NIH requests delay in federal ivermectin deception case

NIH requests delay in federal ivermectin deception case

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NIH has filed a response to the federal court complaint Yim v. NIH. I am the plaintiff in that case. Their filing is in the form of a request for a stay in order “to answer Plaintiff’s complaint and ask the Court to hold a telephone conference call with the parties to discuss whether the NIH’s response has mooted out this suit.”

The NIH refers to a letter sent from the NIH FOIA office to me. The letter provided a link to the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines. The NIH further stated in that letter that: “The letter informed Mr. Yim that the documents posted on NIH’s website were responsive to his FOIA request in full.” I had made a FOIA request for all updates to the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines from January, 2021 that had been endorsed by a vote of the Panel.

The letter also provided excerpts from emails between the plaintiff (myself) and the attorney representing the NIH. The letter summarized that discussion by stating: “Based on these communications, it appears that Mr. Yim believes the records do not exist when in fact they are publ...

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