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On Thursday, America First Legal (AFL) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on behalf of John Solomon, CEO and Editor in Chief of Just The News. The lawsuit seeks to compel the Biden Administration to comply with a January 2, 2024, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) investigation seeking “all records of updates and corrections relating to COVID-19 Vaccinations—such as formal diagnoses, recovery, or death—that are collected after the initial reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), but that are not published in the public VAERS database.”

According to HHS, VAERS “is a national early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S.-licensed vaccines.” The system analyzes reports of adverse events following the administration of a vaccine. Narayan Nair, the FDA division director who oversees VAERS, acknowledged that there are “two parts to VAERS, the front-end system and the back end.”

The public-facing database contains only initial reports, while the private, back-end system contains all updates and corrections—such as a formal diagnosis, recovery, or death. For example, the public VAERS database reportedly did not include an autopsy examiner’s conclusion that the death of a 15-year-old boy was caused by “stress cardiomyopathy following [his] second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine.”

For years, the Biden Administration pressured Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Citizens and scientists were lied to about vaccine efficacy and safety; they were fired from jobs, expelled from colleges, and even discharged from the military. Studies now prove that these mRNA COVID-19 vaccines lead to potentially deadly adverse effects like myocarditis and pericarditis, among other things. Yet, the Biden Administration continues to hide the truth.

The FIOA’s essential purpose is to ensure an informed citizenry; this checks corruption and holds the government accountable. America First Legal will keep fighting to uncover the truth about the VAERS system and make public the vital information Mr. Solomon has requested.

Statement from John Solomon, CEO and Editor in Chief of Just the News: 

“The government’s vaccine safety data has always been a record of public import. Unfortunately, in the era of COVID, there is evidence and suggestions that a second set of safety books were being kept. There is no reason for the agencies to keep this vital safety data from the American public. As journalists, we at Just the News are grateful for the extraordinary help of America First Legal in trying to formally identify this data, free it from its current bureaucratic obfuscation and release it for the public’s benefit.” said John Solomon.

Statement from Reed D. Rubinstein, America First Legal Senior Vice President: 

“The bureaucrats’ refusal to come clean about their botched COVID-19 response erodes trust in our government and thus damages public health. Without transparency, trust cannot be restored, and without accountability, mistakes cannot be corrected. The stonewalled information must be produced.“ said Reed Rubinstein.

Read the lawsuit here.

Author: Press Release


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