Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), admitted that her agency spread misinformation
about the safety of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.
In a Sept. 2 letter
addressed to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), the CDC director admitted that the agency did not analyze certain types of adverse event reports at all in 2021. This contradicted the public health agency's earlier remarks that it had scrutinized these reports as early as February of that year.
"CDC performed PRR [proportional reporting ratio] analysis between March 25, 2022 through July 31, 2022," she wrote. "CDC also recently addressed a previous statement made to the Epoch Times
to clarify PRR [analyses] were not run between Feb. 26, 2021 [and] Sept. 30, 2021."
However, an earlier June 16 letter
by CDC Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Director Roger Andoh stated that the agency did not conduct PRR analysis.
"Program staff within the Immunization and Safety Office inform me that no PRRs were conducted by the CDC," he replied to Divyanshi Dwivedi, legal consultant for Children's Health Defense (CDC). "Furthermore, data mining is outside of the agency's purview."
A month after Andoh sent his letter, CDC official Dr. John Su told the Epoch Times
that the agency began performing PRR analysis in February 2021 and "continues to do the same." Su heads the CDC's Vaccine Safety Team in charge of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
This inconsistency led the Epoch Times
to reach out to the CDC to clarify if either Andoh or Su was telling the truth. A spokesperson for the public health agency responded in an email: "At no time have any CDC employees intentionally provided false information." (Related: CDC found lying about COVID-19 vaccine monitoring.
According to the spokesperson, the false and contradicting information
was given because the CDC thought the Epoch Times
and CDC were asking about Empirical Bayesian (EB) data mining. Walensky described EB data mining as "a more robust technique used to analyze disproportionate reporting." However, both the news outlet and health freedom organization specifically indicated PRRs in their queries.
Johnson dissatisfied with Walensky's explanation
Johnson, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, did not hide his dissatisfaction over Walensky's "inadequate and unacceptable" response.
"You have failed to explain why the CDC made inconsistent statements about the data it generates to track these adverse events," he wrote in a Sept. 12 letter
. "Your lack of clarity calls into question whether CDC has and continues to sufficiently monitor COVID-19 vaccine adverse events."
Johnson's letter also stated that the public health agency "lacked any justification for why [it] performed PRRs during certain periods and not others." Moreover, he accused Walensky of providing "no explanation" as to why Su's assertion contradicted her Sept. 2 letter and Andoh's June 2022 response to Dwivedi.
"Moreover, even though I clearly asked CDC to provide the data that it supposedly generated to track vaccine adverse events, you failed to do so. This data should be made public immediately to better inform the American people about risks of specific adverse events relating to the COVID-19 vaccines
The Republican senator then asked Walensky several questions, some of which are indicated below.
- "Why did CDC not conduct PRRs from Feb. 26, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2021 and then decide to conduct PRRs from March 25, 2022 through July 31, 2022?"
- "Why and when did CDC decide that it would stop conducting PRRs?"
- "Why did CDC misinform the public when it asserted 'no PRRs were conducted' and that 'data mining is outside of [the] agency's purview'? Who at CDC approved the release of this misinformation?"
Johnson gave a deadline of Sept. 19 for Walensky to respond. The CDC
, meanwhile, refused to comment on the matter.
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