The Food and Drug Administration has requested that the courts give them 55 years to review and release documents concerning the approval of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The FDA previously denied a request from the Public Health Medical Professionals for Transparency for an expedited release of approval records.
The PHMPT has filed a lawsuit against the FDA for failing to complete their Freedom of Information Act request.
It was determined that in order to complete the FOIA request, a total of 329,000 pages would need to be reviewed.
The FDA proposed it would be able to “process and produce the non-exempt portions of responsive records at a rate of 500 pages per month”.
Documents would be provided on a “rolling basis” and would take almost 55 years to review.
“This rate is consistent with processing schedules entered by courts across the country in FOIA cases,” the FDA explained.
The initial request was for the review to be done in four months, which would require 80,000 pages to be worked through per month.
According to the Epoch Times, attorney Aaron Siri said “It took the FDA precisely 108 days from when Pfizer started producing the records for licensure to when the FDA licensed the Pfizer vaccine”.
“While it can conduct that intense review of Pfizer’s documents in 108 days, it now asks for over 20,000 days to make these documents available to the public,” Siri added.