Biden Calls on Congress to Fund More COVID Boosters as Mandates Loom
President Joe Biden announced on Aug. 25 that he is requesting more money from Congress to develop yet another COVID-19 vaccine, despite the lack of safety and efficacy of previous vaccines and the billions of dollars made by pharmaceutical companies in profits.
“I signed off this morning on a proposal we have to present to the Congress a request for additional funding for a new vaccine that is necessary, that works,” Biden told reporters. “It will likely be recommended that everybody get it no matter whether they’ve gotten it before or not.”
Yet, there is no human outcomes data on the new shot that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to blindly approve in the next two weeks.
Moderna and Pfizer’s new boosters are aimed at the XBB.1.5. subvariant. Currently, the dominant variant in the U.S. is XBB.1.16. The dominant Omicron strain is obsolete, and XBB.1.5 will arguably be obsolete by the time the new booster rolls out.
“We will be encouraging all Americans to get those boosters in addition to flu shots and RSV shots,” a White House official said on Monday.
Dr. Brett Osborn, a board-certified neurosurgeon who also runs a preventative health care and anti-aging facility, compared COVID to the flu, in that they both mutate often. Although updated vaccines may better target subvariants, Osborn told Fox News he does not believe the entire United States needs to be boosted yearly.
“It should acquire its immunity the old-fashioned way: through infection,” he said. “The remainder of the population — those who are categorically low-risk — have little to worry about, as is the case with influenza.”
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 17% of Americans received a COVID-19 booster shot, indicating that perhaps Americans are waking up.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration is purchasing COVID-19 equipment, hiring pandemic “safety protocol” officers, and allocating $1.4 billion to defense contractors and pharmaceutical companies for more COVID-19 “countermeasures” and vaccines.
An Atlanta college has announced it will reinstate mask mandates for students and faculty, and Lionsgate Film Studio in Los Angeles has told its crew to wear masks.
There’s really only one option with potential mandates and lockdowns on the horizon: Do not comply.