President BidenJoe BidenGalego rioters on January 6th: ‘F—them’ Saki: Why is the GOP afraid of the presidential debate? Biden calls on employers to make vaccines mandatory despite Supreme Court rulingChief Medical Advisor of Anthony FauciAnthony Faucid Hill’s 12:30 report: Biden strategizes with Senate Dems It is not yet clear whether people will need annual COVID-19 boosters, even as CEOs of several drugmakers have indicated that a fourth vaccine dose may be necessary. .
Fauci said in an interview, “We’ve recently promoted people. We’ll find out if the booster gives you that degree of durability of protection and is actually a standard regimen of three doses of mRNA and two doses of J&J.” should be.” NBC News published Thursday.
“Or – and it’s a big ‘or’ right now – will we need to promote people every year?” He continued.
Fauci said it was a good thing that the original ancestral strain of COVID-19 was used in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine – because “we were lucky that even though [strains] were different, they weren’t that different that the vaccine didn’t cover it well” – O’Micron has worsened the situation.
“We were doing pretty well with a primary vaccination and a boost with Delta. Then suddenly Omicron came along,” Fauci told the network. “And if you look at the efficacy against Delta versus Omicron, it dropped to about 30 percent.”
The leading infectious disease expert said he wants a vaccine that is ideally effective against all types of COVID-19 types.
Fauci’s remarks have prompted CEOs of drugmakers such as Pfizer and Moderna to suggest that people may need a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine amid concerns about the Omicron variant and diminishing booster efficacy.
“I think we’re going to need a fourth dose,” Pfizer CEO Albert Boerla told CNBC last month.
“With Omicron, we need to wait-and-see because we have so little information. We may need it faster,” compared to the previous timeline of 12 months, which Boorla called after an individual’s initial booster. The fourth dose was supposed to be administered, the CEO said.