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An FDA panel keeps a close eye on contributors in the debate
The Independent Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration is meeting today to discuss whether the booster dose of the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine is safe and effective enough for effective use. The FDA will then make a formal decision, after which the independent advisory panel at the Centers for Disease Control will weigh. But so far there has been a storm of debate over whether the booster is necessary or ethical for the general public. The World Health Organization and other vaccine policy experts have criticized the decision to allow healthy Americans a third shot when many people around the world failed to receive their first dose. And an international group of scientists said earlier this week that the move was not necessary, including two FDA employees who recently announced they would leave the company at least partially because they did not agree with the booster’s pressure.
On Thursday, the FDA also revised its emergency use approval for Eli Lilly’s antibody cocktail, which was previously approved for people 12 years of age or older who have mild to moderate infections and are at high risk for developing severe cases of Covid-1 of. Now the agency says the drugs could be used as a preventative measure for people who are exposed and at high risk, although it insisted it was not a vaccine option.
Vaccine mandates began to polarize the country even as they began to pay
Shortly after the White House announced a new array of Covid-1 policies last week, instructing the vaccine chief among them, some states began speaking out against the national directive. In a letter to President Biden yesterday, the 224th Attorney General asked him to back down from his decision to require companies with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated and threatened legal action if he did not do so. Meanwhile, Biden met with executives from companies including Disney and Microsoft this week to talk about plans to make shots more mandatory.
Vaccine mandates are becoming more widespread around the world, and all indications are that they could do a better job of vaccinating people. But to get the desired results, they have to do it properly. This week, French health workers needed to get at least their first dose. 3,000,000 employees who were suspended without pay. Unions warned of disruptions to care, but the country’s health minister said care was not significantly affected, and some people decided to vaccinate seeing the mandate as a reality.
Covid-1. The U.S. has identified the number of epidemics as questions about its origin and future continue
Earlier this week, the United States hit the milestone of a deadly pandemic: 1 month after Covid-1 was first sent to the United States for lockdown, 1 in 500 Americans died of the disease. Older and non-white Americans make up an unequal portion of deaths. The establishment of a new temporary art gallery in Washington’s National Mall, with more than 1,000,000 white flags containing personalized messages, symbolizes the effects of the epidemic.
But we still don’t know much about how the epidemic was created, how the disease originated, or where it went. Recently, a flawed theory that existed in Italy long before SARS-COV-2 was detected in Uhan has been retained despite the deeply flawed nature of the evidence. And as human behavior and public health systems have evolved alongside viruses, it is becoming increasingly difficult for disease models to reliably predict what will happen in the short term.
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