U.S. scientists believe that the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine announced by President Joe Biden on September 20 is premature because the existing data have not yet been sufficiently analyzed, and several questions remain.
They also consider it a priority to vaccinate the entire population instead of bringing forward the booster vaccination schedule by three months, as would be the case if the announced date were to be met, according to Newsweek of September 1.
In this sense, the epidemiologist and associate professor at Emory University, Dr. Felipe Lobelo, shared the doubts that are yet to be resolved.
“We don’t really have strong data on when the waning starts; on whether the increased rates of infection and so-called breakthrough infections … are occurring because of this waning effect—or is it because Delta is more transmissible? Or is it because people are changing behaviors?” questioned Lobelo.
Lobelo’s arguments are in line with those of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Based on new evidence, the ACIP prefers an alternative approach regarding the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus or COVID-19 vaccine booster, different from that proposed by Biden.
“There’s a lot more data to be reviewed and work to be done in evaluating whether boosters are needed in various populations,” stated Northwell Health Cohen Children’s Medical Center pediatrician Henry Bernstein in New York.
The Biden administration announced that the booster dose would be implemented upon Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and an ACIP vote.
In this context, “the agency is now frantically trying to find evidence to support claims booster shots are needed,” Newsweek cited, which would give the impression that political decisions precede scientific evidence.
These apparent inconsistencies provide a basis to criticize the contradictions that have generated controversy throughout the handling of the pandemic.
For his part, former President Trump criticized the Biden administration’s move to apply a third dose of the CCP virus (COVID-19) vaccine, considering it a money-making operation.
Trump said, “You know what, that sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer, okay, think of the money involved. That’s tens of billions of dollars,” in an interview with Fox News anchor Maria Baritromo on August 18.
He added: “If you’re a pure businessman you’ll say, ‘You know what, let’s give them another shot, $10 billion of money coming in,’ the whole thing is crazy.'”
On the other hand, the same worldwide vaccination campaign is not supported by several world-renowned scientists. Among them, the inventor of the technology applied to the COVID-19 messenger RNA vaccine, Dr. Robert Malone, emphasized that vaccination increases the dangerousness of the infection.
“The vaccine causes the virus to become more infectious than would happen in the absence of vaccination. This is the bacteriologist’s work nightmare,” Dr. Malone maintains based on experience, as he testified before Steve Bannon on July 28.
This is because of a well-known antibody reaction that already occurred in the 1960s with respiratory syncytial virus: “And it caused more deaths of children in vaccine recipients than in the unvaccinated,” cited Dr. Malone who foresees that the same tragedy can be repeated now.