The conclusion of an agreement allowing Israel to make the data of vaccinated individuals available to the pharmaceutical company Pfizer has sparked a wave of criticism about the violation of the privacy of individuals.
Israel has obtained a stockpile of Covid-19 vaccine from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in exchange for, among other things, the rapid sharing of data on the effects of this immunization on its population, according to an agreement consulted by AFP on Monday, January 18.
According to several local media, Israel has paid more than the market price for the vaccines. The authorities of the regime refused to comment on this information.
But Israel promised Pfizer rapid access to large-scale data on the effects of its vaccine.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently acknowledged that Tel Aviv agreed to “share all statistical data with Pfizer and the world at large.
According to privacy experts, the large-scale digitization of health data in Israel could be an invasion of privacy.
“In a month or six weeks, Israel can provide Pfizer with data on millions of people,” the experts said, noting that this data sharing should have been a matter of public debate, especially since some fear that their data will not be anonymized.
In Norway, 23 deaths have been reported following vaccination against Covid-19, out of only 25,000 vaccinated.
In the United Kingdom, two medical staff members were severely affected by the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine. The same was true for two nurses in Alaska.
In the United States, a nurse and a doctor became infected after receiving the vaccine, and a 41-year-old nurse in Portugal died two days after the injection. Also in Switzerland, two elderly people died after receiving the vaccine.
The Australian government is conducting research on the safety of the Pfizer vaccine.
In addition, Pfizer announced a slowdown in vaccine delivery during the last few days of January to conduct stricter tests on the effects of the vaccine.
by Basit Abbasi – CCTV