The Biden Administration recently announced that the majority of Americans should receive a COVID-19 booster shot eight months after becoming fully vaccinated. The report comes shortly after federal health officials had announced that the general population did not need booster shots, just the immunocompromised. Whether it’s a vaccine passport, booster shot, or just the jab in general, Democrats are always pushing what gets them more power.
All 11 members of the Center for Disease Control & Prevention advisory panel voted to approve the recommendation of getting an additional Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The CDC said that data on the J&J vaccine was insufficient at the time and that the extra COVID-19 vaccine recommendation did not include it. The move will go before CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for the final approval. Booster doses could be announced as early as this week.
The council cited the Delta variant as one of the reasons to push the booster shot, adding that the desirable consequences “clearly outweigh” the undesirable consequences. Pfizer and BioNTech agreed that a third dose would elicit a higher antibody response against the initial strain of COVID-19, as well as Delta and Beta variants. They would recommend the booster shot within 6-12 months after the primary vaccination schedule to anyone ages 12 and over, as well as those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
The board approved the agency’s recommendation, adding that more than 1 million Americans received an extra dose before the move was even authorized. About 1.1 million Americans have received a third shot of the Moderna/Pfizer vaccine and about 90,000 people got a second dose of the Johnson & Johnson jab.
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The CDC report concludes that healthcare workers and nursing home patients would be the first to receive the booster shots.
“Older populations who were also at the front of the line for first vaccinations would be next, the source said. This is the current booster plan for those who got vaccines with two doses. Officials are still gathering data for Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine. Experts currently anticipate that those who received J&J will need booster shots as well, but they will make that decision once they have more data,” the report noted.
Critics have argued that recommending “booster shots” does not help add to the argument of effective vaccines against COVID-19. But senior administration officials have argued in the past that Americans would not need booster shots. Even the CDC released a joint statement in July claiming that fully vaccinated individuals do not need a booster shot. But according to one official, it was the Delta Variant that “changed everything.”
Even television host Stephen Colbert caught on with the flip-flopping.
“Just last month, they said, “Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time.” First masks, now this. What else will the CDC suddenly flip on? Could I have been eating raw chicken this whole time, like some rich guy’s labradoodle?” Colbert asked.
They claim that their approach on booster shots is “simple” and “consistent” with every other front on this way. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murphy said that the time for COVID-19 boosters is “now” and that they will be guided by science to always stay one step ahead of the virus.
The CDC might want to start giving booster shots to all of the birthday guests at Obama’s super-spreader. It’s difficult trying to validate any of the CDC’s recommendations when they constantly change the guidance on the virus, as well as the effectiveness of the vaccine.
While a virus can change form and evolve, leaders and agencies are following the money (not the science). They want you to spend money on daily testing and booster shots the rest of the year while they party maskless and avoid their own restrictions. It’s a political game of whoever can make the most money out of fear. What’s next for a disease with a 98% mortality rate? A fourth booster shot? A second Obama birthday party to follow?