FDA Says It Will Take 55 YEARS to Fulfill Vaccine-Focused FOIA Request

For the throngs of Americans still unsure about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, a little bit of transparency would go a long way.

Those who remain unvaccinated in America today have a myriad of reasons for making that choice.  Some are taking a stand for bodily sovereignty, others just aren’t all that worried about the virus at all.  Heck, there are even some who are abstaining on account of their belief that the vaccine is the biblical “mark of the beast” that precedes the rapture.

But perhaps the most common reason for folks to say no to the vaccine has to do with the speed in which these inoculations were developed, and whether or not they are as safe as they have claimed to be.

This has prompted a panel of relevant academics to make a Freedom of Information Act request to the federal government in order to see what data they have on vaccines.

The timeline put forth by the FDA to complete this request was insulting.

Freedom of Information Act requests are rarely speedy, but when a group of scientists asked the federal government to share the data it relied upon in licensing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the response went beyond typical bureaucratic foot-dragging.

As in 55 years beyond.

That’s how long the Food & Drug Administration in court papers this week proposes it should be given to review and release the trove of vaccine-related documents responsive to the request. If a federal judge in Texas agrees, plaintiffs Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency can expect to see the full record in 2076.

Despite being filled to the brim with public servants, it appears that no one in our federal government really wants to serve the people.