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Republican Lawmakers Demand FDA Publish Future COVID-19 Vaccine Safety, Efficacy Data


A group of Republican lawmakers are demanding the FDA release all current and future safety and efficacy data on COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. 

“The fact that the data in the FDA’s possession has remained behind an FDA firewall for more than 18 months is appalling,” Rep. Bill Posey wrote to Commissioner Robert Califf, noting the agency unsuccessfully asked a court to trickle out Pfizer vaccine information over 55 to 75 years, Just the News reports

Nine other House Republicans joined the April 11th letter, including Reps. Massie and Brooks. 

“Nothing is more important to physicians, parents, patients, public health officials and elected officials than having access to as much information as possible when evaluating immediate and long-term responses to the pandemic,” the letter reads. 

The lawmakers demand the agency immediately release data for COVID-19 products granted emergency use authorization and full approval.