A U.S. District Judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to publish more than 320,000 documents related to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a rate of 55,000 pages per month. Initially, the FDA had asked for a rate of 500 pages per month, amounting to 75 years, to release the documents, citing “unduly burdensome” logistical and personnel hurdles.
“This is a great win for transparency and removes one of the strangleholds federal ‘health’ authorities have had on the data needed for independent scientists to offer solutions and address serious issues with the current vaccine program,” said Aaron Siri, managing partner of Siri & Glimstad, the law firm representing the plaintiffs who sued for the timely release of the documents.
“No person should ever be coerced to engage in an unwanted medical procedure,” he continued. “And while it is bad enough the government violated this basic liberty right by mandating the COVID-19 vaccine, the government also wanted to hide the data by waiting to fully produce what it relied upon to license this product until almost every American alive today is dead. That form of governance is destructive to liberty and antithetical to the openness required in a democratic society.”