A top vaccine expert and pediatric doctor is cautioning parents of healthy young people to hold off getting the new COVID booster shot, saying it can carry risks and its efficacy hasn’t yet been proven.
Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccine Advisory Committee, said he’s not fully sold on the benefits of a third shot outweighing the harm.
‘Who really benefits from another dose?’ Offit said on CNN.
He did acknowledge that studies have shown people who are over 65, immuno-compromised or have a chronic ailments are less likely to be hospitalized with the virus if they’ve had a third or even fourth shot.
The newly developed dose, called a bivalent vaccine, is a cocktail of the original coronavirus strain combined with parts of the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. The hope being that people would be able to fight a broader range of more highly contagious virus mutations.
But writing in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, Offitt said preliminary data suggested the new bivalent vaccines were actually worse at warding off COVID infections than the first generation of shots.
He highlighted data comparing Moderna’s original COVID vaccine and its new bivalent update. Of a test group given both shots, 11 people who’d received bivalent vaccines contracted the virus, while just five people who received the original ‘monovalent’ shot caught COVID.
Offit warned that the Biden administration that ‘overselling’ the new bivalent vaccines without more data could ‘erode the public’s trust’ in them.
FDA advisor and vaccine maker Paul Offit: “A healthy young person is unlikely to benefit from a booster dose… If there’s not clear evidence of benefit, then it’s not fair to ask people to take a risk.” pic.twitter.com/SgBp5WZbMS
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He explained that the FDA’s recent approval of a the new vaccine cooked up by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech comes with little assurances and some risks.
‘A healthy young person is unlikely to benefit from the extra dose,’ he said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that vaccine side-effects, like myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, an inflammation of the heart’s outer lining, are rare, but they most often occur in adolescents and young men.
Myocarditis can even be fatal, with young people far less likely to suffer a severe COVID infection than older people.
‘When you are asking people to get a vaccine, I think there has to be clear evidence of benefit,’ he said, adding that it’s unrealistic to have clinical trials of the latest dose. ‘You’d like to have, at least, human data,’ he said. So far, the only tests on the new shots have been done on lab mice.
‘Right now they’re saying we should trust mouse data,’ he said, ‘and I don’t think that should ever be true.’
Offit voted against approval of the new vaccine.
‘If there’s not clear evidence of benefit, then it’s not fair, I think, to ask people to take a risk no matter how small,’ Offit said.
The doctor recently cautioned that pushing the new shot without the supporting evidence risks ‘eroding the public’s trust.’
He said the studies regarding the bivalent vaccine so far were ‘underwhelming.’
The increased emphasis on boosters is at odds with President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that ‘the pandemic is over.’
‘The pandemic is over,’ Biden told 60 Minutes. ‘We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape, and so I think it’s changing.’
The president’s declaration runs counter with what his administration’s health officials have been saying.
‘We have a virus out there that’s still circulating, still killing hundreds of Americans every day,’ White House COVID-19 response coordinator, Ashish Jha, said at a September 9 press briefing.
‘I think we all as Americans have to pull together to try to protect Americans … and do what we can to get our health-care system through what might be a difficult fall and winter ahead.’
He also may have submarined his own $22.4 billion request to Congress to continue the fight against the virus.
There have been about 54,000 new cases of the virus on average over the last two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins University, with about 400 Americans succumbing to the virus every day.
Communist supporting Democrats who give China a complete pass on developing and spreading COVID don’t give a damn about Americans health they have to start more fear to line the pockets of their friends who make the vaccines so they can get their ROI on the stocks the insider trading crooks bought.
Many of the parents of the kids who get the vaccine will do so for a variety of reasons. They will do so because they believe that it will help because they are uninformed, they are afraid that they will lose their government daycare center labeled “public school”, the school or district will mandate it just like a Chinese Communist local “proper behavioral board”. indifference, other rational. I have long since believed that this has been a social science experiment brought on by a real issue brought on by a real government flunky (Fauci) to determine how far they could go with controling the behavior of the citizens. Apparently they are happy with their “never let a crisis go to waste” experiment.Here in Washington state we have a governor, Inslee, who knows that his part of the experiment is over but refuses to turn over his funny little mustache and armband along with the emergency powers granted him by voters who, mistakenly, believed that they would be used by honorable people for real problems. If you were unclear about how the left intends to use power then you have just been educated as to what their intent is. This next election should be interesting. Turn up the Fraud Detectors.
I worry about anyone that got that poison injected into them
i’ll never forget gates talking about depopulation through vaccines..