Two senior vaccine regulators who are departing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a paper blasting coronavirus booster shots, something discussed and embraced by the Biden administration and federal health officials.
The Lancet published the piece, co-authored by Marion Gruber and Philip Krause, which dismisses the immediate need for booster shots for the general population, contending it that it is not yet necessary and will undermine confidence in existing vaccines.
Per the piece, consistent findings show “that vaccine efficacy is substantially greater against severe disease than against any infection.”
“In addition, vaccination appears to be substantially protective against severe disease from all the main viral variants,” the authors found, adding that the “efficacy of most vaccines against symptomatic disease is somewhat less for the delta variant than for the alpha variant.”
However, authors noted there is “still high vaccine efficacy against both symptomatic and severe disease due to