The war over whether or not scientific data suggests COVID-19 booster shots are necessary for all Americans isolated the Biden administration and their COVID agenda from top scientists, a new report in Politico indicates.
These experts reportedly expressed their discomfort with the Biden administration’s politicized plan in an off-the-record call last week with federal health officials such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House policy adviser Cameron Webb, and other agency heads.
“Current U.S. data on vaccine performance does not justify using boosters widely to reduce the risk of breakthrough infections and slow the virus’ spread, the experts said,” according to Politico.
Instead of listening to the health experts’ concerns, however, Fauci and others lectured the top scientists who joined the call on why Biden’s booster plan should overrule any scientific data they found. Fauci even reportedly said the claim that “science did not support giving boosters to all adults … was incorrect.”
“The president’s chief medical adviser also told the outside experts that boosters could, and should, be given widely to reduce the spread of the coronavirus rather than only to prevent severe disease or death,” Politico reported.
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ruled last month that data only suggested COVID-19 booster shots could be useful for older adults in the United States or those who are considered at high risk for hospitalization or death if they catch the virus, Director Rochelle Walensky overruled their recommendation to align herself with the Biden administration’s goals of re-vaccinating all Americans.
Just a week prior to that, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee agreed that, despite the Biden administration’s push to start offering extra shots to people as young as 16 years old, there was not enough evidence to support COVID-19 booster shots for every age group.
The Biden administration previously planned to move forward with supplemental jabs for adults beginning as early as the White House’s Sept. 20 deadline, pending the FDA’s approval. This pressure from the Democrat president and his administration to offer “premature and unnecessary” consent to something that scientific data does not conclusively back up caused strife within the regulatory agency and even pushed several high-profile FDA officials to resign. Later, these officials publicly disagreed with the administration’s booster shot push by signing a letter opposing it.