U.S. health experts spoke on social media and other platforms on Friday and Saturday, with federal regulators immediately using Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots for people over the age of 65 or at high risk for severe Covid-19. I praised the possibility of being able to do it, but the cutoff age should be low.
Experts responded to the actions of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory board on Friday. The panel’s recommendation that boosters be licensed was paired with a refusal to move towards a comprehensive license for everyone over the age of 16.
The only Covid-19 vaccine that the FDA has sufficient information to determine the effectiveness of booster shots is manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech. The timing of the other two vaccines used in the United States, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, is ambiguous.
But Dr. Jha Another tweet The booster will benefit people over the age of 60.
Dr. Eric Topol, a professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, called the FDA panel’s decision “very good.” He wrote this decision on Twitter, recognizing “the need for high-risk individuals due to coexistence conditions and occupational exposure to heat care workers, key workers, teachers, etc.”
But Dr. Topol also asked Why the cutoff point for third shot eligibility was set to 65, Rather than include people over the age of 60. He also said the updated FDA recommendations “did not address the vulnerabilities of those who received the J & J shots.”
Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, told The Associated Press that he supported a third dose of the elderly, but said he would postpone the idea of giving shots to nearby people. I really have a problem. ” “The question is how it affects the pandemic arc, but it may not be that much,” Dr. Ofit said.
To some Americans outside the medical or scientific disciplines, the FDA Panel’s recommendations seemed opaque or even inconsistent.
For example, Jen Macy, a flower designer for weddings and events in Orange County, California, Tweet We also talked with a Times reporter about what she felt was an urgent question. “Can you explain why boosters are recommended for high-risk people and the general public need to wait for further testing? This doesn’t make sense.”
Michael Knowles, a conservative media figure who has gained a lot of support through social media and the Daily Wire, a site that publishes commentary and podcasts, delved into the actions of the FDA panel in comics. “Vaccines are so effective that they need boosters and are so safe that the FDA does not approve them.” He wrote on twitter.. “Do I have that right?”