A medical expert recently spoke to the folks over at the Daily Wire where he stated that he thinks the Biden administration is going to eventually change the definition of what it means to be “fully vaccinated” against the coronavirus so that it includes a booster shot as they continue to shove the vaccines on the general public.
Dr. Marty Makary, who works as a surgeon and professor with Johns Hopkins University, stated during an interview conducted on Wednesday that he is afraid that pharmaceutical companies are the ones now “calling the shots” when it comes to the president’s vaccine policy, pushing “anti-science” possibly harmful vaccine guidelines.
“I think they’re going to do it. I think they’re going to change the definition” of fully vaccinated to include a booster shot, Makary said during his chat with The Daily Wire. “Now, for a senior person, that may make sense [for] someone over 65 if you have not had COVID in the past. That is, people over 65, if they’ve not had COVID, I do recommend they get a third dose.”
“But for younger folks, there’s no evidence to support getting a booster dose,” Makary continued.
The surgeon said that for middle-aged Americans who received the J&J one-shot vaccine, another dose is likely needed if someone has not yet had COVID-19 and gained natural immunity. For the young, however, “there’s absolutely no evidence” supporting getting a booster shot, Makary said.
“My fear is that pharma may be calling the shots right now, not the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Makary stated. “They’ve not only convinced the CDC to make a vigorous recommendation for every 16 and 17-year-old to get boosted, but colleges are now drawing up plans to require a booster among students.”
“Nothing is more insane and anti-science than requiring young, low-risk, healthy students who had COVID already to get a booster shot, and there will be unintended harm from that indiscriminate booster recommendation,” he continued.
Makary’s belief that the government will eventually push a more stringent definition of “fully vaccinated” was essentially confirmed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, earlier this month. In an appearance on CNN, Fauci said “it’s going to be a matter of when, not if” the CDC changes its definition.
Some pharmaceutical executives are still pushing additional vaccinations in the wake of new variants of COVID-19. On December 8, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that Americans may need a fourth COVID-19 shot, or a second booster shot, to protect themselves against the omicron variant of COVID-19.
“With omicron we need to wait and see because we have very little information. We may need [a fourth shot] faster,” Bourla went on to say during a conversation on CNBC.
Aside from the vaccines President Biden continues to push, there have been a number of other treatment options that have proven to be fairly successful at treating the coronavirus. Monoclonal antibody treatment, which is one that has gained emergency authorization from the FDA, has been found to reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths from the virus by a stunning 70 percent.
The treatment is made by a company known as Regeneron who has noted that the treatment is a little less effective against omicron, though there’s still ample evidence to suggest that the variant itself actually comes with a much more mild version of the illness.