CDC officials made the claim, which turned out to be false , in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for reports from a CDC team focused on analyzing the risk of post-vaccination myocarditis and pericarditis, two forms of heart inflammation. Both began to be detected at higher-than-expected rates after COVID-19 vaccination in the spring of 2021.
The team focuses on studying data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a passive surveillance system co-run by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The date range for the search was April 2, 2021, to Oct. 2, 2021.
“The National Center for Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Zoonotic Diseases conducted a search of our records that did not reveal any documents related to your request,” said Roger Andoh, CDC records officer. The center is part of the CDC.
No abstracts or reports were available because “at that time there was no known association between myocarditis and COVID-19 mRNA vaccination,” Andoh added.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are based on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology.
Reports of heart inflammation following vaccination with COVID-19 were first made public in April 2021 by the U.S. military, which detected the problem along with Israeli authorities long before the CDC.
While Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said that month that the agency had looked for a safety signal in its data and found none, by late June CDC researchers were saying that the available data “suggest an association with immunization” and in August described the problem as a “harm” of vaccination.
The claim that the link was not known “is probably false,” Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center, said by e-mail. “Either the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing at CDC, or federal health officials are spreading misinformation about what they knew about myocarditis after the COVID mRNA vaccines and when they knew it.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said the FOIA response “raises even more questions about the agency’s honesty, transparency and use, or lack thereof, of its safety surveillance systems, such as VAERS, to detect adverse events from the COVID-19 injection. .”
“I have sent two letters to CDC about the agency’s inability to find records demonstrating its use of vaccine surveillance systems. To date, CDC has not responded to my letters,” he added.
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