|Go back to previous topic|
|Forum name||General Discussion|
|Topic subject||There finally seems to be an admission that we need a new Covid policy|
13451690, There finally seems to be an admission that we need a new Covid policy|
Posted by Vex_id, Thu Jan-13-22 11:32 AM
across the political spectrum. Even Dems are calling for a reset:
"Democrat, Rep. Ro Khanna of California, has called for a new chief at CDC — someone who “really has the respect of the public health community, and has been right on a lot of the calls.”
Public trust in the CDC is at an all-time low. Fauci & Walensky have botched a lot of the messaging and haven't had consistent conviction in any policy recommendation (outside of vaccination).
The recent email leaks from Collins & Fauci (re: origin of the virus; Wuhan lab leak) cast serious doubts about whether Fauci has been forthright with the public about gain-of-function research (funded by taxpayers) and the origins of this pandemic.
We need new public health leadership. It's been a failure on all fronts.
New CDC data on Omicron shows that this variant doesn't discriminate:
New data released by the CDC shows who omicron is impacting.
Of 43 cases reported the first week of December:
58% were young people between 18 and 39 years old.
79% were vaccinated, including 14 people who received a booster dose.
16% had been infected with COVID-19 before.
33% had traveled internationally
1 person, who is vaccinated, was hospitalized
There's new data of the booster's efficacy waning in just 10 weeks against Omicron:
This isn't exactly persuasive data to call for boosters-for-everyone - especially when you consider how mild this variant is. Out of this micro-study, only one person was hospitalized (incidentally - the person was vaccinated). The notion that we would booster younger/healthy people for a 10 week benefit against symptomatic Omicron (which is already mild) doesn't make much sense. All of these booster shots should be re-routed across the world to those who haven't had their first doses, with a focused approach targeting older/immunocompromised.
We (hopefully) are trending towards the endemic phase of the pandemic, which means our policy also needs to change. We won't boost our way out of this.