Liberty Counsel, a group of Christian legal experts, recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had not given any COVID-19 vaccine its approval save for a federal “emergency use authorization” or EUA, which does not equate to a license.
Although the EUA issued by the federal agency aims to “protect the public health or safety,” the issuance of the same cannot be deemed a license, and people cannot be forced to take the COVID-19 jabs. Individuals may or may not get the shots since there is no FDA-approved license for the vaccine in force.
An example of this is the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech called COMINARTY, approved by the FDA but has remained in EUA status ever since.
According to Liberty Counsel, the FDA itself admitted this fact in its letter to Pfizer dated September 22, 2021. The said letter specifically highlighted the following note: “Although COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) is approved to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older, there is not sufficient approved vaccine available for distribution to this population in its entirety at the time of re-issuance of this EUA.”
The Christian legal group pointed out a significant difference between an EUA and a full-fledged FDA license. The organization emphasized that the federal agency did a “bait and switch” when it announced that it “approved” the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer but deliberately kept the EUA part in secret.
Liberty Counsel stressed that besides publicly disclosing the risks and benefits of the COVID -19 vaccine, the FDA is not also allowed to force anyone to take it since an EUA status means that there is an “option to accept or refuse” the product concerned.
Lawyer Mathew D. Staver, Liberty Counsel chairman and founder, related that people should be aware of the fact that “there is currently no fully FDA-approved licensed COVID shot available to the population.”
He stressed that “people have the option to accept or refuse the shots” and the “Pfizer injection that is currently available in the U.S. is not FDA approved and remains under emergency use authorization only.”