One would think that if the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had nothing to hide, it would make more information available, not less.
Yet, when a records request was made via the Freedom of Information Act, the NIH took the opposite approach.
The reason for keeping the information secret?
There is too much misinformation out in public.
The NIH released a heavily redacted document.
When asked why the redactions were so extensive, NIH FOIA officer Gorka Garcia-Malene offered up a rather lame excuse.
Garcia-Malene wrote, “Exemption 6 mandates the withholding of information that if disclosed ‘would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.’ 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6). Exemption 6 was applied here due to the heightened public scrutiny with anything remotely related to COVID-19.”
He further stated that the redactions were needed “because of the amount of misinformation surrounding the pandemic and its origins.
“If released, this type of information could be used by the public to send threatening and harassing messages.”
Journalist Paul Thacker disagreed…
Seriously, NIH is arguing in court that because there is so much misinformation about how the pandemic began, they can’t release facts that might clear up misinformation about how the pandemic began https://t.co/Nfk6bEedLA /6
— Paul D. Thacker (@thackerpd) July 26, 2022
How else can this be explained other than a blatant coverup?
If they have information that can discredit the so-called misinformation, why not release it?
All I know is that I cannot wait for Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to get his hands on these reports and blow this all wide open.
Source: The Blaze