Report: Biden White House, NIAID, NIH, CDC, HHS Crafted ‘Script’ in May 2021 to Downplay Adverse COVID Vaccine Reactions

Heavily redacted emails between then-NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, then-NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and White House, NIH, HHS, and CDC officials indicate they were all aware that the COVID injections were causing deadly myocarditis and blood-clotting issues in people by at least May of 2021, the Daily Clout reported. Despite this, according to Daily Clout founder Naomi Wolf, they formulated talking points in a series of “crisis communications” to downplay the serious adverse side effects and used the talking points for the rest of 2021, and throughout 2022.

In a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA ) request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Daily Clout attorney Edward Berkovich requested “emails sent by and received by Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, Sherri A. Berger, and Kevin Griffis [all of whom are CDC personnel] on dates beginning February 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021, containing the word myocarditis.”

The CDC initially responded to the FOIA request by producing 472-pages on August 29, 2023. (Daily Clout report here).

More recently, Berkovich received another 46 pages “which he didn’t ask for,” Wolf told the War Room’s Steve Bannon on Thursday. Over 80 percent of these pages were fully redacted.  “Seven pages were partially redacted pages, and 37 pages were fully redacted,” according to the Daily Clout.

The redactions were said to be “pursuant to 5 U.S.C. §552 Exemptions 5 and 6″ which allow exemptions for presidential communications.

“Exemption 5 protects inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency. Exemption 5 therefore incorporates the privileges that protect materials from discovery in litigation, including the deliberative process, attorney work-product, and attorney-client privileges. Information withheld under this exemption was protected under the deliberative process and presidential communications privileges.

The deliberative process privilege protects the decision-making process of government agencies. The deliberative process privilege protects materials that are both predecisional and deliberative. The information that have been withheld under the deliberative process privilege of Exemption 5 are both predecisional and deliberative, and do not represent formal or informal agency policies or decisions. Examples of information withheld include recommendations, comments, opinions. The presidential communications privilege protects documents solicited and received by the President or his immediate White House advisers who have broad and significant responsibility for investigating and formulating the advice to be given to the President.“

Although heavily redacted, Wolf told Bannon that she suspects the emails were produced by a whistleblower within the CDC because they are so damning.

The emails strongly suggest that the Biden officials, including senior White House advisors and White House communications officials, had seen ample evidence that the shots were causing “TTS [Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Syndrome], myocarditis, etc.” and were crafting a “script” or talking points to answer potential questions about the severe vaccine side-effects.

In this FOIA production, the first set of emails are dated May 24-25, 2021, with the subject “Draft WH [White House] Script and Slides.” Abbigail Tumpey, former Associate Director for Communication Science for CDC’s Public Health Infrastructure emailed Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator, with Sherri Berger, Deputy Director for Policy, Communications, and Legislative Affairs/Chief Strategy Officer; Robert (“Robbie”) Goldstein, MD, Massachusetts’ Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH), a former Senior Policy Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School; Paul Fulton, CDC Press Officer; and Jason McDonald, a CDC spokesperson and Public Affairs Specialist CCed. These emails had a “draft press conf script and slides for [Dr. Walensky’s] review” attached. However, the 10 pages of the script and slides are fully redacted.

In the second set of emails, also dated May 24-25, 2021, Abbigail Tumpey again emails Dr. Walensky with the same people, plus Agnes Warner, CDC Deputy Director for Advance, CCed. These emails are also about “Draft WH Script and Slides” and have two attachments: “CDC WH COVID Briefing TPs for 05252021_v4.docx” and “CDC COVID WH Press Briefing 20210525.pptx.” The emails say the attachments include a “script” and “some tough Q/A.” The press conference script, slides, and Q&A are fully redacted.

In the next email, dated May 25, 2021, Benjamin Wakana, White House Deputy Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement, writes about “COVID Tough QA” to Dr. Walensky; Anthony Fauci, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director, White House COVID Task Force; Andrew Slavitt, White House Senior Advisor for the COVID Response; Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director, National Institutes of Health; Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General, Health and Human Services; and Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Chair. The email contains an attachment titled, “Tough QA 5.24.21 11PM.docx.”

