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A Group of US and International Scientists Claim Current Evidence does not support Providing Booster Doses of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines to the General Public

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Ridgewood NJ,  in an expert review published September 13 online in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet, a group of US and international scientists claim current evidence does not support providing booster doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines to the general public. The group—including 2 departing US FDA officials and WHO experts—said that any decision to provide additional vaccine doses should be evidence-based, concluding that despite a small drop in protection against symptomatic disease caused by the Delta variant, authorized vaccine regimens continue to provide high levels of protection against severe disease and hospitalization for all major SARS-CoV-2 variants. The authors acknowledged that some additional doses might be needed immediately for certain elderly and immunocompromised populations, but they encouraged prioritizing primary immunizations over booster shots for the general public.

The authors also acknowledged that booster doses might be necessary in the future due to waning immunity or the emergence of a vaccine-resistant variant but that current evidence does not warrant additional doses now because “efficacy against severe disease remains high.” The authors noted that currently available vaccine doses could save more lives and provide better protection against the emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants if used in previously unvaccinated populations, especially those in low- and middle-income countries.

2 thoughts on “A Group of US and International Scientists Claim Current Evidence does not support Providing Booster Doses of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines to the General Public

  1. Such opinions are a part of bait and switch. Authorities will up the ante by scaring you with quarterly booster shots. Peasants anxiety level jumps.

    Then roll fear mongering back a tad by referring to some dodgy expert opinion that boosters aren’t required. Peasants breath a lil easier.

    Then give farma green light to roll out semi-annual boosters and force peasants to take them in order to stay employed.

    Such is life in a palace of evil.

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  2. Since when was evidence important in COVID policy ?

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