House committee investigates Biden administration interference in FDA’s approval of COVID boosters

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Samuel Case, FISM News

House Republicans are investigating the Biden administration’s alleged meddling in securing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for COVID-19 booster shots.

“The Committee on the Judiciary is investigating allegations that the Biden Administration interfered in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and licensure of the COVID-19 vaccines,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky) wrote in a letter to the FDA obtained by the Daily Caller

In the letter, Massie points out that two top vaccine officials, Dr. Marion Gruber and Dr. Philip Krause, resigned from the FDA in August 2021 after President Joe Biden said U.S. adults should receive COVID-19 booster shots. 

“Dr. Gruber and Dr. Krause reportedly felt that the White House was getting ahead of the FDA on booster shots and disagreed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) involvement in FDA decisions,” Massie said.

The Congressman requested the preservation of “all records, communications, and materials,” relating to the FDA’s review, authorization, approval, and/or promotion of all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, the departure of Dr. Gruber and Dr. Krause from the FDA, and the identities of current or former employees who worked in the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review from January 2020 to the present.

Dr. Gruber and Dr. Krause also received letters from Massie requesting they hand over all records in their personal possession relating to their departure from the FDA and the agency’s approvals of the COVID-19 vaccine. 


Last year, top health experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Oxford University, and numerous other hospitals and public health departments published a risk-benefit analysis on The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) which concluded that mandatory booster vaccination for young adults and college students is “ethically unjustifiable” because “the harms of coercive mandates themselves are not counterbalanced by a large public health benefit” and infringe on individual liberty.

They also found that the booster shots carried health risks that far outweighed the benefits:

Per COVID-19 hospitalization prevented in previously uninfected young adults, we anticipate 18 to 98 serious adverse events, including 1.7 to 3.0 booster-associated myocarditis cases in males, and 1,373 to 3,234 cases of grade ≥3 reactogenicity which interferes with daily activities.