The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting federal courts to give them up to 55 years to review and release Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the public.
A joint court filing, filed by the Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency, a group of 30 professors and scientists, hope to reveal more than 300,000 pages of information about the vaccination that has become mandatory to more than 84 million workers and two-thirds of the nation’s private-sector workforce.
“It took the FDA precisely 108 days from when Pfizer started producing the records for licensure on May 7, 2021,14 to when the product was licensed on August 23, 2021,” the court document notes.
“We assume, as the FDA has stated, that 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.” (READ: Youngkin Will Allow Virginia Counties, Cities, K-12 Public Schools To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines And Masks)
FDA is requesting a court give them up to 55 years to release information being requested about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.https://t.co/yPtjhoRHal
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“The FDA knew the intense public interest in that data and information,” the document continued. “It should have been preparing to release it simultaneously with the licensure. Instead, it has done the opposite.”
“The entire purpose of the FOIA is to assure government transparency,” the plaintiffs argue. “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.”
Pfizer has released the first 91 pages of their documents.