Rep. Massie accuses CDC of making false claims regarding COVID-19 vaccine

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File – Rep. Thomas Massie, (R-Ky.), is pictured. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, AP Photo)

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UPDATED 10:41 AM PT – Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) has claimed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is misleading Americans when it comes to guidance on who should receive coronavirus vaccinations.

According to reports Tuesday, the representative said the CDC should not be encouraging those who have recovered from the coronavirus to receive the vaccine because they already have natural immunity.

Massie noted, Pfizer’s phase three trial shows the vaccine did not increase immunity for individuals who have already recovered from the disease despite false claims from the CDC stating otherwise.

The lawmaker has repeatedly spoke to health officials, urging them to correct their guidance. However, he said the misleading information remains on the site.

“And instead of fixing it, they proposed repeating it and just phrasing their mistake differently,” explained the Kentucky Republican. “So at that point, I consider it a lie; I think the CDC is lying about the efficacy of the vaccine based on the Pfizer trials for those who already had the coronavirus.”

Massie said he’s concerned the false information will cause lower risk individuals to receive the vaccine before high risk people despite vaccines already being in short supply.

In the meantime, the CDC’s website still recommends those who have recovered from the virus to be inoculated.

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