Fauci admits COVID vaccine efficacy is failing, as FDA, CDC approve boosters

WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Anthony Fauci and top Democrats are publicly admitting that COVID vaccine efficacy is failing while pushing booster shots, which the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved Friday for all American adults.

In multiple interviews Tuesday, Fauci acknowledged that a “significant” amount of vaccinated Americans are being hospitalized for COVID-19 and said that he thinks boosters are “going to become a part of the standard regimen.”

The scandal-ridden presidential COVID adviser said in an interview aired at the 2021 STAT Summit that, “when you have a virus as transmissible as delta, in the context of waning immunity, that dynamic is going to negatively impact even the vaccinated people.”

“You’re going to see breakthrough infections, even more so than we see now among the vaccinated,” he said. Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), added that he now thinks booster shots “are essential for an optimal vaccine regimen.”

A booster isn’t an add-on and a booster is part of what the original regimen should be. So that when we look back on this, we’re going to see that boosters are essential for an optimal vaccine regimen.

He reiterated those remarks in a separate interview Tuesday with Axios, saying that “boosters are ultimately going to become a part of the standard regimen and not just a bonus.” “As every month goes by, the immunity wanes more and more. So as time goes by, you’re going to see more vaccinated people” losing protection against the virus, he told the outlet.

“What we’re starting to see now is an uptick in hospitalizations among people who’ve been vaccinated but not boosted,” Fauci also told NBC News. “It’s a significant proportion, but not the majority by any means.”

Reports of the vaccinated dominating COVID hospitalizations have been commonplace in recent weeks, however, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Leaked data from the Department of Defense last month showed that around 60 percent of older Americans hospitalized with coronavirus by August were “fully vaccinated.” In Vermont, almost three-quarters of COVID-19 deaths in September were vaccinated, reflecting a wave of breakthrough cases across the Northeast. Sweden and the U.K. have reported similar trends.

The efficacy of all three COVID vaccines approved for use in the U.S. has fallen significantly since the beginning of 2021, according to a study published earlier this month in Science. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine’s protection against infection dropped to just 43 percent in October, down from 86 percent in February, and Moderna’s jab declined to 58 percent from 89 percent. The Johnson & Johnson shot fell to just 13 percent efficacy.

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