CDC accused of violating scientific integrity policies when approving COVID-19 vaccine for toddlers
- August 10, 2022
Andrew Kerr, Washington Examiner
A watchdog group has accused the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of violating their own scientific integrity policies in authorizing and recommending infants and toddlers to take COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Protect the Public’s Trust, a conservative watchdog group, made the allegations in a letter sent to Health and Human Services Inspector General Christi Grimm. In the letter, the group claims both agencies issued recommendations for children aged 6 months through 5 years to be vaccinated to make parents feel better about returning to normal activity.
“This leads to inescapable concerns that the CDC’s recommendation was based on factors other than the scientific evidence, particularly evidence demonstrating an actual benefit to a child’s health or likelihood of avoiding hospitalization or death due to COVID-19,” the letter claimed.