New Emails Show What The CDC Really Knew

( In 2021, months before agency officials misled The Epoch Times about the COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring, according to newly discovered emails, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made a misleading statement. In the emails, the agency’s senior officials also discussed safety monitoring for myocarditis, a kind of heart inflammation connected to the vaccinations from Pfizer and Moderna.

Reports show that in a set of operational rules published in 2021, the CDC committed to performing an analysis known as the Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR) on reports of adverse responses to COVID-19 immunization. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which authorities call the nation’s early warning system for post-vaccination adverse events, receives the reports. In addition, the CDC said in 2022 that it would carry out the analysis in a revised set of operational guidelines.

However, the CDC has lied about PRRs three times this year. First, claiming that such analysis was beyond the agency’s authority, then asserting that the analysis was carried out beginning in 2021, and then asserting that the analysis did not commence until 2022. The recently discovered emails demonstrate that in 2021, a representative misrepresented to an editor that the CDC did not do PRR analysis.

According to one of the emails, John Gregory, a health editor at NewsGuard, emailed the CDC on October 19, 2021, requesting a response to a claim that the CDC’s PRR study cannot reliably pinpoint when a vaccination causes adverse effects. Dr. John Su, the head of the CDC’s VAERS division, and Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, who also focuses on vaccination safety, received the inquiry from Martha Sharan, a CDC spokesperson.

Reports show that comment on NewsGuard was the only section of their replies that wasn’t censored. After speaking with Gregory, Sharan wrote that she had done so.

In the email, Sharan explained that she told the reporter that PPR analysis is not something the CDC performs, and she was happy the reporter would not go into this any further. After writing her comment, she clarified that she meant PRR. The operational instructions specify that the CDC shall undertake a Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR) analysis) on VAERS reports, which is in conflict with what was said.

When informed that the CDC does conduct PRRs, Gregory said in an email to The Epoch Times that he let their published information speak for itself.

The entire investigation is at the link above.

The CDC should change its name to Constantly Denying Candor.