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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 4,477
    Seeing that 16% have the latest booster might provide some insight into why Covid has become a "disease of the vaccinated." While 80% received at least one vaccination, the vast majority are not up-to-date. I say that with no judgement on them...but with scorn for the portrayal of them as "the vaccinated." They're not. It's at best lazy and more likely intentionally dishonest.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,267
    what is it about these comedians who lean right are never funny? there was nothing remotely funny about this, with or without the Damar joke. 

    Look: NFL World Is Disgusted By Comedian's Joke (msn.com)
    Breuer really went full magat and has made a fool out of himself in my opinion. I think they get that initial hit of popularity because they are pro-magat and then it just kind of fizzles. Then they can't go back to normal.


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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Not even a hint of a fuck. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 15,267
    mrussel1 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Not even a hint of a fuck. 
    exactly....negative fucks
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    what is it about these comedians who lean right are never funny? there was nothing remotely funny about this, with or without the Damar joke. 

    Look: NFL World Is Disgusted By Comedian's Joke (msn.com)
    A lot of Anti-vaxxers made their stance a central part of their identity and convinced themselves they were the ones who were going to fight and maintain our value of freedom and independence. In order to do this they had do adopt a lot of ignorance and embrace delusions about the vaccine and the mandates. It’s not something many can just set aside and move on from because it’s part of their identity and this also means the grifters can play off of that. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    I get that. But why are so many conservative "comedians" just plain not funny to me?
    I'm through with screaming...

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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,431
    I get that. But why are so many conservative "comedians" just plain not funny to me?
    because their material sucks?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    We may have a winner in our midst. 
    16% strong. Real winners here. Maybe next year you'll be in the last 7%. Imagine that? 
    How many is too many?
    2.
    So not like martinis?

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647
    I get that. But why are so many conservative "comedians" just plain not funny to me?

    Because they are the joke?
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  • jwhjr17jwhjr17 Posts: 1,682
    I get that. But why are so many conservative "comedians" just plain not funny to me?
    I think the pages of comments make that self explanatory?
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    I get that. But why are so many conservative "comedians" just plain not funny to me?
    A lot of overlap on the venn diagram of no sense of humor and being republican. Unless it’s bully jokes, then they’re all about the laughs. 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,796
    edited January 24
    It’s not just comedians, writers too… there’s a lot of immediate potential in pandering to the conspiracy crowd (Clay Travis & Matt Taibbi are two that immediately come to mind). 
  • static111static111 Posts: 4,172
    Over on twitter, where I just had to look, Damar Hamlin is dead and has been replaced by a body double, but also if he isn't dead and shows his face as proof of life it was a deep state plot to discredit the conspiracy theorists...Wow
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647
    static111 said:
    Over on twitter, where I just had to look, Damar Hamlin is dead and has been replaced by a body double, but also if he isn't dead and shows his face as proof of life it was a deep state plot to discredit the conspiracy theorists...Wow

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  • AW124797AW124797 Posts: 545
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    The nature of the disease and risk level has changed.  When that happens, you change your position.  That’s what I did.  It’s what adults do.  
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    I'm through with screaming...

    Darwinspeed, folks...I'm out


  • AW124797AW124797 Posts: 545
    edited January 25
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    Post edited by AW124797 on
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 26,544
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    I mourn for the victim, Djokovic.  This has all been so unfair to him. 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,796
    mrussel1 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    I mourn for the victim, Djokovic.  This has all been so unfair to him. 
    Prayers up for the real victims of covid like Djokovic.

    We should all be counting our lucky stars we aren't as unfortunate as him. 
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 5,286
    edited January 25
    mrussel1 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    I mourn for the victim, Djokovic.  This has all been so unfair to him. 
    Prayers up for the real victims of covid like Djokovic.

    We should all be counting our lucky stars we aren't as unfortunate as him. 


    When will the woke left wake up and stop these unfair attacks, especially for those completely unable to defend themselves.



    And stop forcing independent nations like Australia from joining the Woke Left Conspiracy






    Post edited by Lerxst1992 on
  • AW124797AW124797 Posts: 545
    I didn't feel bad for him either. We can spin it any which way, but the stupidity and support were on another level. Covid theater at their finest hour. 
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 5,286
    Covid 2023 is not the same as Covid 2021 and Australian government policy is not the same as the US policy. Facts, not spin.
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    Must be nice to live in a static world where everything stays the same, new information doesn’t become available or research doesn’t discover new possibilities or challenge old assumptions. Yea, must be nice. Speaking of 16%.

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    I would have lost my job if I hadn't gotten the jab. 
    I'm through with screaming...

    Darwinspeed, folks...I'm out


  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 16,974
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    I would have lost my job if I hadn't gotten the jab. 
    And you are ok with that??
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    23scidoo said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    I would have lost my job if I hadn't gotten the jab. 
    And you are ok with that??
    it didn't bother me since I was going to get it either way (yes, you can "I didn't speak up because they didn't come for me" all you want). At the time, I supported it, since there was so much misunderstanding around the virus and how it transmits (there's STILL confusion about this) and it was assumed at the time the vaccines curb transmission. 

