Two leading FDA vaccine regulators resigned due to disagreements with Biden’s plan to offer booster shots.
With the help of 16 international colleagues- including top ranking WHO experts- they published an article in the Lancet expressing their objections to the boosters.
They wrote that “although the idea of further reducing the number of COVID-19 cases by enhancing immunity in vaccinated people is appealing, any decision to do so should be evidence-based and consider the benefits and risks for individuals and society.”
The article reminds us that studies supporting vaccines are observational, preliminary and “difficult to interpret precisely due to potential confounding and selective reporting. Careful and public scrutiny of the evolving data will be needed to assure that decisions about boosting are informed by reliable science more than by politics.”
The authors also warn us of vaccine adverse events: “there could be risks if boosters are widely introduced too soon, or too frequently, especially with vaccines that can have immune-mediated side-effects (such as myocarditis, which is more common after the second dose of some mRNA vaccines, or Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been associated with adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccines)”.
In short, they conclude that the benefits may not outweigh the risks of boosters. And ask for better science to guide decision making.
This is just another reminder that the conversation is more nuanced than the polarized views expressed by many “experts” appearing on television.
Please don’t be so quick to judge or categorize anyone who questions the use of vaccines, especially when making the decision for your children.
Naturopath, Health Educator
Markito Fitness & Nutrition