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The Biden regime is reportedly planning to move forward with expansions in booster authorizations for those already vaccinated.
Citing data that shows vaccine effectiveness wanes over time – six months, generally – experts say that vaccine boosters are necessary, though there are disagreements about who has the greatest need.
Older people and those with any number of health risks, however, are generally agreed to be the most obvious priority for the receipt of a booster. But, according to the CDC, only 36 percent of those vaccinated have received a booster shot.
“As every month goes by, the immunity wanes more and more. So as time goes by, you’re going to see more vaccinated people” becoming more vulnerable to the virus, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told Axios. He also spoke of the possibility of “endemicity” during an interview as part of the Reuters Total Health conference Tuesday.
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States like California, Colorado and New York aren’t waiting for the federal government’s approval. Instead, they have already rolled out booster programs making the shots available to all adults, no doubt with the hopes they will soon be able to do the same for very young children.
Some are skeptical.
I am actually troubled with how some politicians and officials are advising boosters, including moderna, to everyone including 18 year old low risk men despite FDA, CDC, and Paul Offit not agreeing with that.
How is this okay?
(Which is why i’m tweeting repeatedly).
— Walid Gellad, MD MPH (@walidgellad) November 15, 2021
The Axios report states: “There isn’t good national data on how many current hospitalizations and deaths are among vaccinated people, although some states are reporting rising numbers of breakthrough cases. (The number of breakthrough cases is expected to rise as more people get vaccinated.)”
“Many of the ones who end up hospitalized after vaccination are older or have medical conditions or they’re on some sort of immunosuppressant,” Jared Eddy, director of Infection Control and Prevention at National Jewish Health, told KUSA.
“I believe it’s extremely important for people to get boosters, and I am hoping very soon we will see a situation where there won’t be any confusion about who should and should not get boosters,” Fauci said.
“In my opinion boosters are ultimately going to become a part of the standard regimen and not just a bonus,” he added.
The so-called experts are now saying what most with an IQ over 80 have known since 2020: The COVID-19 virus, like other coronaviruses such as the flu, is here to stay. It is simply added to the number of risks people take every single day in order to live. How thoroughly those risks are calculated is a matter of individual responsibility.
“To me, if you want to get to endemic, you have got to get the level of infection so low that it does not have an impact on society, on your life, on your economy,” Fauci said. “People will still get infected. People might still get hospitalized, but the level would be so low that we don’t think about it all the time and it doesn’t influence what we do.”
“For me, endemicity means a lot more people get vaccinated, a lot more people get boosted, and although you don’t eliminate or eradicate it, that infection is not dominating your life,” he added.
For Fauci, that level of mitigation depends entirely on how many people get vaccinated and then continue to receive boosters.
Otherwise, it’s back to 15 days to slow the spread …
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