According to Kyle Becker of BeckerNews, President Biden delivered a rambling press conference on Friday about the CDC’s blatantly political decision to overrule a scientific panel and issue guidance for more Covid-19 ‘booster shots.’ The CDC was following orders from the White House and disregarded the scientific advice of its panel with its latest booster shot decision, which will be discussed further below.
“And this week, as planned, we took a key step to protecting the vaccinated with booster shots,” Biden said. “Which our top government doctors believe provides the highest level of protection available today.”
“The Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, they’ve completed their independent scientific review,” he continued.
“And based on that review, the majority of Americans who are ‘fully vaccinated’ with the Pfizer vaccine are now able to receive the booster shot six months after they’ve received their second shot,” he added.
“Six months after you’ve received your second shot you are eligible,” he added.
Becker went on to report that this is a far cry from what was actually recommended and it is a gross misrepresentation of the independent panels’ findings, as is the standard operating procedure for the Biden administration.
In fact, earlier today, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky overruled the guidance provided by her scientific advisers and instead recommended that health workers, teachers and other essential workers actually get the ‘booster shots’ in what even the New York Times is characterizing as an ‘unusual’ ruling.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday overruled a recommendation by an agency advisory panel that had refused to endorse booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine for frontline workers. It was a highly unusual move for the director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, but aligned C.D.C. policy with the Food and Drug Administration’s endorsements over her own agency’s advisers.
The C.D.C.’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Thursday recommended the boosters for a wide range of Americans, including tens of millions of older adults and younger people at high risk for the disease. But they excluded health care workers, teachers and others whose jobs put them at risk. That put their recommendations at odds with the F.D.A.’s authorization of booster shots for all adults with a high occupational risk.