The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been slammed for its bureaucracy after putting off an emergency meeting on COVID-19 vaccine side effects to celebrate Juneteenth day.
Because of the new federal holiday, the CDC on June 17 delayed its meeting to discuss the links between the COVID-19 vaccines and more than 200 potentially lethal cases of heart-related side effects in children.
Juneteenth became a federal holiday on June 19 after President Joe Biden signed a bill to acknowledge the day to commemorate the end of slavery.
According to National File, the government agency cancelled the meeting at the last minute and rescheduled the event to June 23-25.
The main topic of the discussion appears to be changed from the original, which was set to talk about the deadly vaccine side effects, including the occurrence of myocarditis among those receiving COVID-19 shots.
There have been numerous cases of myocarditis documented in Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine recipients, specifically teenage boys.
Dr. Marty Makary, a health policy expert at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has criticized the CDC’s decision to cancel the emergency meeting, accusing the agency of bureaucracy.
“I think we’re getting a glimpse into the lack of urgency that we’ve seen at the CDC for a lot of the pandemic. This is what frustrates doctors about the bureaucratic state. Doctors have a duty to serve,” National File cited Makary as saying.
Makary also posted of the meeting cancellation to Twitter, recommending that kids should not get the second dose of experimental vaccine until the complications are properly reviewed.
Just before the emergency meeting was canceled, a healthy 13-year-old named Jacob Clynick in Michigan died three days after he received his 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine. His aunt, Tami Burages, said that preliminary autopsy results showed that Clynick died of heart symptoms that appear to have been myocarditis.