Both vaccine manufacturers have said testing shows that their vaccines are effective against EG.5, the currently dominant strain in the United States.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a group of independent experts that advises the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its vaccination decisions, will now weigh the safety and effectiveness of the updated vaccines and make recommendations for their use. After the CDC director signs off on those recommendations, the vaccines can be administered.
he advisory group is scheduled to meet to discuss Covid-19 vaccines Tuesday, meaning the vaccines could become available within just a few days at certain pharmacies and doctor’s offices.
Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated as soon as the shots are available. They’re debuting amid a late summer rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States and growing concerns about the effects that the triple threat of respiratory viruses – coronavirus, flu and respiratory syncytial virus – may have this fall and winter season.
This week, we got the news that many of us expected – but that we feared nonetheless – the FDA has granted emergency authorization to another round of experimental COVID-19 vaccines, just as we got the news that COVID infections were on the rise.
Dr. Jim Thorp, one of the nation’s leading critics of the COVID vaccines, didn’t mince words with his reaction,
“No matter whether you got vaccinated last time or not, the message today is simple: do not become another statistic, do not risk your health, do not comply – avoid these experimental shots and instead choose to be prepared. Stockpile critical medications, stockpile natural supplements that will protect you and your family, and choose self-reliance over big government paternalism.”
The rising infections are real, as Dr. Peter McCullough wrote recently, “there is no doubt we are starting another outbreak of COVID-19, this time Omicron variants EG.5 and FL.1.5.1 taking the lead in proportions.”
Dr. McCullough warns that this surge could last 3 to 6 months. As we learned time and time again during the pandemic, our government will use any increase in COVID numbers as a justification to force masks, lockdowns and vaccine passports on the American public.
We know that lockdowns, masks and vaccine passports don’t work – and it’s clear that despite the failure of the policies before, that our government is planning a repeat of this catastrophic failures.
Now leading COVID truth tellers, like Dr. Jim Thorp, are warning that another round of lockdowns could lead to another round of banning critical medications:
“The government may block access to life-saving drugs in another lockdown in the same way that they restricted access to Ivermectin in the last pandemic. Now more than ever you need to be stockpiling these medications.”