A group of Covid experts is pushing back against President Biden’s plan to force Americans to receive Covid booster shots. During a September phone call the experts reportedly told the president that existing data does not support using booster shots to combat breakthrough COVID infections among the vaccinated, a point Fauci and Biden have each been pushing. The experts argue that the booster shots are only needed for those at a high risk of Covid-19, not every vaccinated American.
According to The Daily Wire:
Biden and some of his top medical experts during a September 27 conference call that the data currently available does not justify using booster shots to combat breakthrough COVID infections among the vaccinated, according to Politico. The outside experts argued that the boosters should be restricted to only those at high risk from COVID-19.
Biden was joined on the call along with White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House policy adviser Cameron Webb, and the heads of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As Politico reported:
The rescheduled call was the tensest one to date, according to the three people with information on the talks. Fauci argued that the CDC committee’s stance — that science did not support giving boosters to all adults — was incorrect. And he dismissed suggestions that the administration had to choose between a broad U.S. booster campaign and donating vaccines to countries in need.
On the call Fauci reportedly told the outside experts that the vaccine should be administered to Americans to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, claims that struck the experts ass odd.
Fauci’s comments reportedly left the independent experts confused as to what the White House wanted to accomplish with the vaccines. “It was very tense,” one person said, according to Politico. “More than anything, it was like Fauci felt he needed to make a point.”