Fauci says data does not support a 3rd vaccine shot yet, but ‘that could change’

Anthony Fauci made headlines again on Sunday after he commented on the possibility of needing a 3rd vaccine shot. While it doesn’t seem necessary yet, Fauci said the data could change.

Fauci, who is still Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, called Delta “a very nasty variant” but stressed that the best protection is the current vaccine regimen recommended by U.S. health officials. Pfizer announced just a week ago that it would seek United States and European approval for a booster vaccine shot, as Israel announced that they would be administering the new third dose to its most vulnerable elderly population group. Israel still isn’t sure whether the dose should be given to the general public, as they are mulling it over.

Yahoo news reported on Fauci’s new statements, citing, “Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci told host Jake Tapper that U.S. health regulatory agencies have to follow the data, which he said does not yet support the need for a booster shot. The CDC and FDA said last week that they “are engaged in a science-based, rigorous process to consider whether or when a booster might be necessary,” but that fully vaccinated Americans do not need additional doses yet.”

Questions have risen as to the deadliness of the new Delta variant, many apprehensive to listen to the appointed health officials this time around. Only time will tell how the new variant will affect individuals.



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Ethan Finn lives just outside of Sacramento in California. He was involved in Boy Scouts for most of his life and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in January of 2019. A passion for politics prompted him and his friend to start an Instagram page all about politics during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—@conservative.outlet. Ethan finds it fascinating to be a part of the journalistic side of news as opposed to always being just a reader.

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