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BRUSSELS (LifeSiteNews) — A Pfizer executive appeared to tell a special committee of the European Parliament this week that the pharmaceutical giant didn’t know whether its mass-produced and frequently mandated mRNA COVID-19 jabs would stop transmission of the virus but pushed them through anyway to keep up with “the speed of science.”

Pfizer president of international developed markets Janine Small made the comment during a Monday special committee meeting of the European Parliament in Brussels, in response to questions from Dutch Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Rob Roos and Croatian MEP Ivan Sincic, a vocal opponent of COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”

Both Roos and Sincic asked a range of questions during the committee meeting, including whether or not Pfizer had conducted independently verified trials on the drugs before they were rolled out onto the European market.

At one point, Roos explicitly asked Small to provide a “clear response” as to whether the Pfizer COVID shot had been “tested on stopping the transmission of the virus before it entered the market.”

“If not, please say it clearly,” the MEP said.

“Regarding the question around whether we knew about stopping immunization before it entered the market, no,” Small responded, laughing.

“These, you know, we had to really move at the speed of science to really understand what is taking place in the market,” she said, adding that the company was “doing everything at risk.”

It’s unclear whether Small might have meant something else, for instance the jabs’ waning effectiveness, given that she swapped out the word “transmission” for “immunization” in her response.

LifeSiteNews reached out to Pfizer for clarification but has not yet heard back.

On Tuesday, Roos sent out a video message via Twitter arguing that Small’s answer proved that the pharmaceutical giant’s leadership didn’t know whether the shots would stop transmission before turning out the oft-mandated drug en masse.

“In a COVID hearing in the European Parliament, one of the Pfizer directors just admitted to me: at the time of their introduction, the vaccine[s] had never been tested on stopping the transmission of the virus,” Roos said.

“This removes the entire legal basis for the COVID passport,” he argued. “The COVID passport that led to massive institutional discrimination as people lost access to essential parts of society.”

“I find this to be shocking, even criminal,” Roos said. “Millions of people worldwide felt forced to get vaccinated because of the myth that ‘you do it for others.’ Now, this turned out to be a cheap lie.”

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Roos’ reaction appears to have been seconded by MEP Sincic, who retweeted the video on Tuesday.

Small’s apparent admission on Monday pokes holes in the legitimacy of early efforts by public health officials and politicians to pressure people to get the shots in an alleged effort to prevent spreading COVID to others.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky was among many top “experts” in the U.S. to insist that the vast majority of people who had gotten “fully vaccinated” would not get or transmit COVID-19. U.S. President Joe Biden went on to exaggerate Walensky’s claim, falsely asserting that people who had gotten jabbed couldn’t spread COVID to others.

The argument lent credence to efforts in the United States and abroad to require people to get injected with the experimental shots before being allowed to participate in social life.

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However, more than a year after the rollout of the Pfizer shots, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that although “it is hoped” the Pfizer COVID shots would stop or at least curb the spread of the virus, “the scientific community does not yet know if the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will reduce such transmission.”

In August, the CDC went so far as to reverse its prior guidance by recommending that “fully vaccinated” people should be treated the same way as unvaccinated people due in part to high levels of naturally acquired immunity.

Meanwhile, Roos’ and Sincic’s argument regarding the illegality of jab mandates if the drugs don’t stop transmission of the virus had also been advanced earlier this year by French virologist and 2008 Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier and former Yale law professor Jeb Rubenfeld.

In a January opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, Montagnier and Rubenfeld contended that “[i]t would be irrational, legally indefensible, and contrary to the public interest for government to mandate vaccines absent any evidence that the vaccines are effective in stopping the spread of the pathogen they target.”