March 27, 2022
The re-release of COVID-19 booster shots in the U.S. could face delays due to lack of federal funding and declining interest, according to The Guard.
“We’re after eight o’clock,” Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, told the news.
The majority of Americans did not get a motivational shot, with half of those eligible not getting one. The run of the first round of motivational shots “just fell off the cliff,” Topol said.
The Biden administration is also struggling to get money from Congress to pay for continuing coronavirus operations. Earlier this month, a $ 15 billion budget for testing, maintenance and packaging was cut from a major spending bill to be reviewed by Congress. While health officials spoke to lawyers Wednesday about the merits of the COVID-19 funding, Republicans said similar cuts should be made in other areas, such as Politico.
Now, there is enough money to give a fourth of the vaccine to the immunocompromised, those eligible for a new shot, and the elderly, the White House said Wednesday. However, a wide range of booster supplies is not sufficient.
“Apart from the good money for patient care, it’s terrible because we don’t know what’s coming around the corner,” said Katrine Wallace, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois. The Guard.
Lack of funding could hamper the rollout of the first vaccine group in the future, as well as the research of new and innovative drugs.
“Maybe we’ll find a new way that gets rid of all this, and we need a new corn,” Wallace said. “This is going to be a problem.”
The Biden administration plans to offer a second booster of Pfizer and Modern Vaccine for 50 years or more, which the FDA could approve starting this week. In mid -March, Pfizer asked the FDA to approve a second shot for those aged 65 and over, and Moderna asked for a second shot for those aged 18 and over.
About 45% of eligible Americans receive a booster shot, according to the latest CDC data, rising to 67% for those 65 years and older. When the stimulants were first approved, they were limited to the immunocompromised and the elderly, but they were open to 12 years of age and older.
The FDA’s independent advisory committee will meet on April 6 to discuss enforcement policies for the future, with more and more new features. The party was not elected to the polls. The Guard shown, but focusing on a design for motivators.
With another wave on the side due to the different nature of the BA.2, Topol said publicity is important. Medications can take weeks to become very effective, which means people get their new pictures now.
“It’s good to have a lull in the spread of the virus – that’s great,” he said. “Now is the time to prepare for the next wave, maybe one or two or more.”