Australia’s Medicine Regulator has never seen Pfizer Covid Vaccine study data despite deeming it saf
Australia’s Medicine Regulator has never seen Pfizer Covid Vaccine study data despite deeming it safe for Australians
A freedom of information request made to Australia’s drug regulator has revealed they have never seen the extremely limited study data for the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine despite giving it emergency approval and deeming it safe to be injected into the arms of Australians.
The doctor wrote to the TGA (Therapeutic Good Administration), Australia’s version of the UK’s MHRA, in February 2021 asking three simple questions –
1 – Did the TGA request the raw data from Pfizer
2 – Did any of the committees approving the vaccine look at the raw data and/or discuss it
3 – What were the “studies” referred to in the approval document relating to teratogenicity (risk of harm to a foetus)
The reason for the request was due to concern over the validity and verifiability of Pfizer’s data given its legal history, a concern also shared by Peter Doshi in the BMJ in February, as well as the proven concerns over fraudulent data relating to Covid-19 as seen in the “Lancetgate” scandal of June 2020.
The TGA originally attempted to surpress the FOI request by requesting a 6-month extension in view of the amount of work required to respond satisfactorily. The doctor complained to the Office of the Information Commissioner who instructed the TGA to respond by the 26th May, however they still failed to meet that deadline.
Eventually the TGA responded producing a heavily redacted single study showing that the only investigation into the effects on the foetus was performed on 44 rats with no long-term data on the offspring.
Their response also confirmed that they had never seen or requested the patient data from Pfizer and simply accept Pfizer’s report of their study as fact, despite their proven history of fraudulent claims.
This means that when the head of the TGA John Skerritt said that “the safety evidence is pretty thorough” on the 6th February (here) he was lying to Australians who would have assumed, that the TGA had actually looked at the patient data themselves.
The full FOI request and responses from TGA can be viewed here.