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Promoting more shots than a Cancun bartender, Dr. Anthony Fauci has tried to keep himself relevant by advising Americans to take an unspecified number of COVID boosters to reach “full” vaccination status. The norm in dosage looks to now be three total shots rather than two.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Dr. Fauci provided updates to the latest COVID guidelines as the Pfizer-BioNTech booster rolls out. With many metropolitan cities demanding full vaccination status to allow patrons in bars, gyms and schools, Dr. Fauci got the call (from his booking agent) to give his thoughts on the COVID booster vis-à-vis natural immunity.
“It is an assumption that it’s okay to get infected and to get mild-and-moderate disease as long as you don’t wind up in the hospital and die. And I have to be open and honest, I reject that,” said Dr. Fauci, touting the need for continued boosters and vaccines to “prevent” cases of COVID.
Fauci’s logic doesn’t hold true. Months of data reinforce the reality that vaccinated people will continue to get infected — and perhaps have an even higher likelihood of contracting a breakthrough infection than those with natural immunity.
Fauci also noted that the increased protection provided by the booster, albeit for only a short window of time, will be the key to being “fully vaccinated” going forward, potentially adding updates to citywide vaccination mandates imposed on workers and patrons.
While the nation’s expert in telemedicine flaunts fatal trips to the hospital as a reason for increased vaccination, Americans’ chances at surviving the virus still remain incredibly high — making Fauci’s take an opinion without substantial data to support it.
As reported by OutKick‘s TK Sanders, the age demographic susceptible to the most risk from the virus (ages 85+) still boasts a survival rate above 97 percent.
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