Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Saturday (Jan. 22) that he is regularly targeted by anti-vaccine activists who post false information about him online and send him threatening letters.
Differentiating the “sizable minority” of people who are hesitant to take the vaccine, in a interview with Israel’s Channel 13 news Bourla said that “there is a tiny minority of people who profit from circulating misinformation.”
“They know very well everything; they just make it a way of living to circulate this misinformation; they are criminals,” he said.
He said anti-vaxxers falsely claimed his wife had died and that this was because he forced her to vaccinate, causing him to frantically call his kids and wife’s elderly parents to let them know everything was fine.
“But that’s the least of the damage. The biggest thing is because people believe those things… people who die are predominantly not vaccinated,” Bourla said.
“Millions of people have died because of them, this small number of criminals.”