With booster shots being more and more pushed and many places now requiring them, the phrase “fully vaccinated” is getting replaced, according to Biden White House medical adviser Dr.Fauci.
“We are using the terminology now ‘keep your vaccinations up to date,’ instead of what ‘fully vaccinated’ means,” Fauci said Tuesday. “Right now, the optimal safeguard is a third mRNA shot or a second shot of a J&J.”
The comments come after the CDC recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot only five months after a person got their two-dose series, which is one month earlier than had previously been recommended. For the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines, the agency has not altered its recommendation for when to get the booster—two months and six months after the starting series, respectively.
“As we have done through this pandemic, we will update our recommendations to guarantee the best possible protections for the American public,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a comment. “After the FDA’s authorizations, today’s recommendations guarantee people can get a boost of protection in the midst of Omicron and increasing cases across the nation…”
Boosters gonna be the new IOS update
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Much like the term ‘fully vaccinated,’ government officials have also altered the way vaccine mandates are spoke about, preferring to use the word “requirements” instead.
“Mandates—that is a radioactive word. Requirements—people respond better to that,” Fauci said to CNBC’s “Squawk Box” just last month. “They work. We are never getting out of this outbreak if we still have 50 million people refusing to get vaccinated when you have a virus that has killed 800,000 Americans and led to 50 million infections so if people still don’t want to be vaccinated sometimes you have to for the common good make these requirements.”
This comes at a time when Americans are rebelling against vaccine mandates nationwide. With Florida experiencing a surge in the residents who say they will be voting for Republicans. It’s not looking good for Democrats in the upcoming midterms or the 2024 presidential election.
Author: Steven Sinclaire