Why Pfizer CEO's Claim About Vaccine Boosters Has Twitter Divided

Pfizer CEO ​​Albert Bourla is getting heat over recent comments he made about the company's Covid-19 vaccine (via CNBC). Speaking on ABC's "This Week," Bourla said, "Within a year I think we will be able to come back to normal life."

But he went on to say, "I don't think that this means that the variants will not continue coming, and I don't think that this means that we should be able to live our lives without having vaccinations." He added, "I think the most likely scenario is annual vaccination, but we don't know really, we need to wait and see the data."

Now, Twitter is reacting to what Bourla had to say, with users on the social media platform most notably feeling strongly about the seeming contradiction between the notion of returning to "normal life" and having to keep getting an annual vaccine.

Twitter is suspicious of Pfizer's CEO

"PFIZER CEO: Take this booster and we will get back to normal. ALSO PFIZER CEO: You need a booster every year, because these shots eventually fail and we are never getting back to normal. PFIZER CEO TO WALL STREET: We plan to make $26 billion on this booster," tweeted radio show host Tara Servatius.

Indeed, many Twitter users were outspoken about how an annual vaccine might ultimately line the pockets of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, with one person tweeting, "The Pfizer CEO says we can get back to 'normal life' in a year, but we'll need booster shots every year... aka Pfizer is guaranteed a profit of $3 billion extra a year on top of everything else they make. It's not about money, not at all."

"Wonder what the Pfizer CEO wanted to be as a kid...'get rich of a pandemic,'" tweeted another person. And political commentator Paul Joseph Watson tweeted, "The CEO of the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says that normal life will return within a year, but not for those who don't have regular COVID-19 vaccinations."

And finally, another Twitter user commented, "Pfizer CEO Be like: You will get back to normal after we make enough money okay? Okay. Good day."