(HuffPost) — Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has vowed to keep the company's COVID-19 vaccine development “out of politics.”.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has vowed to keep the company's COVID-19 vaccine development “out of politics.”
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has previously vowed to keep Pfizer’s vaccine “out of politics.”
Pfizer has pointedly noted that it accepted no funding from President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed to hurry the development of a coronavirus vaccine. But Warp Speed did promise Pfizer $1.95 billion for the eventual delivery of 100 million doses to the federal government if the vaccine is approved for use.
Bourla defended the decision to decline federal research and development funding in order to “liberate our scientists from any bureaucracy” and “keep Pfizer out of politics.”