- A blog post published by Conservative Beaver claimed Myriam had been skeptical about her husband’s COVID-19 vaccine
- The portal is infamous for spreading fake news to generate more views
- A Pfizer spokesperson called the fake claim ‘rubbish’ in a statement
A spokesperson for American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has dismissed rumors claiming that the drugmaker CEO’s wife died of complications from the COVID-19 vaccine.
A blog post published by Conservative Beaver on Nov. 10 claimed that Myriam Bourla, wife of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, died in the emergency room due to complications from the company’s COVID-19 vaccine. The article also claimed that Myriam had been skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine, noting that she had initially refused to take the jab.
“She passed away in the emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital after being brought in by paramedics. The cause of death has been listed as complications from the Pfizer vaccine,” the blog post read.
“During an interview with Scarsdale 10583, Bourla stated that while she was ‘proud’ of the work her husband did, she initially refused to take the vaccine, stating it was ‘not her turn, yet.’”
A Pfizer spokesperson later dismissed claims made by the Conservative Beaver, noting that the CEO’s wife is “alive and well.” The spokesperson also slammed the blog’s efforts to undermine confidence in the vaccine, calling the claim “rubbish.”
“It is unconscionable that a person posing as a journalist would spread such outrageous lies about our CEO and his family,” the representative said in an email to fact-checking website Newschecker.
On Nov. 11, Albert also posted a photo with his wife taken from the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Awards, further proving that Myriam did not die of vaccine complications the day prior to the event.
The Conservative Beaver is infamous for spreading rumors and fake news to generate more page views. On Monday, the portal claimed Kyle Rittenhouse had been acquitted of all charges and had been released from prison.
As of writing, prosecutors and defense counsel in the Rittenhouse murder trial are still presenting evidence to the court. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday morning, according to Reuters.
On Oct. 17, the portal also claimed that Brian Laundrie, the primary person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito, had been found alive in Mexico and was being extradited to Florida. His remains were found at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Oct. 20.