In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on Sept. 16, 2021 against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a medical transparency group of more than 30 physicians, professors and scientists from various universities in the United States, the FDA has asked a federal judge to delay the full release of all documents in the agency’s possession related to its Aug. 3, 2021 licensing of the “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine” (also known as BNT162b2) until the year 2076.1 2 3 4
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas by the nonprofit Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency (PHMPT), was prompted after the FDA denied a request by the PHMPT to expedite the release of the documents. The FDA and the PHMPT were unable to agree on a disclosure schedule.1 2 3 5
Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) representing the FDA propose that the FDA be allowed to release 500 pages per month on a “rolling basis.”2 3 DOJ attorneys wrote:
By processing and making interim responses based on 500-page increments, FDA will be able to provide more pages to more requesters, thus avoiding a system where a few large requests monopolize finite processing resources and where fewer requesters’ requests are being fulfilled.2
But attorney Aaron Siri, whose firm, Siri & Glimstad LLP of New York, is representing PHMPT in the lawsuit, notes:
It took the FDA precisely 108 days from when Pfizer started producing the records for licensure to when the FDA licensed the Pfizer vaccine. Taking the FDA at its word, it conducted an intense, robust, thorough, and complete review and analysis of those documents in order to assure that the Pfizer vaccine was safe and effective for licensure. While it can conduct that intense review of Pfizer’s documents in 108 days, it now asks for over 20,000 days to make these documents available to the public.3
FOIA Requests Require Fast Turnaround
The FOIA law, passed in 1967, requires agencies of the federal government to respond to FOIA requests within 20 business days unless there are “unusual circumstances.”2 6 Such circumstances include one or more of the following situations:
- the component needs to search for and collect responsive records from a field office or other entity separate from the office processing the request;
- the request involves a “voluminous” amount of records that must be located, compiled, and reviewed; or
- the component needs to consult with another federal agency or two or more Department of Justice components that have a substantial interest in the responsive information.6
DOJ attorneys contend that the PHMPT is seeking approximately 329,000 pages of documents related to the “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine” and that the FDA cannot release the information without first reviewing it to redact “confidential business and trade secret information of Pfizer or BioNTech and personal privacy information of patients who participated in clinical trials.”2
But plaintiff attorneys Siri and John Howie of Howie Law, PC of Dallas, Texas argue:
The entire purpose of the FOIA is to assure government transparency. 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.2
Transparency on the Pfizer COVID Biologic is Important
Given the importance of this issue and what is at stake for so many Americans, Siri and Howie point out that the FDA “should have been preparing to release (data on the “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine”) simultaneously with the licensure [of the biologic]. Instead, it has done the opposite.” They add that the FDA itself has said that there is “nothing more important than the licensure of this vaccine and being transparent about this vaccine.”2
“Reviewing this information will settle the ongoing public debate regarding the adequacy of the FDA’s review process,” Siri and Howie said.2
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1 Case 4:21-cv-01058-P. Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency vs Food and Drug Administration. United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Sept. 16, 2021.
2 Greene J. Wait what? FDA wants 55 years to process FOIA request over vaccine data. Reuters Nov. 18, 2021.
3 Pentchoukov I. FDA Asks Court for 55 Years to Fully Release Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Data. The Epoch Times Nov. 17, 2021.
4 Press release. FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Aug. 23, 2021.
5 Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency.
6 Department of Justice Archives. FOIA. U.S. Department of Justice.
No worries guys, 55 years is nothing…..they have nothing to hide what so ever, they are hiding this for or safety and ultimately to protect the consumer dontcha know.
I will wait until the report is published before I decide which vaccine not to get.
I guess that is what they call caution.
They need to delay all vaccine mandates until we all have a chance to review and discuss the data.
What could possibly go wrong?
FDA….the last group you would listen to. They are nearly invested in Bid Pharma or financially compromised with Grant money. They do not want to be exposed.
Couldn’t be possible they want to hide the truth. The drug companies never lie too us slaves.
I so agree with Aaron Siri! If we are being mandated to put unknown substances into our bodies, the least they can do is provide the documentation! Why bother putting ingredient lists on food?!? The hypocrisy and lunacy of ALL of this (and that “We the People” would have to even ASK, or sue), is unconscionable!!!
America is supposed to be a FREE COUNTRY!!!
you couldn’t have said it better
I will wait also and as a health care provider I will educate others the same. If they having nothing to hide come forward now or this whole system is truly corrupt and as it is now no one trust the system any more.
I do not trust the vaccine or any of those whom are responsible for these Orwellian mandates. No “jab” for me.
Note to the editors: I would certainly be wary of using Google for a search or as a repository: They catalog everything and are not shy about “loosing” that which they don’t like.
The flaw in the Regulatory agencies system is that the administrator is appointed by the president … Thus any discretionary authority given to a regulatory agency administrator is, in fact, given to the president of the United States to be used as the president sees fit …
We need to take the discretionary authority away from the people who write and enforce the rules.
