Key GOP senator slams 'complete state of denial' over potential COVID vaccine harm

After CDC acknowledges "signals" on vaccine injury, Sen. Ron Johnson blames "COVID cartels" for suppressing stories for months.

Published: January 4, 2023 2:12pm

Updated: January 4, 2023 11:02pm

One of the Senate's leading critics of the federal government pandemic response is slamming the "complete state of denial" in official Washington over the growing evidence of widespread COVID-19 vaccine injuries.

Some studies have raised concerns that the vaccines or their boosters have weakened immune responses or failed to protect Americans from the virus as advertised, while the CDC has released data showing hundreds of safety signals have been identified in adverse event reporting databases for two COVID-19 vaccines, the Epoch Times reports.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), the ranking member on the powerful Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, began raising such concerns from medical experts and whistleblowers last year. He told Just the News on Wednesday that delays in acknowledging such concerns have put people at risk and eroded trust in public health agencies.

"It's enormously frustrating because I think we could have prevented so much harm if our federal health agencies would have been honest and transparent," Johnson said during a wide-ranging interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast. 

Draft operating procedure guidance for the CDC and FDA calls for officials to monitor the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to identify "potential new safety concerns for COVID-19 vaccines." 

"It has just baffled me about why we are in a complete state of denial in terms of the Biden administration, the federal health agencies, the pharmaceutical companies, the mainstream media, the Big Tech social media giants, and the COVID cartels suppressing this information," Johnson said. 

In a study published by Science Immunology, third doses of the Pfizer vaccine are shown to possibly weaken the immune response against COVID-19.

Johnson said he is not anti-vaccine by any measure but he has been in touch with many who are vaccine-injured and wants to get their stories out to the public. 

"I believe their stories, and all these people want is to be heard, seen and believed so they can get help so they can go receive therapy," Johnson explained. "Because without the acknowledgement that vaccine injuries are real, the medical establishment is just blowing them off. They won't even consider that as a cause of their ailments. It's really tragic."

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