed conservativebeaver.com to inquire about the source of the information but had received no response as of the time of posting this story. We will update our fact-checking as soon as we receive a response.
In contrast to Conservative Beaver’s November 10 article, we discovered a Tweet by Albert Bourla saying, “Enjoying the moment with my wife and Pfizer’s Chief Human Resources Officer,” at an award ceremony organized by the Atlantic Council, an American think tank that works in the field of international relations.
Pfizer Debunks Claim
The article stating Myriam Bourla’s death was published on November 10th. However, Albert Bourla published a photo of the couple attending the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Awards on Twitter a day later.
Enjoying the moment with my wife and Pfizer’s Chief Human Resources Officer at last night’s @AtlanticCouncil Distinguished Leadership Awards. Glad we were able to be together in person as I accepted this award on behalf of our purpose-driven colleagues around the world.
False, According to Our Rating
According to our study, the assertion that the wife of Pfizer’s CEO died as a result of COVID-19 vaccination effects is FALSE.
Myriam Bourla has not been seen in public since the Conservative Beaver claimed she died, and no major media reported her demise. She is “alive and healthy,” according to a spokesperson.