Top Vaccine Expert With FDA and NIH Warns Healthy Young People Not to Get COVID-19 Booster: 'There's Not Clear Evidence of Benefit' Versus Risk
Now even CNN (OMG) sees the wisdom of trying to offset their years of lies and propaganda, by offering a more balanced viewpoint. Not that
The Blaze: Top Vaccine Expert With FDA and NIH Warns Healthy Young People Not to Get COVID-19 Booster: 'There's Not Clear Evidence of Benefit' Versus Risk
2022-09-25. Emphasis added.
A top vaccine expert is advising that healthy young people should not get the latest COVID-19 booster shot because "there's not clear evidence of benefit."
Paul Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a member of National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group on vaccines, and a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). Previously, Offit was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
...During an appearance on CNN earlier this month, Offit said that those over 65, the immuno-compromised, and anyone with serious chronic health ailments could benefit from the boosters.
He was concerned that government health agencies were going to try to oversell the booster to everyone. "What I fear is that they're going to say everybody should get it when in fact, the healthy young person really is unlikely to benefit from the booster dose, and so I hope they targeted more specifically, to those really who are most likely to benefit from this additional dose," he said during the CNN interview.
..."You're asking people to get a new product for which there's no data," Offit also told CNN. "Mice data are not adequate to launch 100-plus-billion-dose effort."
The booster shot was authorized by the FDA despite not having been tested on humans. Pfizer's preliminary findings were based on tests on eight mice. The FDA based the EUA authorization on the testing of mice, data from current COVID-19 vaccines, and earlier iterations of boosters.
"Because if you don't have that, 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 declared. "The benefit should be clear."
WIND: no one in their right minds could have thought otherwise, even going back to day one of its debut. COVID is not and never was a threat to healthy young people.
And with the vast majority of the population having far superior natural immunity, the unethical incompetence of the FDA in failing to test in humans is conduct which ought to bar those approving it from the field, for life.
Anon MD writes:
Paul Offit is one of the few vaccine experts I trust.