Booster shots against COVID are politically incorrect, the left is claiming.
Giving boosters to vaccinated people in rich countries, while millions in poor countries go unvaccinated, is nothing short of greed, said World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday. WHO wants vaccine equity.
That viewpoint could pose a problem for the 147 million Americans vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna shots who are wondering whether they need a booster. Rolling out boosters in the U.S. will consume millions of doses and threaten Team Biden’s magnanimous plan to lead the world in vaccinating poor countries.
Anthony Fauci, top health adviser to President Biden, waffled on Sunday, saying federal officials “don’t feel that we need to tell people right now you need to be boosted,” but adding the answer may change.
That’s not helpful. The public wants answers, not a repeat of the run-around they got over whether to wear a mask.
When Pfizer publicly announced last Thursday that it would apply soon to the FDA for emergency authorization to offer boosters, the FDA and CDC shut down the discussion with a terse, one-sentence statement that boosters are not needed. Even