Fauci Says Yet Another COVID Vax Could Be Needed on Top of Booster

Dr. Anthony Fauci says it is “conceivable” that people could need another COVID vaccine on top of their current booster.

QUICK FACTS:
  • During a press briefing, Fauci noted that a new shot will ultimately depend on the findings of the effectiveness of the initial booster dose, The Blaze reported
  • “Before we start talking about a fourth shot it will be very important for us to determine the durability of protection particularly against severe disease for the third shot booster of an mRNA, and the second shot of Johnson & Johnson. Right now we don’t have that information,” Fauci stated. 
  • For those who are “fully vaccinated” with two vaccines and a booster, an additional shot would mean these individuals would have a total of four vaccines.
BACKGROUND:
  • During this same press briefing, Fauci strongly recommended against gathering as normal for New Year’s Eve.
  • “If your plans are to go to a 40-to-50 person New Year’s Eve party with all the bells and whistles and everybody hugging and kissing and wishing each other a happy new year, I would strongly recommend that this year we do not do that,” said Fauci. 
  • Dr. Fauci, who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for decades, is currently under fire over a report that his institute spent $400k on research infecting dogs with parasites, Fox News reported
  • According to the White Coat Waste Project, documents obtainted through FOIA request revealed a study in which healthy beagles were treated with an experimental medication and then put in direct contact to biting flies carrying a parasite known to be contagious to humans. 
  • On the heels of these reports also resurfaced decade-old AIDS studies the NIAID conducted which took the lives of foster children acting as clinical volunteers.