The subject of covid vaccine boosters has been making headlines all over media these days. More than that, the discussion about who should get them intensifies with each passing day and the controversies about the subject continue.
Fear and uncertainty are feelings that are a part of the new normality we’ve all been living in since the beginning of 2020.
Last month, we were revealing that U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine booster shot is suitable for younger at-risk workers.
Fox News also made sure to report that this is seen as a rare break from the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices panel.
The same article posted by Fox News reveals that the panel had recommended the booster for Americans 65 and older and for those over 50 with underlying medical conditions.
Who chief makes seemingly shocking claims about covid booster vaccines
CNN notes that distributing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in some countries while inoculations across Africa lag is “immoral.” This is according to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The increasing use of boosters is “immoral, unfair and unjust and it has to stop,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told CNN’s Becky Anderson the other day.
He continued and said the following:
“To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community. It is unjust and also unfair because we will not stop the pandemic by ignoring a whole continent, and the continent that doesn’t have any manufacturing capacity of other means.”
It’s also important to note the fact that the WHO has recommended an additional vaccine dose for immunocompromised people, CNN notes in their piece.
On the other hand, it’s essential to note the fact that the WHO strongly “opposes the widespread use of booster shots until more of the world gets vaccinated with a first round of Covid-19 shots.”
Stay tuned for more news and make sure that meanwhile you and your loved ones remain safe.