On February 1, 2022, ICAN, through its attorneys, submitted two Freedom of Information Act requests to the CDC for any documentation concerning confirmed COVID-19 deaths in children 11 years old or younger, and in 12- to 15-year-old children.
On March 10, 2022, the CDC sent this astonishing response to both of these requests:
NCHS [National Center for Health Statistics] has not conducted the analyses requested for this age group and therefore cannot provide you with a data product.
So, despite not having conducted the “analyses” of its own data for either of these age groups and, therefore, not being able to cite even one confirmed case of a healthy child 15 years old or younger dying from COVID-19, the CDC felt confident enough not only to relentlessly promote COVID-19 vaccines to these children, but it also makes the truly incredible claim that “COVID-19 ranks as one of the top 10 causes of death for children ages 5 though 11 years.” This, despite the fact that, when pressed for proof of that statement, the CDC admits it hasn’t analyzed its own data and cannot provide any.
Here is where it gets even more interesting. Coincidentally, just four days after sending the response to ICAN’s attorneys claiming it had not done these analysis of pediatric COVID-19 deaths, on March 14, 2022, the CDC removed tens of thousands of deaths linked to COVID-19, including 416 (or 24%) of the pediatric deaths, on its data tracker website! By way of explanation, the CDC added a footnote, saying: “An adjustment was made to COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data involving the removal of 72,277 deaths previously reported across 26 states. An error in CDC’s algorithm led to misclassifying deaths that were not COVID-19 related. The algorithm has since been corrected.” We can only speculate about what made the CDC revisit its numbers and correct them, but the timing sure is interesting.
It is precisely this type of game play (or possibly incompetence) that definitively proves yet again why federal “health” authority recommendations should never be relied upon to mandate or require any medical product or intervention, and ICAN will continue to fight for the basic right of every American to choose, without government coercion, his or her own medical care.