01/18/2022 / By Mary Villareal
Professor Ehud Qimron, the head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University, slammed the global management of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, saying that it was a shameful disaster driven by false propaganda.
In a letter, Qimron touched on the deliberate failure to pursue herd immunity and the futility of lockdowns and unnecessary mass testings. He also identified the people responsible for the aforementioned failure while crucifying public health officials for branding the unvaccinated as the enemies.
“When you compare the destructive policies you are pursuing with the sane policies of some other countries – you can clearly see that the destruction you have caused has only added victims beyond the vulnerable to the virus,” he wrote. “The economy you ruined, the unemployment you caused, and the children whose education you destroyed are the surplus victims as a result of your own actions only.” (Related: Israel now has more covid infections per capita than any country in the world, even as “booster shots” are being widely administered there.)
In the U.S., the majority of the Supreme Court seemed to be leaning toward blocking the White House’s pandemic strategies as they expressed their skepticism of the Biden administration’s legal power to mandate large employers to require their employees to get vaccinated or undergo frequent testing.
The court looks like it is more likely to allow a separate mandate that requires health care workers at government-funded facilities to be vaccinated. However, the employer mandate was more lopsided: The regulation is one of the most far-reaching policies imposed by the president in a bid to control the pandemic, and it could potentially affect 84 million workers employed by large companies.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett said that the regulation is too far-reaching in converting all large employers. She noted that while meatpacking plants and dental offices may be subject to regulation, for instance, other jobs such as landscaping, should not be.
The more liberal justices, however, insisted that the mandate was a needed response to the public health crisis. With nearly a million people dead, it is “by far the greatest public health danger that this country has faced in the last century.”
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, some nations are already rolling out a fourth dose of COVID vaccines. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that adults 60 and older, medical workers and individuals with suppressed immune systems could receive their fourth dose if at least four months have passed since their third.
German health minister Karl Laughterbach also said that a fourth dose will only be needed to maintain protection against the omicron variant.
In the United States, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci said that it is too early to be discussing a potential fourth dose for most people. He said that one of the things that need to be followed carefully is the durability of the protection following the third dose of an mRNA vaccine.
“If the protection is much more durable than the two-dose, non-boosted group, then we may go a significant period of time without requiring a fourth dose. So, I do think it’s premature — at least on the part of the United States — to be talking about a fourth dose,” he said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will examine and consider whether or not getting the fourth dose is necessary or if there is a need for them to be a nationally, however, it seems that the third doses appear to be providing “durable protection,” according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “If there’s science and when there’s science that demonstrates that that is necessary, we will certainly be reviewing that,” she said.
Some vaccine manufacturers also acknowledged that more time is needed to determine whether or not a fourth dose is necessary for the U.S., and how quickly the protection might wane following the third dose.
Moderna’s chief medical officer, Paul Burton, said that they will be waiting for a couple of months until they can see how data develop and mature to understand when the additional booster dose needs to be given.
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