(Republican Insider) – According to the law, federal agencies are required to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests within a period of 20 days, however, the Food and Drug Administration is now asking for a delay of — this is absurd — 55 years in order to fill a request for documents that are related to the coronavirus vaccine.
That’s not suspicious or anything, right? I mean, nothing screams “we’re hiding something” like attempting to avoid the release of documentation for five and a half decades. Clearly, there is something contained in this information they do not want the general public to see.
According to a report from WND, “In court papers this week, the agency proposes that the plaintiffs in a FOIA lawsuit, Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency, see the full record in 2076, Reuters reported.”
Earlier in the month, just hours before a panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be given to kids between the ages of 5-11, the British Medical Journal put out an article that featured a whistleblower’s charge that alleged poor practices at a contract research company that was helping to carry out a very critical third phase of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine trial last year that might have compromised data integrity and put patients at risk.
I submitted this FOIA request to the FDA: they now claim it will take them 55 years to release the data on which Pfizer's vaccine approval was based, though it only took them 108 days to review this data for the approval process. New heights of absurdity. https://t.co/be2kBXAjHj
— Aaron Kheriaty, MD (@akheriaty) November 18, 2021
“The government’s central FOIA website allows for extension of the deadline, explaining the actual time for delivery of the documents ‘will vary depending on the complexity of the request and any backlog of requests already pending at the agency,'” WND reported.
“Justice Department lawyers representing the FDA argue the plaintiffs – a group of more than 30 professors and scientists from universities including Yale, Harvard, UCLA and Brown – are seeking a massive volume of documents, about 329,000 pages,” the report said.
The plaintiffs in the request want these specific records in order to be assured in the midst of massive public skepticism, that the vaccine produced by Pfizer is truly “safe and effective.”
Justice Department attorneys stated in a joint status report that was filed on Monday, went on to make the argument that the FDA must review the records in order to redact “confidential business and trade secret information of Pfizer or BioNTech and personal privacy information of patients who participated in clinical trials.”
So wait a minute. Are they really trying to say it’s going to take 55 years to complete all of the necessary redactions in order to release the information being requested? Seriously? In the year 2021, we’re really supposed to believe that?
The FDA stated that they only have 10 workers, who are right now processing about 400 other FOIA requests. The agency says it can only handle up to 500 pages of the vaccine request in a month’s time.
The plaintiff’s legal representation wants these documents from the FDA released no later than March 3, 2022.
“This 108-day period is the same amount of time it took the FDA to review the responsive documents for the far more intricate task of licensing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine,” wrote Aaron Siri of Siri & Glimstad in New York, along with lawyer John Howie of Howie Law in Dallas in court papers, a report from Reuters went on to state.
The legal team made the argument that the whole purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is to help assure transparency from the government. Which is absolutely right on the money.
“It is difficult to imagine a greater need for transparency than immediate disclosure of the documents relied upon by the FDA to license a product that is now being mandated to over 100 million Americans under penalty of losing their careers, their income, their military service status, and far worse,” the plaintiffs’ lawyers went on to say.
The attorneys then argued that FDA regulations require the agency “to make ‘immediately available’ all documents underlying licensure of a vaccine.” The legal team then proceeds to completely obliterate the excuse of a lack of staffing by pointing out that the FDA has over 18,000 employees with a budget of $6 billion.
In the meantime, the agency “has itself said that there is nothing more important than the licensure of this vaccine and being transparent about this vaccine.”
“U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman will consider the timeline for processing the documents Dec. 14 in Fort Worth, Texas,” WND reported.
Seems pretty clear there’s something the FDA doesn’t want us to know. Could it be that they don’t want folks to know how many individuals suffered negative effects from the vaccine, or how many people actually died during human testing?
Maybe there are ingredients featured in the vaccine that are bad for the health of the general public that they don’t want to get out in the news? Remember, these are the same people who have now included a heart attack drug in the new children’s dose of the vaccine.
Secrets are rarely ever good things, folks.
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