California Physician & Whistleblower—Time to Bring Attention to Vaccine Adverse Event Cases
From TrialSite Staff October 13, 2021
Recently a law firm called Siri & Glimstad LLP wrote a letter to two heavy hitters within the U.S.–the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on behalf of their client, Dr. Patricia Lee, an ICU physician, and surgeon who has had the unfortunate experience of treating many COVID-19 vaccine injured patients. In the letter addressed to the FDA, CBER Director Dr. Peter Marks, CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force Deputy Director Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, and the law firm’s Managing Partner, Aaron Siri, raised attention to serious claims. Specifically, they stated that both critical public health-related agencies are ignoring pleas from Dr. Patricia Lee to investigate the catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 vaccines on some of her patients. In the 15 years Dr. Lee has practiced medicine she has never seen the level of adverse events she now observes with the COVID-19 vaccines. Reporting serious and often fatal injuries to the agencies, the whistleblower doctor detailed many adverse events including transverse myelitis leading to quadriplegia, pneumocystis pneumonia, multi-system organ failure, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, postpartum hemorrhagic shock and septic shock, as well as disseminated CMV and CMV viremia.
The law firm’s letter, made public, includes a quote from Dr. Lee who stated: “It appears statistically improbable that any one physician should witness this many COVID-19 vaccine injuries if the federal health authority claims regarding Covid-19 vaccine safety were accurate.” The letter indicates that Dr. Lee has been in discussions with other physician colleagues, and they report similar unfortunate observations.
Dr. Patricia Lee brings an impeccable pedigree with board certifications—she has served her California Northern California community as a physician for two decades. Earning her medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC), she did post-graduate training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC as well as Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Based on her observations of severely injured persons (in some cases leading to death) the doctor declared to the FDA and CDC director that she can “no longer silently accept the serious harm being caused by the Covid-19 vaccines.”
Yet she has been completely ignored. She reported in a written communication to America’s leading drug regulator (FDA) and other public health agencies her concerns, listing six detailed cases that in her professional opinion are directly related to the COVID-19 immunization. Unfortunately, she notes “Approximately half of the patients detailed above died.” She also notes that “Those who survived are struggling with long-term sequelae and a diminished quality of life.”
Lee acknowledged that she is but one physician, however both Marks and Shimabukuro pointed out that her observations “appear statistically improbable that any one physician should witness this many COVID-19 vaccine injuries if the federal health authority claims regarding Covid-19 vaccine safety were accurate.” Lee shared with the two federal health-related agency directors that her physician colleagues are reporting similar trends.
Of course, there is a probability that what Dr. Lee is reporting are data anomalies. Unless there are serious investigations into these disparate, often anecdotal claims of Covid-19 vaccine injury, including the large number of reported adverse events and deaths in the CDC’s Vaccine Event Reporting System (VAERS). These types of reports remain just claims and not an actual indication of fact.
TrialSite reminds all that while the Comirnaty vaccine produced by BioNTech was recently formally approved by the FDA, it is still not in use. Rather the product called BNT162b2 produced by Pfizer-BioNTech is the vaccine in circulation in America. This product still falls under the emergency use authorization (EUA) category.
As it turns out for purposes of liability discussions that doesn’t matter much. All the drug makers, health systems, hospitals, and others in the supply chain are effectively shielded by the Public Readiness and Emergency Responsiveness Act or PREP Act as stated in “FDA Approval of Pfizer puts Consumers in Ultimate Squeeze: PREP Act Liability Shields Ongoing While Fed/State & Local Authorities Now Force Vaccinations”
TrialSite shared that no consumer has recourse for product liability in this emergency declaration. It is a powerfully thick uniform tort liability shield that ensures drug makers can maximize profits while mitigating risk. Only a government fund is available for liability with considerable limitations in financial outlay.
A Plea for Health Care Professionals
Dr. Lee’s letter also reminds the federal bureaucrats that many of her colleagues served on the front lines of the pandemic fearlessly working in ICUs, for example, during the early deadly spikes of the pandemic. Many of them, she reported, were infected with Covid-19 at various times and now have some protection from natural immunity. Yet countless health care professionals now either resign or are removed from their position rather than getting subjected to a vaccine mandate.
Undoubtedly the law firm and the good doctor understand the legal liability limitations at this stage—unless POTUS declares a change, or Congress changes the law. Serving as a messenger for many more in her situation she respectfully asks Director Marks (FDA) and Director Shimabukuro to “recognize the pain and injury” associated with the vaccines. Denying the patients and health care professionals “the truth of their experiences only adds deep insult to their injury.”
What is Needed?
A proper investigation into the true nature of Covid-19 vaccine injuries makes sense. TrialSitesuggests that the numbers in VAERS alone call attention to at least conduct more intensive analyses into the claimed problems. These public health-related agencies’ reputations are historically high—however now polls indicate a declining trust in America’s public health institutions. One way to turn around perceptions would be to launch serious independent agency investigations into claims of mass injury.