Although it took only 108 days for the FDA to (supposedly) do a thorough review of the Pfizer vaccine before granting emergency use authorization, they have requested 75 years to review and release all the data to the public.
The FDA has to release 329,000 pages of documents and has agreed to release 500 pages per month as it takes time to go through and make redactions. While the FDA was processing the data for the approval of the Pfizer vaccine, it should have been preparing the accompanying data for public release. However, zero records have been released so far regarding Pfizer’s COVID vaccine data.
In mid-November, the Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency (PHMPT) filed an FOIA request for the data used by the FDA to license the Pfizer COVID vaccine. The FDA initially requested 55 years to review and release all Pfizer-related information. Now, however, they are saying it will take 75 years after discovering there are over 59,000 more pages to review than initially anticipated.
One of the lawyers representing PHMPT, Aaron Siri, discussed the origins of the lawsuit in a blog post, explaining that the prestigious group of academics, professors, and scientists from around the US requested the data used by the FDA to license the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA did not turn over any documents in response to this request, prompting the lawsuit. “The FDA’s promise of transparency is, to put it mildly, a pile of illusions,” wrote Siri.
The entire US population is being forced to take this vaccination before the data supporting its safety and effectiveness is released as public information. However, the secretary of Health and Human Services has granted Pfizer “complete immunity from financial liability for any injury caused by its product,” the court ruling from November states, “If injured — including suffering one of the injuries even federal health authorities admit occur from Pfizer’s product — the injured individual effectively has no recourse.”
Following the FDA’s 20-year deadline extension, Siri wrote in another blog post:
“[I]f you find what you are reading difficult to believe – that is because it is dystopian for the government to give Pfizer billions, mandate Americans to take its product, prohibit Americcans from suing for harms, but yet refuse to let Americans see the data underlying its licensure. The lesson yet again is that civil and individual rights should never be contingent upon a medical procedure.“
Although the health and safety of the American people should be the priority in this case, the FDA insists it needs to carefully review each document page to ensure “trade secrets” are not released to the public.