All Congress would need to do is amend the law such that the agency administrator is stripped of its authority to write rules and implement the law. That authority would then be transferred to another agency, the administrator of which would be appointed by Congress, not the president.
“Note that these are all paper changes. They do not require any relocation, new buildings, new hires, etc. The functions all currently exist. They are merely rearranged,”
Everything about vaccines starting from the 1986 law that said we cannot sue vaccine manufacturers even if a child dies seems to be highly suspicious!
Under the 1986 law, the HHS was supposes to send Congress a safety study every 2 years. Thus far 0 reports have been sent as required by law. And congress is not asking for them. Why??
And now the Govt. wants to delay the release of this vital data for 55 years. Why??
I do not trust the CDC or the FDA or any other officials when it comes to vaccines.
Gee, most of us will have died of old age by then.
The FDA and CDC are made up of a group that half lie and the other half swear to it.
Great let’s delay all potential vaccine mandates for that long too. How can we have informed consent without the facts?
What’s going on is from the pit of hell.
The FDA wants 55 years to release info on the so called, “vaccine”? Why? So that any and all that would sue them will be dead by then?
My father had the Pfizer vaccine, then two boosters. He was fine. Enjoying life, riding his bicycle one day just 2 weeks ago, the next day he collapsed. He has been in the hospital for 11 days with a blood clot. He has no issues with blood clots previously. He has no pre-existing condition and even doctors say he is not in the risk category for blood clots. They are baffled. No one will consider its the Pfizer vaccine which according to Oxford University, this is a “rare” but known side effect. Instead the doctors have concluded there may be no cure and his life just may end without answers that “its just a condition that you have”. He has now had two painful procedures to scrape the blood clots from his lungs. Oh, we don’t get to go see him, afterall we may have covid. I’m incredibly angry and will refuse any vaccine. If Pfizer can’t disclose the information, they are most definitely hiding something more than just record profits!
My father had the Pfizer vaccine, then two boosters. He was fine. Enjoying life, riding his bicycle one day just 2 weeks ago, the next day he collapsed. He has been in the hospital for 11 days with a blood clot. He has no issues with blood clots previously. He has no pre-existing condition and even doctors say he is not in the risk category for blood clots. They are baffled. No one will consider its the Pfizer vaccine which according to Oxford University, this is a “rare” but known side effect. Instead the doctors have concluded there may be no cure and his life just may end without answers that “its just a condition that you have”. He has now had two painful procedures to scrape the blood clots from his lungs. Oh, we don’t get to go see him, after all, we may have covid. I’m incredibly angry and will refuse any vaccine. If Pfizer can’t disclose the information, they are most definitely hiding something more than just record profits! How can they help him if Pfizer doesn’t disclose any information, how does one sue if it is the cause. Oh, wait I think I just came to the reason why!
Why keep this information…..”secret” for that many years?
This is another reason people are so suspicious of FDA, CDC, etc. Be transparent…….what do you have to hide??
Redacting “test subjects” names..hmmm. well in that case, shouldn’t have to show proof of vaccination since indirectly anybody that took the mandated vaccination is indirectly an involuntary “test subject”. Oh yea, and hippa breach. And remember, if a person dies after getting this concoction of we don’t know what it is and nobody will tell us, and die, it’s underlying health issues that went undetected, not the jab. No thanks.
FDA is using taxpayers’ money to enrich big pharms by forcing everyone to take the jab, and FDA is now using more taxpayers’ money to have the DOJ jeopardize the disclosure of the very information it claimed it had thoroughly studied and formed the basis on which the vaccine’s approval was granted.
Meanwhile, as a taxpayer, all I want to use is HCQ and ivermectin, unlike FDA, I am happy to present all the related material on the effectiveness of these medicines right away, I certainly do not need 55 years to do that, yet FDA forbids me to use these life-saving drugs…
Even you are ignorant, you must see why by now!!
Fifty-five years? Sure, and 2/3’s of the world’s population will have long since ascended to the next world due to slow onset cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, compliments of the Fraud & Death Administration and their employers at “big pharma”!
Waiting for the this and the next generation to die off in 55 years…obvious!
What, EXACTLY, are they hiding?
FREEDOM OF VACCINATION CHOICE, NO MATTER WHAT!
Curiously, they want 55 years (or 75 years at the 500 page/month rate) to release the data. So how about waiting 55 years for any vaccine mandate to go into effect? If the FDA had decided the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J “vaccines” are all approved, then WHY DO THEY NEED IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION? If they are fully approved, remove the immunity protection granted them during the EUA so that those who suffer debilitating adverse reactions or the families of those who die from the jab can receive compensation just like any other approved vaccine.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? WHY IS THE FDA COMPLICIT? The way I see it, as long as you have immunity, the government CANNOT force you to take it. At least, a sane government can’t!
Everything these people do to bury their evidence will make the public reject them more!