The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Joe Biden’s unscientific obsession with administering booster shots in the United States will likely “prolong” the pandemic rather than end it, and urged the American government to send extra jabs to the developing world instead.
SAGE, the WHO’s advisory group for COVID immunization strategies, issued a report today that expressed concern about mass vaccination and booster programs.
Specifically, SAGE warned that giving third – and in the case of Israel, fourth – doses to already vaccinated individuals will exacerbate supply chain issues related to the vaccine in the developing world.
Specifically, SAGE expressed concern that “broad-based administration of booster doses risks exacerbating vaccine access” by diverting supply from under-vaccinated countries to ones with already high percentages of vaccinated people.
And it’s not just the WHO’s advisors that are worried about booster programs getting out of hand (as Israel gears up to start doling out its second round of doses). Ultimately, these programs like the US’s and Israels can do more harm than good, as WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained Wednesday.
Dr. Tedros said that with 20% of vaccine supplies going toward boosters, “blanket booster programs are likely to prolong the pandemic rather than ending it.” By diverting the vaccine supply to countries with high levels of immunity, vaccine producers and those buying boosters from them are giving the virus “more opportunity to spread and mutate.”
Yesterday, however, WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus declared that the COVID-19 pandemic “must” end in 2022.
To make this happen though, Ghebreyesus later said that such a lofty goal would be possible unless every person on the planet was fully vaccinated, something he says could be done.
Another WHO expert agreed that this could be accomplished, but worried that the planet may lack the “stamina” to undertake a planetary mass vaccination effort.
Joe Biden has not only pushed for near universal vaccination rates – saying his mass vaccination efforts would not stop until 98% of the country was vaccinated “in some industries” and “schools” – but has now also pushed heavily for booster shots to stop the Omicron variant, despite the lack of evidence suggesting booster shots offer protection against Omicron.
Still worrying, there is mounting evidence that the Omicron variant, which is characterized as very mild in recently leaked government data from the United Kingdom, seems to be able to overcome the divisive and controversial COVID-19 vaccines made available since the virus emerged in March of 2020.
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