    I think it's actually pretty stupid that my workplace still advertises that vaccination is mandatory for getting hired. when all that means is someone needs to have been vaxxed nearly two years ago, which means pretty much nothing now, as far as we know. 

    the trucker nonsense was funny to me, since the US government had the same rules for crossing the border, yet they were pissing at Trudeau. when they wouldn't have been allowed INTO the US in the first place, never mind being able to cross back over. 
    I'm through with screaming...

    Darwinspeed, folks...I'm out


  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    AW124797 said:
    static111 said:
    AW124797 said:
    mickeyrat said:

     
    US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
    By MATTHEW PERRONE
    Today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

    This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster.

    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    The FDA will ask its panel of outside vaccine experts to weigh in at a meeting Thursday. The agency is expected to take their advice into consideration while deciding future vaccine requirements for manufacturers.

    In documents posted online, FDA scientists say many Americans now have “sufficient preexisting immunity” against the coronavirus because of vaccination, infection or a combination of the two. That baseline of protection should be enough to move to an annual booster against the latest strains in circulation and make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the yearly flu shot, according to the agency.

    For adults with weakened immune systems and very small children, a two-dose combination may be needed for protection. FDA scientists and vaccine companies would study vaccination, infection rates and other data to decide who should receive a single shot versus a two-dose series.

    FDA will also ask its panel to vote on whether all vaccines should target the same strains. That step would be needed to make the shots interchangeable, doing away with the current complicated system of primary vaccinations and boosters.

    The initial shots from Pfizer and Moderna — called the primary series — target the strain of the virus that first emerged in 2020 and quickly swept across the world. The updated boosters launched last fall were also tweaked to target omicron relatives that had been dominant.

    Under FDA's proposal, the agency, independent experts and manufacturers would decide annually on which strains to target by the early summer, allowing several months to produce and launch updated shots before the fall. That’s roughly the same approach long used to select the strains for the annual flu shot.

    Ultimately, FDA officials say moving to an annual schedule would make it easier to promote future vaccination campaigns, which could ultimately boost vaccination rates nationwide.

    The original two-dose COVID shots have offered strong protection against severe disease and death no matter the variant, but protection against mild infection wanes. Experts continue to debate whether the latest round of boosters significantly enhanced protection, particularly for younger, healthy Americans.

    ___

    The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


    The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell. While more than 80% of the U.S. population has had at least one vaccine dose, only 16% of those eligible have received the latest boosters authorized in August.

    It's not a hard sell if you only read posts on this Forum. Might need a new marketing strategy, but plenty of good customers here. This thread must be at 90% with the latest booster while the rest of the US is at 16% of those eligible. 
    I think you need a boost
    16% never giving up. 
    so don't get it. literally no one gives a fuck. 
    Odd thing to say since you fully supported mandatory vaccinations last year. No wonder this thread seemed radical since most are in the 16%. 
    get it right. I never "fully supported mandatory vaccinations". I supported health measures that made sense. you were free not to get any vaccination you didn't want to. just like you don't have to wear a shirt if you don't want to. But 7/11 doesn't have to let you shop there if they don't want to see your belly button lint. 
    Please remind me which health measure that you supported made sense... The one with healthy Djokovic being deported from Australia? Or Canadian truckers with mandatory vaccinations?
    a lot made sense. a lot didn't make sense. some made sense at the time with what we knew, some didn't. I'm not going to spend any more time on cherry picking things with someone who clearly isn't interested in any actual discussion. 
    I'm through with screaming...

    Darwinspeed, folks...I'm out


  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
    Can’t wait for the dismissal and spin from YouTube.

    CNN — 

    The updated boosters are cutting the risk that a person will get sick from Covid-19 by about half, even against infections caused by the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant.

    The studies, conducted by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are one of the first looks at how the bivalent boosters have continued to work in the real world as the virus has evolved. The data shows that the boosters are continuing to offer substantial protection against currently circulating variants.

    The near real-time data was collected by Increased Community Access To Testing program, which administers Covid-19 tests through pharmacies. It includes results for adults receiving tests at participating pharmacies from December 1, 2022 to January 13, 2023.

    Out of nearly 30,000 test results included in the analysis, more than 13,000 (47%), were positive for Covid-19.

    More people who tested negative had gotten an updated, bivalent booster compared with those who tested positive.

    The study results show that the updated boosters are most effective for younger adults. 

    For adults between the ages of 18 and 49, the boosters cut the odds of getting a symptomatic infection caused by the BA.5 subvariant by 52%, and it cut the odds of getting an infection caused by XBB or XBB.1.5 by 49%. For adults ages 50 to 64, the new boosters cut the odds of getting sick with Covid-19 by 43% for BA.5 and 40% for XBB subvariants. For those age 65 and older, the boosters cut the odds of an infection with symptoms by 37% and 43% for BA.5 and XBB subvariants, respectively.

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/25/health/bivalent-boosters-covid-xbb-protection/index.html

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