CDC Director Walensky admitted that the CDC did not monitor vaccine injuries between late February through September 2021. Dr. Walensky said in a letter written to Senator Ron Johnson and made public Monday that the CDC did not analyze certain types of adverse event reports in 2021, despite the agency previously claiming it started in February 2021, according to the Epoch Times.
“PRR were not run between February 26, 2021, to September 30, 2021.”@CDCDirector Dr. Rochelle Walensky acknowledged publicly for the first time that the @CDCgov gave false information about its #COVID19 vaccine safety monitoring. https://t.co/TgRs5X5p4I
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 13, 2022
Beginning in early 2021, the CDC had promised to perform a type of analysis called Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR) on reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which it helps manage to monitor vaccine safety through data mining and analyses.
In July 2022, Dr. John Su, a CDC official, said that the agency started performing PRRs in February 2021 and “continues to do so to date.”
But in a letter written September 2 and sent September 6 to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Walensky acknowledged that her agency gave false information on safety monitoring but failed to explain why.
Ron Johnson’s response letter dated Sept 12,2022 questioned Director Walensky’s “inadequate and unacceptable response”and lack of transparency with the public,
“Dear Director Walensky:
I write to you regarding your inadequate and unacceptable response to my letters about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) surveillance of COVID-19 vaccine adverse events. You have failed to explain why the CDC made inconsistent statements about the data it generates to track these adverse events. Moreover, even though I clearly asked CDC to provide the data that it supposedly generated to track vaccine adverse events, you failed to do so. This data should be made public immediately to better inform the American people about risks of specific adverse events relating to the COVID-19 vaccines. Your lack of clarity calls into question whether CDC has and continues to sufficiently monitor COVID-19 vaccine adverse events.”
Senator Ron Johnson has been pushing for increased transparency from the CDC.