“One of the goals for the next five years was to reduce the population by 50% by the year 2023,” said Pfizer’s CEO at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Twitter users have circulated a 38-second video featuring a discussion between Pfizer’s CEO and professor Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum. The users claimed that Bourla said that one of their goals for the next five years was to reduce the population by 50% by the year 2023.
“You are a purpose-driven company,” Schwab said, according to the tweets.
Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be fake. Pfizer’s CEO did not say that he intends to reduce the world’s population by 50%.
Misbar’s team found that the video of Pfizer’s CEO Was Digitally Manipulated.
According to our findings, the video was digitally manipulated to make Pfizer’s CEO say: “One of the goals for the next five years was to reduce the population by 50% by the year 2023.”
The original video dates back to May 25, 2022. The discussion was part of the World Economic Forum summit held in Davos, Switzerland, where Albert Bourla was talking about the pharmaceutical giant’s goal as planned in 2019.
According to Bourla, one of their goals was to make Pfizer’s medicines accessible in countries where people can not afford buying these products.
According to the authentic video, Pfizer’s CEO said: “by 2023, we will reduce the number of people in the world that can not afford our medicines by 50%.” “ I think today, this dream is becoming a reality.”
The Recent World Economic Forum Summit
The claim surfaced as the 53rd edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), known as the Davos meeting, was held from January 16 to 20, 2023, in Davos, Switzerland.
This edition’s theme was “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.” The summit featured nearly 3,000 global leaders, including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state, converging on the Swiss Alps for this annual meeting.
According to the WEF official website, more than 480 public and private sessions were held as part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos, alongside countless announcements, meetings, and side events.
For the organizers, these convenings provide no guarantees of progress. However, “they serve as key launchpads, milestones, and catalysts to drive forward collective action.”