Pfizer has claimed immunity given by its COVID vaccine is now fading, and it wants to dish out booster jabs for people to take six months after they’ve had their second dose.
They claim real-world data from Israel’s world-beating drive has shown vaccine effectiveness in preventing both infection and symptomatic disease has declined six months post-vaccine.
Meanwhile, scientific trials of its booster jab show it can generate up to 10 times more neutralising antibodies than just two doses, Pfizer and BioNTech said.
But researchers dedicated to studying the pandemic have frequently warned there’s currently no actual proof that a third shot is even required.
Striving to downplay concerns, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that fully vaccinated Americans don’t need a booster shot yet, but Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has consistently maintained that he thinks people will need a third dose and has even suggested the vaccine will become seasonal like the flu shot.
It comes as No 10 is continuing to prepare for a COVID booster programme, with top-ups set to be dished out alongside flu jabs this autumn, but ministers have yet to commit to the drive, with the final decision based on trials and advice from prime experts.
Pfizer didn’t release the full set of Israeli data, which has sparked the debate regarding booster vaccines. However, effectiveness estimates have dropped in the Middle Eastern nation over the past few weeks amid the fast spread of the Indian Delta variant.
Israeli health officials now claimed the jab blocks 64 per cent of infections, compared to 94 per cent in May before the mutant strain took hold. Ministers described the data as disturbing.
But scientists have endeavoured to suppress any concerns about the vaccine effectiveness, saying overall the picture was still encouraging.
The same statistics revealed the jab still protects against serious illness, cutting the chance of being hospitalised by 93 per cent, and for example, Israeli news website Ynet announced the figure in May was slightly beyond the 98 per cent mark.
Israel eased its remaining restrictions in early June, relaxing requirements to wear face masks inside and customer caps on cafes, bars and restaurants, but indoor coverings were reintroduced only 10 days later amid a spike in infections, with 90 per cent of cases blamed on the Indian variant.
But it appears that this virus war isn’t meant to be won, it’s meant to be continuous, and still numerous people haven’t had their first jab yet, and guess what people, they’re still alive! Although we can’t be smug about it, not just yet anyway.
However, these pharma companies want their profit guaranteed for the next few years, so it’s just being announced that immunity is fading and that booster shots will be required, but we should be ending this Coronaphobic overreaction now! But can you imagine the money that big pharma could make from this?
A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound, is what makes the world go around. That clinking, clanking sound that makes the world go around, and it’s a rich man’s world and all the things that you could do if you had a little money.
And now we’re being told to prepare for a long, cold winter, with lots of chaos and lots more fear-based manipulations and lockdowns coming, and another orchestrated pandemic, with the use of more vaccines because of course, we have to keep the shareholders happy.