The Freedom Alliance of South Africa (FASA) filed a show cause action on Monday with the High Court of South Africa. FASA is calling for an urgent judicial review of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID vaccine over concerns the product is harmful.
The filing includes a real-world data analysis showing an association with increasing death from both COVID and non-COVID causes in the vaccinated compared to the unvaccinated.
The plaintiffs are asking the court to review and rescind Pfizer’s emergency use authorization used to distribute the vaccine immediately. If the case proceeds, it would be the first time Pfizer has had to answer for its vaccine side effects.
In an interview, cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhorta said FASA, a grassroots movement made up of supporters, media, doctors, lawyers, and experts brought a case to the high court calling for a judicial review of Pfizer’s products stating the evidence suggests Pfizer’s COVID vaccine is not safe or effective.
“What that means is that if it is successful, it will result in Pfizer’s product being removed from the market,” Malhotra said. “What they’ve said is the medical regulator in South Africa did not do its duty — the suggestion is they approved this vaccine on the basis of irrationality, you know because the data that was used to make these decisions were based upon Pfizer’s own data which was commercially conflicted. “
“They designed the analysis — the suggestion is there was manipulation of the data from real-world evidence because they told us at the beginning it was 95% effective at preventing infection. That very quickly turned out not to be true. That really is what this case is about. “
“It’s also important to emphasize, that, of course, there’s been a real problem getting this discussion and both sides of the story into the mainstream media. That will not be an issue in a court of law. In a court of law, all sides will get an airing, and all sides will be heard,” he added. “When you look at the totality of the evidence its a very different picture from what we were told in the beginning that this was safe and effective. “
Malhotra has been calling for a complete suspension of COVID vaccines because the evidence suggests the harms are considerable and the benefits are negligible. Malholtra’s father died prematurely from an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine injury.
This case will go forward in the upcoming months and proceedings will be open to the public.