An independent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Panel today voted overwhelmingly against the mass booster program at this point. This is an unprecedented situation, one where the U.S. White House and the nation’s top doctor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, went on the record promoting the booster for much of society. The independent advisory panel put a screeching halt on an imminent mass booster access and rather elected that the boosters should only be available for a far more narrow subsection of the population, from the elderly to severely ill, and select occupations facing higher risks of exposure. But this decision will undoubtedly create more tension as, on the one hand, Biden, VP Kamala Harris, Dr. Fauci, and others had essentially marketed this program as imminent before the experts were, in fact, ready to conclude that was the right option.
In a move that may further confuse the public, given POTUS’ aggressive declaration that a booster program would be ready for all this month, the advisor panel of experts voted to recommend that the third jabs only be made available to select groups, such as elderly Americans aged 65 and up, as well as other cohorts c...
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