Grzegorz Cessak, head of the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products, submitted a notification to the prosecutor’s office regarding the violation of powers by Grzegorz Braun, an MP from the Confederation. The day before, Cessak said that there was an “anti-vaccine happening” in his office. “My office was forced into it,” he said. The office is to be protected by the police after the incident.
President of the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products, Dr. Grzegorz Cessak informed on TVN24that there was an “unusual event” in his office on Monday. – Without prior appointment with me, say under the slogan “parliamentary control”, MP (Grzegorz – ed.) Braun entered with a group of journalists and anti-vaccines – described the appearance of the Confederation MP.
When asked what these people were expecting, he explained that he “scrutinized the clinical trials of a population under 12 years of age.” Cessak, said the focus was “more on the show, which was streamed on YouTube, than on learning about clinical trials in the pediatric population.” He judged it to be an “anti-vaccine happening”.
There is a notification to the prosecutor’s office
After this incident, Cessak confirmed on Tuesday to the Polish Press Agency that he was submitting a notification to the prosecutor’s office regarding the violation of powers by Grzegorz Braun. The office will be additionally protected by the police.
The first information about the notification to the prosecutor’s office was provided by Radio Zet.
Cessak about “breaking by force” into his office
Grzegorz Cessak pointed out on TVN24 that he had not dealt with such a situation so far. – Of course, parliamentary checks do happen, but they are always in a certain culture, discussion, and, above all, understanding the topic, he said. He added that no one had agreed with him on the intention to carry out this inspection. “My office was forced into it,” he said. He assessed it as bad that such situations are being fueled by parliamentarians.
He also noted that “he notices an increase in anti-vaccination campaigns”. – These actions are growing, maybe it is also the impact of pandemic fatigue and fatigue in the body of many people, but I also think that many people are very susceptible to manipulation – he admitted.
Grzegorz Braun claims that “there is no question of any intrusion”. “Mr. President Grzegorz Cessak, the parliamentary control does not have to be announced, it is not a meeting over coffee and cookies” – he wrote on his Facebook profile.
Attacks on vaccination points
Recently, the activities of anti-vaccination communities have become more acute. This week, an unknown perpetrator set fire to it a mobile vaccination point against COVID-19 and the building of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Zamość. Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski awarded a prize of 10,000 zlotys for a person who will help identify the arsonist. He rated the event as “act of terror“.
Also this week’s anti-vaccine group surrounded a mobile vaccination point in Gdynia. The police sent 15 motions for punishment to the court in this case.
At the end of July there was a struggle in front of one of the vaccination points in Grodzisk Mazowiecki caused by anti-vaccines trying to forcibly enter the building. During the police intervention, two people were arrested: one for violating the bodily integrity of an officer, the other for insulting and making criminal threats. The two men who had been guarding the vaccination site and who had sustained minor injuries stayed decorated by the Minister of Health.
Main photo source: PAP / Leszek Szymański