Friday 3 February 2023

Martha Stewart sharpens sword in bizarre Pfizer booster commercial: 'You know that unwelcome guest everyone wishes would just leave already?'

 Pfizer and BioNTech recently released a bizarre commercial that starred 81-year-old Martha Stewart and showed her sharpening a sword and slashing a pineapple while advertising the pharmaceutical companies' COVID booster shot.

The advertisement campaign was launched on January 11 and was created to run on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

In the 30-second spot, Stewart is seen calmly sharpening a sword on a grinding wheel in a dimly lit kitchen. Sparks fly from the blade as she describes COVID as an "unwelcome guest."

"You know that unwelcome guest everyone wishes would just leave already?" Stewart asks in the advertisement. "That's COVID-19. That's why I got the new updated booster. Designed to help protect against recent Omicron variants."

Stewart then effortlessly slashes off the top of a pineapple and tosses it into the garbage.

"Got it?" Stewart asks while resting the sword on her shoulder and lowering her sleeve to show a bandage on her arm.

The tagline "Got booster?" appears on the screen towards the end of the commercial, mimicking the iconic "Got Milk" campaign from the 1990s. The ad then directs viewers to visit to schedule their next booster shot.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, only 15.5% of the United States population has received that latest "updated (bivalent) booster dose."

Some Twitter users questioned Pfizer's odd commercial.

Elon Musk wrote about the new commercial on Twitter, stating, "Once again, parody & reality are indistinguishable."

Rogan O'Handley — known on Instagram and Twitter as DC Draino — posted the ad on social media with the caption, "I can't believe this is real Pfizer made a commercial with Martha Stewart to advertise its new booster shot. Aren't Big Pharma commercials legally required to list all the 'may cause myocarditis' side effects at the end and say 'check with your doctor'?!"

Pfizer recently came under scrutiny after Project Veritas released an undercover video allegedly featuring an employee stating that the pharmaceutical company was exploring mutating the COVID virus through "directed evolution" to release additional vaccines.

Pfizerreplied to the accusations, "In the ongoing development of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer has not conducted gain of function or directed evolution research."

However, Pfizer then explained that "it is important to routinely assess the activity of an antiviral" and states that "most of this work is conducted using computer simulations or mutations of the main protease–a non-infectious part of the virus."

"In a limited number of cases when a full virus does not contain any known gain of function mutations, such virus may be engineered to enable the assessment of antiviral activity in cells," Pfizer stated.

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