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Pfizer/BioNTech 'vaccines' are being sold on the dark net

Dealers are advertising the COVID-19 vaccines as the UK prepares to roll out vaccinations

  • Dave Turner
  • 4 December 2020
Pfizer/BioNTech 'vaccines' are being sold on the dark net

Dark net drug dealers are advertising Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations.

As the UK prepares to roll out vaccinations from next week, after regulatory body MHRA declared the vaccine to be safe, dealers have been busy creating listings for the medicine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

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VICE reported on the listings, one of which reads: “The doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has [sic] been developed by Pfizer and BioNTec. We can deliver in any country.”

Apparently two vendors claimed to VICE they were pharmacists, with one saying they had 560 doses ready to send out.

Whether or not the vendors are legit remains to be seen. The fact the vaccines must be stored at -70 degrees definitely raises questions of how they'd deliver the goods. Plus, both vendors that were contacted refused to send proof of their pharmaceutical qualifications. One also sent a stock image of a vaccine when asked to provide a photo of the product they were selling.

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Last week, a rapid testing service geared towards the events industry was launched.

In October, a study revealed that COVID might cause severe or permanent hearing damage.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Commercial Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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