The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issued their own booster recommendations on Sept. 23, 2021. However, the ACIP did not include recommendations for those with “occupational hazards” to COVID-19.
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky overrode the CDC advisory committee, ACIP, in an effort to align with FDA recommendations.
Additional recommendations were added including “people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.”
Evidence Against the CDC Recommendation
These actions follow after two of the top FDA scientists submitted their early resignations. These resignations came in protest of the future announcement of incoming boosters by federal health officials.
Both FDA officials, Marion Gruber and Phil Krause, wrote an article in a medical journal stating that there is “no evidence the general population should get boosters”. The FDA unanimously determined boosters are not necessary for those under 65.
The article reads “A recent report on the experience in Israel during the first 3 weeks of August, 2021, just after booster doses were approved and began to be deployed widely, has suggested efficacy of a third dose (relative to two doses). Mean follow-up was, however, only about 7 person-days (less than expected based on the apparent study design); perhaps more importantly, a very short-term protective effect would not necessarily imply worthwhile long-term benefit.”
Defending Statements For the Recommendation
Rochelle Walensky defended the decision “As CDC director, it is my job to recognize where our actions can have the greatest impact. At CDC, we are tasked with analyzing complex, often imperfect data to make concrete recommendations that optimize health. In a pandemic, even with uncertainty, we must take actions that we anticipate will do the greatest good,” Walensky said in a statement.
“I believe we can best serve the nation’s public health needs by providing booster doses for the elderly, those in long-term care facilities, people with underlying medical conditions, and for adults at high risk of disease from occupational and institutional exposures to COVID-19,” she added.
“We might as well give it to everybody 18 and older. We have a really effective vaccine. And it’s like saying it’s not working. And it is working,” said Dr. Pablo Sanchez, professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital, expressing dissent during the meeting.
“I really think this is a solution looking for a problem,” Dr. Jason Goldman, an assistant professor in Florida who was representing the American College of Physicians as a liaison to the panel, added later. He said the recommendation was “far afield from the data.”
What is the point of having a “Vaccine Advisory Panel” (ACIP), if their suggestions are overridden in homage to Big Pharma? Who is really benefitting from this tyrannical medical apocalypse?