U-Turn: Pfizer Board Member Suggests End to Mask, Vaccine Mandates

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On December 31 I wrote, “I am quite certain that some positive, ‘good news’ headlines will appear in the first quarter of 2022… Omicron could be officially declared to be a nothing-burger and some major corporations might remove mask and/or vaccine requirements.” This trend is continuing with Pfizer’s major reversal.

But don’t think Pfizer is being benevolent. They are undoubtedly jockeying to get ahead of the tidal wave of public protest and lawsuits over the egregious violation of public trust. Look for more “health officials” around the world to follow suit. ⁃ TN Editor

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and current board member at Pfizer, said that declining COVID-19 cases should signal to policymakers that it is time to lift more pandemic-related restrictions.

“I think certainly on the east coast where you see cases declining dramatically we need to be willing to lean in and do that very soon I think as conditions improve we have to be willing to relax some of these measures with the same speed that we put them in place,” he told “The Squawk Box” in a Monday interview when asked about whether mask mandates should be dropped.

Gottlieb said that “a lot of the acrimony” in the United States stems from a lack of “clear goalposts” about when some of the measures will end.

The former FDA commissioner also cited the Connecticut government’s recent decision to rescind vaccine mandates for state workers as a policy that other policymakers should adopt in the near future as COVID-19 cases decline nationwide.

“The only way to get compliance from people and get accommodation [is] if we demonstrate the ability to withdraw these [mandates] in the same manner in which we put them in,” Gottlieb added.

The call for COVID-19 restrictions to be dropped comes as the overall infection rate in the United States has sharply declined in recent days. Data from the Johns Hopkins-run Our World in Data shows that 4,110 out of every one million Americans recorded infections on Jan. 10, but that rate was 2,643 as late as Friday and dropped to 615 per one million as of Sunday.

Outside the United States, more and more European countries have moved to rescind certain COVID-19-related rules, including vaccine passports and mask mandates. For example, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that starting Jan. 27, people in England won’t have to wear masks in public or show proof that they’ve been vaccinated to enter some venues.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Who in the hell is Pfizer to tell me what I can and cannot do? The only one in charge of my health is ME! I don’t take advice from charlatans! Never did,never will! Eff Pfizer!


Just why has it taken so long for this observation to be made by vaccine advocates in the US? Were they really convinced there was a pandemic or for them was it more of a ‘plandemic’? Now, is this all over? According to PM Boris Johnson it is all to be repealed in the densely populated UK; so the time should be right for the US as well, wouldn’t you say?


Dr,Gottlieb did not have a change on mind regarding the wearing of mask , it was his observation in the decline of covid aka flu infections in the East coast not for the entire country.

george w

I smell something fishy.They are up to no goood.


I intend to wear my mask until I can no longer breathe in order to be safe. 🙂