Got your Kung-Flu vaccine shots?
Well, if you listened to the government you’re screwed.
So now they want you to get another……because the first ones leave you at risk for SEVERE DISEASE.
The plan, which only involves the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at this point, calls for Americans to get a booster shot eight months after their second dose. The officials said they expect a booster shot will be needed for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but they are still reviewing data on it and will announce plans at a later date.
“The available data make very clear that protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection begins to decrease over time following the initial doses of vaccination, and in association with the dominance of the Delta variant, we are starting to see evidence of reduced protection against mild and moderate disease,” a joint statement released Wednesday from eight top public health and medical experts said. “For that reason, we conclude that a booster shot will be needed to maximize vaccine-induced protection and prolong its durability.”
Those who signed the statement include Murthy; Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
During Wednesday’s media briefing, Fauci noted that regardless of the variant involved, the antibody levels against those variants decline over time.
New data came in three U.S. studies published Wednesday in the CDC publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and the results were troubling: Protection against the coronavirus from vaccines declined in July, when the highly contagious Delta variant began to dominate in the United States.
One study, from New York, was the first to measure vaccine protection against coronavirus infection across an entire state amid the spread of the Delta variant. Researchers found a modest drop in effectiveness — from 92% in May to 80% in late July. Twenty percent of new infections and 15% of hospitalizations were among vaccinated people.
The second report found effectiveness against infection declined for nursing home residents after Delta emerged. It dropped from 75% in March through May to 53% in June and July.
The third study, an analysis of patients at 21 hospitals in 18 states, found steady protection against hospitalization. Effectiveness held at 86%, even in the months when Delta was raging. For adults who do not have compromised immune systems, effectiveness stayed steady at 90%.
“The data we will publish today and next week demonstrate that vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection is waning,” Walensky said during Wednesday’s briefing.