Even before drug companies like Pfizer would make billions of dollars off of the COVID-19 pandemic and the supposed miracle drug that followed, apparently, the company showed massive support for the Chinese Communist Party and their virtual payment platform that has been transformed into a “vaccine passport” in China.
Still, Pfizer was sure to add that the company was “proud to stand with China leaders.”
Back in June of 2018, the pharmaceutical giant tweeted, “We are proud to stand with China leaders & @Alipay to introduce new, digital solutions to improve disease education and vaccine access-creating a brighter future for Chinese children.”
We are proud to stand with China leaders & @Alipay to introduce new, digital solutions to improve disease education and vaccine access-creating a brighter future for Chinese children. pic.twitter.com/fa6t6LUpiH
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) June 6, 2018
The tweet is also accompanied by a picture of Pfizer’s China General Manager Wu Kun stating, “We are honored to be a partner in China’s ‘Internet + Vaccination’ initiative.”
Partnering with Alipay, which was founded by the Chinese Communist Party-linked company Alibaba, Pfizer didn’t appear to mind the warning by Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. State Department Christopher Ford. He stated Alibaba had been involved in the “research, production, and repair of weapons and equipment for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)”.
Still, Pfizer partnered with the platform, saying, “We’re using the Alipay platform, which has over 700 million active users in China, to provide much needed education about disease and vaccinations.
“Additionally, to help China reach its ambitious 2030 goals to reduce infant mortality, we are exploring the use of the platform for mobile payments to improve convenience in Chinese Point of Vaccination centers, as well as options for installment payments that may reduce the financial burden for low income families.”
According to The New York Times, “After users fill in a form on Alipay with personal details, the software generates a QR code in one of three colors. A green code enables its holder to move about unrestricted. Someone with a yellow code may be asked to stay home for seven days. Red means a two-week quarantine.
In Hangzhou, it has become nearly impossible to get around without showing your Alipay code. Propaganda-style banners remind everyone of the rules: “Green code, travel freely. Red or yellow, report immediately.”
Red Voice Media would like to make a point of clarification on why we do not refer to any shot related to COVID-19 as a "vaccine." According to the CDC, the definition of a vaccine necessitates that said vaccine have a lasting effect of at least one year in preventing the contraction of the virus or disease it's intended to fight. Because all of the COVID-19 shots thus far available have barely offered six months of protection, and even then not absolute, Red Voice Media has made the decision hereafter to no longer refer to the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson substances as vaccinations.