The following individuals are CCed on the email:

    • Courtney M. Rowe, Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement, White House COVID-19 Response Team

    • Kate BernerWhite House Principal Deputy Communications Director

    • Kevin MunozWhite House Assistant Press Secretary

    • John Burklow, Acting Chief of Staff in the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health

    • Renate Myles, Acting Associate Director for Communications and Public Liaison, National Institutes of Health

    • Max Lesko, JD, Chief of Staff, Office of the U.S. Surgeon GeneralWhite House COVID-19 Response Team

    • Subhan N. Cheema, Senior Strategic Communications Advisor, White House COVID-19 Response Team

    • Mariel S. SáezWhite House Director of Broadcast Media

    • Cameron Webb, MD, Senior Advisor for Equity to the White House COVID-19 Response Team

    • Kristen AllenWhite House National Press Secretary (COVID Response), Health and Human Services

    • Sherice Perry, former Senior Advisor, COVID-19 Equity Task Force, Health and Human Services; now White House Senior Advisor to the Director

The last email chain begins: “Hi, attached please find the latest tough QA. New topics include:” [redacted]. The attached 17-page long document is completely redacted.

In the final email, Grace Kwak, White House Advisor to the Deputy COVID-19 Response Coordinator, asks Walensky’s Executive Assistant, Lynn Gershman, where to find “papers/briefings” about “…updates on TTS [Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Syndrome], myocarditis, etc.” Gersham forwarded this “request from WH” to CDC official Sherri Berger.

Wolf told Bannon that the emails show that the White House officials were “freaking out.”

“They convened a set of crisis meetings basically to formulate a press response,” she explained.

Wolf pointed out that the Biden officials continued to describe the COVID injections as “safe and effective” even though they knew about the serious side effects.

“Dr. Fauci lied and lied and lied subsequent to this crisis meeting, these crisis communications, this slide deck that we can’t see,” she said.

Wolf recalled how they all claimed in unison that the cases of vaccine-induced myocarditis were “extremely rare,” “mild” and “resolved.”

At the same time, Biden regime officials also claimed that COVID-induced myocarditis was more frequent and severe than vaccine-induced myocarditis. In December of 2021, famed cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough risked his reputation to publicly dispute these claims, saying in an interview that based on what he was observing in his practice, myocarditis in young people post-vaccine was far more dangerous than the COVID version of the heart disease. American Greatness was temporarily suspended from Facebook for reporting this, and continues to be shadowbanned to this day.

“They knew that they were lying,” Wolf said.

“In May, they get together at the behest of the White House to create a media response that you experienced all of 2021, all of 2022, to get you to keep injecting this into your body and injecting it into the bodies of your loved ones,” Wolf said. “And they knew that they were lying and they knew that they were hurting people with blood clots, platelet problems, and heart damage.”

She added: “They lied to you. They said it was safe and effective and they were having crisis comms—a strategic freak-out at the highest levels with all their comms people.”

“These are scientists and message people,” she explained. “This is the message shop.”

Wolf called the heavily redacted communications “a smoking gun” that proves the Biden officials are “absolute criminals.”

On the question of culpability, Wolf, a former advisor to Vice President Al Gore, said that the buck ultimately stops with Joe Biden, who went on to mandate the risky mRNA vaccines on the military and health care workers just a few months later.

“I always say from my experience working around a White House, that it can’t happen unless the boss says it has to,” she said. “You can’t kill Americans—I’ve said this so many times on this show—knowingly without the okay of the president because you’re literally burning up too much political capital.”

“I knew that up the chain of command, the White House had to be involved in these decisions, but we just didn’t have the smoking gun,” Wolf declared. “Now we have the smoking gun.”

Despite the well-documented risks, the Biden regime continues to this day to push mRNA booster shots on the American people.

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Photo: WASHINGTON, DC December 27, 2021: COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky, And White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the NIAID Dr. Anthony Fauci joins the White House COVID-19 Response Teams virtual meeting call with the National Governors Association to discuss his Administrations response to the Omicron variant and to hear from the Governors on the needs in their States in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on December 27, 2021. In attendance was COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky, And White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the NIAID Dr. Anthony Fauci. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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