Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, took a rare step Thursday and overruled agency advisers who did not recommend COVID-19 booster shots for younger, at-risk workers like teachers and nurses.
“As CDC Director, it is my job to recognize where our actions can have the greatest impact,” Walensky said in a statement. “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.”
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), on the same day, recommended the booster for Americans 65 and older and for those over 50 with underlying medical conditions but voted against the younger at-risk worker recommendation. Walensky disagreed, saying it aligns with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration booster authorization from earlier this week.
The New York Times reported that the statement from Walensky was announced past midnight, “a sign of the complicated and confusing decision-making surrounding the boosters. The CDC advisers similarly spent two days debating who should get boosters and when, and could not agree on whether occupational risk should qualify as a criterion.”
“I am surprised that Dr. Walensky overturned one of the four ACIP votes today, and I believe others will be as well,” said Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, an infectious disease expert at Stanford and the American Academy of Pediatrics liaison to the committee, told the paper.
Dr. William Schaffner, a nonvoting member of the CDC’s vaccine advisory panel and chairman of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told The Times that the process has “not been done according to the rules.”
“It started in Washington with the president’s announcement,” he said, pointing out that the steps usually work their way from the Food and Drug Administration to the CDC. “This has been confusing all along.”
The Times article noted: “Walensky’s decision revealed the continuing divisions and confusion among federal regulators and outside advisers about how to contain the virus nearly two years into the pandemic.”
TRENDPOST: Following Ms. Walensky’s mandate, yesterday President Joe Biden got a booster shot, and noted that “Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated.”
Attacking those who refuse the COVID Jab, the President moronically stated that “The vast majority of Americans are doing the right thing. Over 77 percent of adults have gotten at least one shot. About 23 percent haven’t gotten any shots, and that distinct minority is causing an awful lot of us an awful lot of damage for the rest of the country.”
What rest of the country is Biden talking about?
The “rest” who have chosen for themselves not to get the jab, are causing no “harm” to the fully vaccinated. As the “story” sold to the public goes, if someone is fully vaccinated the vax has a 96 percent efficacy rate, thus they are not in harm’s way of getting the virus.
As for what to expect next?
Blaming the virus on the unvaccinated, Mr. Biden declared “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. That’s why I’m moving forward with vaccination requirements wherever I can.”
Thus “more vaccination requirements” equals more loss of Freedom.
TRENDPOST: In this and previous Trends Journal has reported extensively on the vaccine rollout during Operation Warp Speed and the subsequent rush to get the third jab into American arms. (See “BIDEN’S BOOSTER PLAN: VAX YOU,” “ISRAEL: COVID DRUG MUCH LESS EFFECTIVE THAN WHAT WE’VE BEEN SOLD,” and “COVID BOOSTERS ARE THE FUTURE.”)
We also pointed out that these vaccines mean a fortune for drug makers like Pfizer and Moderna. We have been documenting the windfall profits Pfizer, Merck, and other vaccine producers have been collecting for almost a year in our stories “Pfizer CEO Makes Windfall Profit from Vaccine News” (17 Nov 2020), “Drug Companies Cashing in on COVID” (11 May 2021), “Vax Mints New Billionaires” (25 May 2021), “Drug Lords Rake in Big Bucks with Bad Shot” (3 Aug 2021), and “More Booster Jabs, More Windfall Profits for Drug Lords” (24 Aug 2021).
In “Drug Lords’ Vax Money Grab Getting Bigger” (17 Aug 2021) we noted that Pfizer reported $10.8 billion in revenues during the first half of this year and, thanks to its coronavirus vaccine, has raised projections and now expects to book $33.5 billion in sales for all of 2021, triple its take in the year’s first half.