Outrageous Lack of Transparency—Pfizer Now Asks Court for 75 Years to Hide Details of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results
From TrialSiteNews Staff December 8, 2021
TrialSite has tracked attorney Aaron Siri and his client’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against Pfizer for full disclosure of clinical trials documentation. Siri shared in a previous post that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked a federal judge to delay the full disclosure of all relevant documentation till 2076—55 years from now! Siri, who is a partner with the law firm Siri Glimstad representing the Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency (PHMPT) countered to the court that Pfizer should disclose the entire batch of documentation within 108 days which just happens to be the amount of time it took for the Gold Standard regulatory agency to review and approve Pfizer’s vaccine. After the court-ordered both parties to submit updated briefs, now in what can only be considered an insult to injury, Pfizer “doubles down.” Meaning the pharmaceutical company now wants to hide the extent of all of the material information till 2096.
As attorney Siri writes “this is “Not a typo.” They are demanding 75 years of data secrecy. Yes, the FDA is agreeing to share about 12,000 pages in the first couple of months but thereafter they would release, at a snail’s pace, 500 pages per month till that 2096 date.
Why do these developments matter?
An unprecedented situation, with national mandates and even globalized pressure from the World Health Organization (WHO) on member countries, people in the United States deserve to better understand what actually occurred during this trial. Also, TrialSite has shared that under the PREP Act the pharmaceutical company has no liability in the United States. TrialSite was formed to help bring transparency and accessibility to clinical research—this actually serves to raise the trust levels and confidence in research.
Siri notes in his blog that the U.S. government awarded Pfizer $.195 billion in taxpayer’s money to promote the development of this vaccine via a forward procurement agreement. Thereafter, the government outlayed $15.7 billion to purchase the vaccine product—thus far a total of $18.75 billion in taxpayer money has been given to the company, not to mention hundreds of millions in support for the company’s clinical trials.
Ralph Norman, a congressman went on the record:
The FDA’s only priority should be the health and safety of consumers. The agency has compromised its integrity by delaying information that belongs to the public. Since the Biden administration is hell-bent on forcing these vaccine mandates on us, the public has every right to know how this vaccine was approved, especially in such a short amount of time. After all, the FDA managed to consider all 329,000 pages of data and grant emergency approval of the Pfizer vaccine within just 108 days. So, it’s hard to rationalize why it now needs 55 years to fully release that information to the public.
While Senator Ted Cruz called the FDA’s position “Completely outrageous.”
According to Siri’s blog, Each side gets to file response briefs on December 13, 2021, followed by oral arguments on December 14, 2021, in front of the judge. Siri and partners list the FDA documents for your review.
Call to Action: Check out Siri’s blog to reach the entire statement.