According to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s foremost infectious disease expert, there are positive and negative aspects to the current pandemic in the US. There is still a lot of work to be done to deal with complicated factors like vaccination rates, contagious virus variants, and diminishing immunity to infection, as per New York Times.
White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on the New York Times podcast “The Daily” on November 12 to discuss the current status of the coronavirus in the United States. Some waning immunity against both infection and hospitalization has begun to emerge several months after the initial vaccination, says Fauci.
According to Best Life, Fauci pointed to data from Israel, which he said tends to be about a month or so ahead of us when it comes to outbreaks, as an example. Their findings show that the immune system is weakening against infection and hospitalization, and death in all age groups, and not just the elderly are affected. An increasing number of people are suffering from breakthrough infections, and more and more of these people are ending up in the hospital.
After Pfizer and BioNTech submitted their coronavirus booster shot application to federal regulators on Tuesday, it is expected that every adult in the United States will be eligible for an additional injection, as per New York Times. Prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas travel and gatherings, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the request.
People who have been vaccinated should get their booster shots, according to Fauci’s findings, because it may be more critical than previously thought. According to Fauci– A booster isn’t just a bonus; it may be an essential part of the primary regimen that people should follow.
On Monday, the administration of President Joe Biden argued that the federal government could require large employers to need their employees to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the president’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses.
According to the White House, businesses should still adhere to President Joe Biden’s vaccine and testing requirements for private companies, even though an appeals court has suspended the rules. FDA and CDC have yet to extend booster eligibility to all members of the general public. All Johnson & Johnson recipients are eligible for an additional injection, but only those considered high-risk Moderna and Pfizer recipients are allowed.