Sen. Johnson to CDC: Rochelle, You've Got Some 'Splainin to Do!
I’ll make this short. On June 23, nearly a week after I published an article on these pages about the CDC’s response to a FOIA request admitting they did not monitor VAERS for safety signals, and two days after I published a similar article in CHD’s The Defender, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wrote a letter to CDC head Rochelle Walensky, demanding to know why the CDC failed to do the analyses described in the standard operating procedures briefing document they had filed on their website.
The letter cites my substack article extensively and concludes with the following “please explain why and detail who made the decision to not follow the SOP and when that decision was made.”
I admit to feeling a sense of pride — it’s not everyday that the research one does is cited by sitting Senators in their attempts to wrangle information from the Federal bureaucracy. I have no illusions that it will make a difference, and I don’t expect Walensky or the CDC to reply to him. They have thoroughly ignored him, and I expect they will continue to do so. It’s much easier and safer than admitting to dereliction of duty.
Here is a copy Sen. Johnson’s letter for any who wish to read it:
P.S. If any of my readers have photoshop skills and time on their hands — if you could photoshop the picture up top (or a similar one) and replace their faces with those of Ron Johnson and Rochelle Walensky and make it look like she’s holding a syringe, I will be forever grateful.
Update: I’ve received 3 great photoshopped pics. Many thanks to Marylin Connel (1st pic), Ruben M. (2nd pic) and Jeremy Nacht of nachtdesign.com (3rd pic) for your awesome photoshopping!!