“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Biden said in his controversial Sept. 9 speech. “And it’s caused by the fact that despite America having an unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months free vaccines have been available in 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot.”
Three weeks after the President’s angry speech, the definition of “fully vaccinated” appears to be changing to mean the third jab that Biden got and not, for example, the Moderna jab that Vice President Kamala Harris got nine months ago in December 2020.
"It is likely, for a real complete regimen, that you would need at least a third dose," Dr. Anthony Fauci told The Atlantic this week in an exclusive interview.
Fauci’s comments were first noticed and published by news website The Post Millennial, which reports that Biden's top medical advisor was challenged by the left-leaning Atlantic about the lack of long-term protection in the vaccine. That issue led to discussion about the booster and his recommendation to get one.
The Post Millennial reported in mid-August when Surgeon General Vivek Murthy hinted that the definition of “fully vaccinated” could be changing in coming weeks. In a live Q-and-A with reporters, Dr. Murthy was directly asked a question: Once booters become publicly available, will the definition of “fully vaccinated” mean two shots or three?
He replied that, as of right now, which is now six weeks ago, a person who got the COVID-19 vaccine is “fully vaccinated right now,” which gives them a “high degree” of protection.
“But our recommendation down the line,” pending medical review, Murthy continued, “is that we believe that that third dose will ultimately be needed to provide the fullest and continual extent of protection that we think people will need for the virus."
Requiring a third dose for all Americans would certainly make more headlines. If the federal government changes the definition of “fully vaccinated” to mean a third dose, that will inevitably lead to questions if under-vaccinated people can enter a restaurant, remain employed by a hospital, and remain in the U.S. armed forces. That is an issue facing many unvaccinated, job-threatened Americans right now.
A ‘waning’ vaccine and ‘breakthrough’ cases
In recent straightforward news stories published by Reuters and CNN, among others, the word “waning” is increasingly showing up in headlines to describe the effectiveness of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and the one-dose Moderna vaccine.
According to those news stories and others, medical experts are suggesting the vaccine’s ability to keep you from serious illness fades after six months. That means the chance of a “breakthrough” infection climbs and so does a frightening trip to a hospital, where the vaccinated were assured only the "unvaxxed" are filling up the beds.
The vaccine’s ability to fight COVID-19 is known as “efficacy” and the Pfizer vaccine, for example, is said to have a 95% efficacy after the second dose. A study of the Pfizer shot, however, showed that its effectiveness in keeping the vaccinated from a hospital bed fell to 77% four months after they were fulling vaccinated, The New York Times reported last week.
If there is any doubt a debate is coming over what “fully vaccinated” means, The Associated Press wire service addressed the issue in a story published today, Sept. 30. “Am I fully vaccinated without a COVID-19 vaccine booster?” reads the story’s headline.
The story cites the CDC website, which states as of today that “full vaccinated” means two weeks after receiving the recommended dose. But the same website also suggests a booster shot six months after the first vaccine for people 65 and older.
In the AP story, the wire service says health experts are recommending boosters for older adults based on evidence the protection can “wane” after six months.
Back at the White House, where Biden sat for his third dose, it has not gone unnoticed that someone thought it was a good idea for him to take the controversial third jab in a room (pictured above) that includes fake walls and windows.
“The whole thing is smoke and mirrors,” talk show host Jeff Crank tells American Family News. “It will follow the science until the science doesn’t lead to where you want to go and then change up, too. So I would kind of expect nothing less from this White House.”