After months of litigation, a U.S. court has ordered that, by the end of this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) must produce the first batch of over 19 months’ worth of data collected from tens of millions of v-safe participants during the Covid-19 vaccination program.
The V-safe program includes over 137 million entries that have been made following Covid vaccination.
Informed Consent Action Network (“ICAN”) was founded by Del Bigtree to investigate the safety of medical procedures, pharmaceutical drugs, and vaccines while educating the public about their right to informed consent:
“Our goal is to put the power of scientifically researched health information in your hands and to be bold and transparent in doing so, thereby enabling your medical decisions to come from tangible understanding, not medical coercion.”
In December 2021, ICAN announced that it was suing to obtain data from v-safe, the new smartphone-based program that the CDC deployed to track adverse events following Covid-19 vaccination.
V-safe was launched on 13 December 2020, the day before Covid injections were made available to the American public. The CDC website advises that reporting side effects and adverse events can either be done on v-safe or the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (“VAERS”).
According to the CDC, v-safe allows users to “quickly and easily share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a Covid-19 vaccine.” The data from v-safe is “collected, managed, and housed on a secure server by Oracle,” a private technology company, in the form of “aggregate de-identified data” – meaning it does not contain personal health information. This means the data could be shared with the public, just as it is shared with Oracle.