Watch: Fauci On FDA Decision: ‘When You Make A Decision, You Don’t…
There is little doubt that Dr. Anthony Fauci was blindsided by the FDA. The NIH doctor really thought that he and the president had put enough pressure on the them to agree with their every whim. That is no longer the case, the FDA did not approve a third booster for Americans suggesting only the infirm and elderly receive the booster.
During a segment on “This Week,” Fauci tried to walk back his rhetoric when asked if he regretted his premature announcement about a third booster shot.
“When you make a decision, you don’t snap your finger and it gets rolled out the next day,” Fauci said.
.@MarthaRaddatz presses Dr. Anthony Fauci on whether the White House’s premature booster plan created any confusion.
“When you make a decision, you don’t snap your finger and it gets rolled out the next day,” Fauci responds. https://t.co/3ZySKbviUZ pic.twitter.com/BqU6KRkFsa
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 19, 2021
Just weeks ago, Fauci told Americans a third booster shot is on the way and now he’s walking back his claims. Of all people CNN’s Jake Tapper actually took Fauci to task for flip flopping.
Updated Fauci flip flops:
— COVID being a big deal
— Social distancing
— Masks (flip-flop-flipped)
— Schools re-opening
— T-cell immunity
— Biden admin “starting from scratch” on vaccines
— His wearing a mask as “theater”
— Covid origins
— Covid booster shots pic.twitter.com/6W3m0XLGib
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 19, 2021
In a 16-2 vote the FDA decided against giving Americans 16 and over a third booster shot however, decided older infirm Americans will be eligible.
Members of the advisory committee said there just wasn’t enough data and they were right. The report sent to the FDA from Pfizer showed they really haven’t tested the booster. The “Phase 1” trial covered only 12 people over 65. The main Phase 2/3 booster trial included no one over 55 and the entire group consisted of 300 people. You can read the entire report here.