ICAN has obtained an official response to FOIA requests submitted by ICAN’s attorneys to the CDC regarding the number of positive COVID-19 cases among its employees, as well as how many of those individuals were vaccinated for COVID-19. The official response (given with a whole bunch of caveats, meaning, “cover your butt” excuses) was that approximately 70% of COVID-19 cases among the CDC employees in August 2021 were in those vaccinated for COVID-19!
Now, we don’t know the percent of CDC employees that were vaccinated as of August 2021, but if the CDC’s vaccination rate reflects that of adults in the United States, it was far less than 70%. But even if more than 70% of CDC employees were vaccinated, the fact that by the end of Summer 2021, 70% of its COVID-19 positive employees were vaccinated should have been a shocking figure and should have served as a wake-up call to the CDC about the failure of these vaccines to prevent infection.
The CDC’s incredible excuse for why this figure could be incorrect is that its employees were teleworking to the extent possible and were not required to report their vaccination status or test results. These excuses are unpersuasive. There is no reason to believe that CDC employees would not disclose their vaccination status. There is also no reason to believe those vaccinated would be more likely to report being COVID-19 positive. If anything, those vaccinated would have been less likely to report being COVID-19 positive given that, as the CDC itself says, “persons who have been vaccinated are possibly less likely to get tested.”
ICAN will continue to expose the data despite the CDC’s refusal to acknowledge it and course correct.