Sen. Johnson Presses HHS, FDA, CDC, and NIH for Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, sent a letter to the top U.S. health officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) calling for transparency and complete responses to the senator’s numerous requests on the COVID-19 vaccines and other aspects of the pandemic. This correspondence marks the senator’s 60th public letter to U.S. government agencies on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In his letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, CDC Director Mandy Cohen, and NIH Acting Director Lawrence Tabak, the senator wrote, “As the top U.S. health officials, and for some of you, medical doctors who have sworn to uphold the Hippocratic Oath, you and your colleagues also bear the absolute responsibility of providing patients and the American public the benefit of informed consent.”

Sen. Johnson added, “You and your colleagues have a duty to provide the American people with complete and transparent data regarding the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 ‘vaccines.’ It is completely unacceptable that public health agencies have ignored requests for detailed information about ‘vaccine’ lots that are associated with higher rates of adverse events and have failed to provide CDC’s and FDA’s complete data analyses (Proportional Reporting Ratio tables and empirical Bayesian data mining – if they exist) on ‘vaccine’ adverse events. The fact that the vast majority of my questions and information requests remain unanswered or outstanding only heightens my level of suspicion.”

The senator emphasized the health agencies’ lack of transparency by highlighting his numerous oversight requests to various government agencies that remain unanswered. 

Sen. Johnson noted, “Individuals who willingly or reluctantly received the COVID-19 ‘vaccines’ deserve to know the full truth about the adverse health outcomes they or their loved ones may face following ‘vaccination.’ However, your agencies continue to obstruct my efforts to provide the public with the truth about the COVID-19 ‘vaccines.’ 

This letter also raised questions regarding a recently released, FDA-funded preprint study which found multiple adverse health outcomes, including seizures, associated with the COVID-19 vaccines among vaccinated children.

“The results of this FDA-funded study reaffirm previous concerns about the safety of the COVID-19 ‘vaccines’—particularly for children—and underscore the need for federal health agencies to be transparent with the American people and responsive to Congress,” the senator wrote.

In addition to reiterating the outstanding requests that health agencies have failed to address, the senator asked for new information and materials following the results of the FDA-funded study.

“It is well past time for U.S public health agencies to be transparent,” he concluded.

Read more about the senator’s October 25, 2023 letter to HHS, FDA, CDC, and NIH  in the Epoch Times.

The full letter can be found here.