Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial

@article{Thacker2021Covid19RB,
  title={Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial},
  author={Paul D. Thacker},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2021},
  volume={375}
}
Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer’s pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raise questions about data integrity and regulatory oversight. Paul D Thacker reports 
Covid 19: A strong pandemic response relies on good data
TLDR
A picture is emerging, from one commercially contracted trial centre at least, of poor research conduct, lax data management, and a lack of regulatory oversight.
Facebook versus The BMJ: when fact checking goes wrong
The BMJ has locked horns with Facebook and the gatekeepers of international fact checking after one of its investigations was wrongly labelled with “missing context” and censored on the world’s
Drug companies need better oversight but have also provided excellent protection
TLDR
This article allows those who doubt vaccine safety and efficacy to reinforce their pre-existing biases against covid-19 vaccines and what has been shown in real world data—that they are safe and effective but do wane in efficacy, thus requiring eventual booster or third doses.
The unintended consequences of COVID-19 vaccine policy: why mandates, passports and restrictions may cause more harm than good
Vaccination policies have shifted dramatically during COVID-19 with the rapid emergence of population-wide vaccine mandates, domestic vaccine passports and differential restrictions based on
How significant is the Ventavia scandal?
TLDR
The behaviour of Ventavia in relation to Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine is serious and demands a full investigation, either by the US Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.
COVID-19 Vaccination Should not be Mandatory for Health and Social Care Workers
  • D. Rodger, B. Blackshaw
  • Medicine
    The New bioethics : a multidisciplinary journal of biotechnology and the body
  • 2022
TLDR
It is argued that daily rapid antigen testing is a viable alternative to a vaccine mandate that is non-coercive and fair and could also be supplemented by monetary incentives to be vaccinated.
Patient Betrayal: The Corruption of Healthcare, Informed Consent and the Physician-Patient Relationship
TLDR
To review disciplinary threats made to healthcare professionals by their governing bodies in the US and review medical literature for complications related to the COVID-19 vaccines and data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), particularly those related to pregnant women and women of reproductive age are reviewed.
Crowdfunding investigative journalism at The BMJ
Expanding our impact through donations
On the use of the Pfizer and the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in children and adolescents
TLDR
The case is made that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are neither needed nor safe and have not been proven to be efficacious, particularly when considering the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, which currently dominates worldwide.
Vaccines and the social amplification of risk.
  • H. Larson, L. Lin, R. Goble
  • Political Science
    Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
  • 2022
In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) named "Vaccine Hesitancy" one of the top 10 threats to global health. Shortly afterward, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged as the world's predominant health
...
...