Naval officer outlines licensing discrepancy of vaccine mandated for military

Naval officer outlines licensing discrepancy of vaccine mandated for military
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[Ed. – If you have a prior prejudice regarding Revolver, per se, that shouldn’t keep you from reading the Naval officer’s letter with an open mind.  His citations check out.  The vaccine being mandated for U.S. military members has not, in fact, been license-approved by the FDA.  It’s still under an emergency-use authorization (EUA), which means no one can be compelled to take it.  The vaccine the FDA did approve for license is not the same one, and is not even available in the U.S.  Sen. Ron Johnson is aware of the issue and demanding answers on it.]

The CDC did not help matters … On Monday, August 31, 2021, their Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released an inaccurate statement. The committee’s public announcement unanimously endorsed the FDA license for the “Pfizer-BioNTech licensed vaccine.” They misstated the vaccine name and license holder, never mentioning the actual owner of the FDA license, BioNTech, conflating legal ownership of Comirnaty (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) as Pfizer’s. They neglected to mention it is not available in the U.S. and therefore not possible for consumers here to receive. Those inaccuracies further aided the public misperception that Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is FDA licensed. Concurrently, two high-level career FDA officials resigned at the time of the CDC ACIP board announcement, citing frustration with overreach into FDA affairs by other parts of the Executive Branch.


Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is asking questions. He recently wrote a letter to the FDA requesting “why they did not grant full licensure for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that is already in use and available in the U.S., and how the agency will ensure that those being vaccinated under mandates will receive the FDA-approved version […].”

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