Sumary of Biden plan ‘pretty comprehensive’ but lacks direction on surveillance, testing, treatment:
- Disclosures: Adalja, Gostin, Lee and Marrazzo report no relevant financial disclosures.
- President Joe Biden walks with an aide at the White House on July 22, 2021. Source: Official White House photo/Cameron Smith.
- ” The plan also addressed keeping schools open safely, increasing testing and requiring masking, protecting the recovery of the economy, and improving care for patients with COVID-19. We asked Adalja and several experts what was missing.
- 20. Under the plan, people would be eligible to receive the booster shot beginning 8 months after the date they received their second dose of the vaccine.
- Gostin “The White House announced boosters before [Biden’s] key public health agencies had signed off,” Gostin said.
- The White House should never get ahead of his public health agencies.
- Walensky After the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously voted in favor of recommending a third booster dose for moderately or severely immunocompromised people, CDC Director Rochelle P.
- The scientific data on boosting younger, healthier people are not established.