From The Epoch Times comes this bit of lovely news:
EEU Regulators, WHO Call for End to COVID Boosters, Citing Evidence Strategy Is Failing
EU drug regulators, World Health Organization experts and the former chairman of the UK’s COVID task force all cited mounting evidence mRNA COVID boosters aren’t working and the strategy should be dropped
European Union drug regulators on Tuesday warned frequent COVID boosters could adversely affect the immune system and said there are currently no data to support repeated doses.
This comes a month after EU drug regulators said it made sense to “administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters as early as three months after the initial two-shot regimen,” amid concerns over the Omicron variant.
According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), continued booster doses every four months could pose a risk of overloading people’s immune systems and lead to fatigue.
Instead, the agency recommended countries space out the intervals between boosters and coordinate their programs with the onset of the cold season in each hemisphere — following blueprints of influenza vaccination strategies.
“While use of additional boosters can be part of contingency plans, repeated vaccinations within short intervals would not represent a sustainable long-term strategy,” the EMA’s head of vaccines strategy, Marco Cavaleri, said Tuesday during a press briefing.
Boosters “can be done once, or maybe twice, but it’s not something that we can think should be repeated constantly,” Cavaleri said. “We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting.”
Endemic. That word again. Better get used to it, guys.
To be clear, the EU and WHO aren't saying "no boosters" (the article's headline is misleading); they're saying there's a good chance that boosters can actually harm your immune system if done too frequently; at the very least, the injections need to be spaced out to prevent immune-system overload and fatigue. Further down in the article, the suggestion is made that boosters might not be a viable option against new variants (life beyond omicron, I guess).
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