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French authorities are actually investigating studies that media influencers have been approached by paid campaigns to say the Pfizer vaccine is harmful. Medical and well being media stars have been particularly focused and instructed they’d be paid £1,700 to downplay the effectiveness of the vaccine and never reveal they have been being paid for it. The French Health Ministry mentioned they’re now monitoring the state of affairs because the French press speculate who’s behind the marketing campaign.

An influencer by the title of Jeremie who has 63,000 followers on Tik Tok mentioned he was approached by a pretend advertising company who promised to pay him money to discredit the Pfizer vaccine. 

He was given an inventory of directions to observe which included doubting the Government’s vaccine efforts.

He instructed FranceData: “The person who contacted me wanted to stay completely anonymous but, in general, when you’re in a partnership you always have to name the brand – it was very surprising.”

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YouTuber Leo Grasset said he was also offered the same deal but turned it down. 

Mr Grasset specialises in science content and has over a million subscribers. 

He tweeted: “This is unusual, I bought provided a partnership that consists of destroying the Pfizer vaccine in a video.

“Huge budget, and a client that wants to stay anonymous.”

The agency claimed it was based in the UK but it was revealed the London address was fake. 

The Pfizer vaccine is one of the more popular vaccines in France after disputes with AstraZeneca and doubts over its links to extremely rare blood clots caused the vaccine to fall out of favour with France. 

French President Emmanuel Macron also criticised the AstraZeneca vaccine during the early stages of the rollout. 

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Despite a slow start bogged down by vaccine supply and vaccine hesitancy, over a third of the French population, or 23 million people, have received their first vaccine.

The UK has just shy of 40million people receiving their first vaccine as restrictions are slowly lifted across the country.

Recent studies have shown the Pfizer vaccine is “extremely efficient” against the Indian variant which initially threw doubt on the UK reopening next month. 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was “more and more assured” the UK would see all restrictions lifted on June 21 after well being authorities have been involved over the vaccine programme’s effectiveness towards the Indian and Kent variants. 

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