Australia Recommends Against Fifth Vaccine Dose as Fresh Covid Wave Builds
MedScape Carries On Reporting the Vaccine as "Effective", Leaves Out Key Information
Wow. Just wow.
What about the rate of severe disease in those with natural immunity?
Here’s the Medscape quote (no reported on how many of the 47% increase in cases were in the (ahem) fully vaccinated, I mean, boosted…
Wait. Just stop.
The only question I can ask is
What are they smoking @ Reuters?
“SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian health authorities have recommended against (emphasis mine) getting a fifth COVID-19 vaccine shot, even as they urged those eligible to sign up for their remaining booster doses as the country's latest COVID wave grows rapidly.
Average daily cases had been 47% higher last week than the week before, said Health Minister Mark Butler at a press conference on Tuesday, announcing new vaccination recommendations. But cases remain 85% below the previous peak, of late July.
Butler said the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations (ATAGI) had recommended against a fifth dose, or third booster, after evidence from Singapore's recent wave showed that severe illness and death were rare among the vaccinated (what about those with natural immunity?) and that a fifth shot had minimal impact on virus transmission (except, of course, the risk of ADE).
"ATAGI has considered international evidence as well as the local data around vaccination numbers, as well as case numbers in the pandemic and decided not to recommend a fifth dose," said Butler.
"They noted that severe disease and death during that wave in Singapore was very rare for people who had had at least two doses of vaccine for COVID."
Yeah, we heard you the first time you failed to report the rates of severe disease and death in the unvaccinated w/natural immunity).
New booster recommendations will be made early next year ahead of the southern-hemisphere winter.
Butler urged those yet to get the recommended number of shots to do so, with 5.5 million Australians, roughly a fifth of the population, yet to receive a third dose despite being eligible.
Because they already know better.