A follow up to our investigation that revealed CDC distributed false information claiming studies proved Covid vaccines are effective in people who already had coronavirus when that's not the case.
Congressman Thomas Massie discovered the error and recorded CDC officials acknowledging it.
Dr. Anne Schuchat/CDC: So you're correct that that sentence is wrong and that we need to make a correction of it.
Yet CDC scientists continued giving the false information even after they admitted it was wrong.
Dr. Sara Oliver/CDC (CDC video): “...Data from both clinical trials suggests that people with prior infection are still likely to benefit from vaccination.”
Massie says CDC’s disinformation is critical because it prompted those who'd had the virus and didn’t need the vaccine, to cut in line ahead of elderly who need the vaccine but couldn’t get it.
I recently caught up with Congressman Massie to see what’s happened since our report.
Rep. Thomas Massie: There's so many important questions that haven't been answered, and as far as I know there was no accountability, and nobody's been taken to task over disseminating incorrect information and then refusing to fix it.
Sharyl (On-Camera): One other note, the CDC recently was forced to clarify their director who had falsely stated that people who are vaccinated against Covid-19 “do not carry the virus and don’t get sick”.