Fizer… Peefizer… Pfizer.
In news that came as a pleasant surprise to the world, Pfizer on Monday announced that its vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis.
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, a biotechnology company are developing an mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 which they say has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against Covid-19 in participants without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, based on the first interim efficacy analysis.
By late November Pfizer expects to have more data on effectiveness and by end of year have up to 50 million doses available.
Will the world finally have an answer to COVID-19? Only time will tell. For now, there’s a bigger issue at hands of confused netizens: how to pronounce ‘Pfizer’.
Pfizer will issue vaccines to only those who can pronounce Pfizer.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) November 9, 2020
How do you pronounce Pfizer? It’s for some drunken chanting I may have planned in the near future.
— JayePeeUnderscore (@JayePee_) November 9, 2020
how do you pronounce Pfizer? I want to appear like I know what I’m talking about when speaking to real people
— Kieran Hurley (@kieran_hurley) November 9, 2020
I know it’s incorrect, but every time I see the name Pfizer I pronounce it “puh-fizer” in my head. https://t.co/6h5gdyTazz
— Jim “Wear Your Daggum Mask” Hattaway (@JAHattaway) November 9, 2020
Spending the day learning how to pronounce Pfizer as “Phi zer” instead of “Pff izer”
— Nikki 🌱 (@nicolejulianaa) November 9, 2020
You think your life is hard? Imagine Javed Akhtar trying to pronounce Pfizer.
— Ripper (@Ace_Of_Pace) November 9, 2020
also learned today that you don’t pronounce the p in pfizer and am honestly a little disappointed
— chelsaya (@chelsaya) November 9, 2020
The big story today is whether English-speaking Newscasters will pronounce the ‘p’ in Pfizer. #Germanic
— Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) November 9, 2020
Most of my English colleagues seem to say “Fizer”. To rhyme with “wiser”.German friends (probably more correctly) pronounce the p and say something like “pfitser”.#Pfizer
— Peter English #FBPE (@petermbenglish) November 9, 2020
The last tweet isn’t a meme actually. A quick glance at the google searches in India showed that the people actually searched for the right pronunciation of the word.
So what do you think is it correct pronunciation of Pfizer?