Sumary of Biden Says Full Approval for COVID Vaccines Coming Soon:
- By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay ReportersTHURSDAY, July 22, 2021 — As he urged Americans who are still hesitant to get vaccinated, President Joe Biden told an Ohio town hall on Wednesday night that he expected the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon give final approval to COVID-19 vaccines.
- ” Biden’s assurances came as the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant fuels a rise in coronavirus cases in the United States.
- Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine is much less effective against the highly contagious Delta variant than it is against the original virus, new research claims.
- “The message that we wanted to give was not that people shouldn’t get the J&J vaccine, but we hope that in the future, it will be boosted with either another dose of J&J or a boost with Pfizer or Moderna,” study author Nathaniel Landau, a virologist at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine, told the Times.
- The troubling news came the same day that Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told lawmakers that the Delta variant now accounts for 83% of new coronavirus cases in this country.
- He noted the new study was particularly credible because it was published by a team with no ties to any of the vaccine makers.
- The latest conclusions do run counter to those from smaller studies published by the company in early July that suggested a single dose of the vaccine works against the variant up to eight months after the shot is administered, the Times reported.
- The new study was published online on the preprint server BioRxiv and has not yet been peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal.