Fresno, California 2021-09-14 10:03:11 –
“I wish the federal government could speak in one voice,” said Dr. George Rutherford of UCSF.
Review published in top medical journal “The Lancet” Vaccine efficacy remains high enough to prevent serious illness and death, and there is not enough data to ensure that the general public already vaccinated need booster shots. Insist. The report has 18 co-authors, including two FDA officials who have resigned from the dispute.
“This is one of these questions that perfection is the enemy of good,” Rutherford said. “These people want perfection. You’ll probably have to make decisions about data that isn’t perfect.”
Rutherford said he was concerned that the mixed message would lead to further confusion and hesitation in the vaccine.
“Obviously it will bring dissonance to people,” he said. “Timing and whether to get it.”
See: COVID Booster Shot: Who gets them? when? why?
Most of the authors of the published reviews are from abroad, including WHO experts requesting the COVID Booster Moratorium until 2022. Dr. Jorge Salinas of Stanford Infectious Diseases supports the move.
“On a personal level, there may be a slight benefit to the third dose,” Salinas said. “If that dose goes to someone else who has not been vaccinated, there are tremendous benefits.”
The FDA’s advisory board will meet this Friday to review Pfizer COVID booster shot data before the CDC makes the final approval decision.
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