(Full disclosure – I and all of my relatives are fully vaccinated, except for one young man who's had the first Pfizer shot, but not the 2nd. Since more than a month has passed, he's trying to figure out if he has to start over. Answers are in short supply . . . )
I applauded President Biden's decision to mandate Corona Virus vaccines for federal workers. Then I caught my breath in amazement that he HADNT already done this, despite being inaugurated half a year ago. WTH?
THEN, I read an article explaining that the vaccines available (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) are STILL not approved by the FDA. WTH – part 2 !!!
These vaccines are only available under the government's EMU (emergency use authorization), which is granted when the FDA doesn't provide timely approval.
This is an unapproved vaccine with 365 million doses already administered - in the US alone. That excludes kids under 12, and includes people who got both shots for Pfizer. Still, 365 million is a big number. Why isn't the vaccine approved yet?
President Biden runs the FDA now. We've moved on from 2020, when Kamala Harris mocked the vaccine as untrustworthy, because it was developed while Trump was president. Governor Cuomo did the same thing. Granted, it was an election year, and democrats were desperate to win at all costs. But still . . . WTH – part 3 !!
So why is it is still unapproved? And why is Dr. Fauci reduced to nagging about the unvaccinated? This process has been under Biden's control for quite some time now. Can vaccine hesitancy be laid, at least in part, to politically self serving snipes from democrat party bigshots? To the failure of government agencies to expeditiously approve the vaccine?
Lack of vaccination is not the rejection of science. Government scientists continue to refuse to approve the vaccine.
If we want to get to 90%+ vaccination rates, we have to get politicians and scientists on the same page. Whatever page that is. Either it's safe and approved or, it isn't. Either we all are eligible, or we aren't. Stop sending us mixed messages.
PS: The CDC and WHO just issued a press release, dissing the Chinese produced “Sinovac” vaccine as providing 6 months protection, or less, at best. They did not diss the chinese government for continuing to refuse to release essential virus data from the early stages of the pandemic