Pfizer greed kills! Fight with us to lower vaccine prices and expand access to them across the world!
Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17 at 12 noon EDT (4 p.m. GMT), for a protest at the Pfizer headquarters, if you are in New York City, or support virtually on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
|WHAT:||Vaccinate our World Protest at the Pfizer Inc. Headquarters in NYC|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, August 17 at 12 noon EDT|
|WHERE:||235 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017|
|WHO:||Approximately 50 – 100 community advocates, including AHF and partner organizations, and media.|
|NEWS DESK NOTE & VISUALS||There will be a moving picket line on the sidewalk in front of the Pfizer HQ, protesters with signs and banners, chants, people in campaign t-shirts.|
With 70% of the world population yet to receive a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 4.3 million people dead, Pfizer is set to make a record $33 billion in vaccine sales this year. Recently, the pharma company brazenly hiked its vaccine price by 23% and now countries are forced to pay as much as $24 per dose, while its competitor AstraZeneca sells the vaccine for under $5.25. This egregious profiteering must stop!
“Our activists are coming to New York from across the country with a clear message for Pfizer – greed kills and we won’t tolerate pandemic profiteering any longer! Pfizer is breaking earnings records and its CEO Albert Bourla made $21 million last year – this windfall comes at the expense of people’s lives,” said AHF Chief of Global Advocacy and Policy Terri Ford. “In low-income countries only 1.1% of people have been vaccinated, and Africa has been hit especially hard. We are not going to allow this to turn into another AIDS crisis, when pharma companies kept lifesaving treatment from millions of people by charging exorbitant prices. Pfizer must lower vaccine prices and share its patents and technology with other countries so that vaccine production can be scaled up across the world. We’re coming after Pfizer in New York and elsewhere around the world, and we won’t stop until they do the right thing!”