Will ‘Forever Boosting’ Beat the Coronavirus?

1/7/2022 6:18:00 AM

How many times will Americans need to get booster shots? “This doesn’t seem to be a sustainable long-term strategy, for sure.”

How many times will Americans need to get booster shots? “This doesn’t seem to be a sustainable long-term strategy, for sure.”

Everyone should get a booster shot. In the long run, though, doses every few months aren’t a viable public health strategy, scientists say.

Jan.Share to Linkedin Topline A federal judge in Texas on Monday ruled in favor of 35 U.Share to Linkedin Topline A federal judge in Texas on Monday ruled in favor of 35 U.on Wednesday reported 19,750 new cases of COVID-19, coming close to the one-day record of 20,598 cases set on Dec.

6, 2022, 4:54 p.m.Navy SEALs who sued the Biden Administration over the military’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, marking the first major successful challenge to the Department of Defense’s vaccine policy.ET A year ago, just two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine — or even one, in the case of Johnson & Johnson’s formulation — were thought to offer sufficient protection against the coronavirus.PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 29: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by United.Now, faced with the extraordinarily contagious Omicron variant, Israel has begun offering fourth doses to some high-risk groups..On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded eligibility for boosters to adolescents and backed away from describing anyone as “fully vaccinated” because two shots no longer seem adequate.A total of 7,023,208 Ohioans have received at least one vaccination, representing about 63.

Instead, one’s vaccination status will now be “up to date” — or not.[+] States Forces Korea, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John London receives a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Brian D.[+] States Forces Korea, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John London receives a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Brian D.It’s no surprise that many Americans are wondering: Where does this end? Are we to roll up our sleeves for booster shots every few months? Humbled repeatedly by a virus that has defied expectations, scientists are reluctant to predict the future.But in interviews this week, nearly a dozen said that whatever happens, trying to boost the entire population every few months is not realistic.S.Nor does it make much scientific sense.Army Garrison Humphreys on December 29, 2020 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.“It’s not unheard-of to give vaccines periodically, but I think there are better ways than doing boosters every six months,” said Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University.United States Forces Korea (USFK) received the first shipment of Moderna's vaccine as Camp Humphreys was chosen by the U.The state does not report for COVID-19 cases whether people were vaccinated.

Other strategies, she said, could “get us out of this forever-boosting kind of a situation.” For starters, persuading people to line up for shots every few months is probably a losing proposition.government as one of four sites outside the continental U.government as one of four sites outside the continental U.About 73 percent of American adults are fully vaccinated, but so far just over a third have opted for a booster.“This doesn’t seem to be a sustainable long-term strategy, for sure,” said Deepta Bhattacharya, an immunologist at the University of Arizona.that will receive the initial vaccination.Just as important, there are no data to support the effectiveness of a fourth dose of the current vaccines.(Photo by United States Forces Korea via Getty Images) United States Forces Korea via Getty Images Key Facts District Judge Reed O’Connor determined the Navy cannot disqualify the plaintiffs, or deem them permanently non-deployable, for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for religious reasons.” Wednesday’s recap * Total reported cases: 2,112,824, up 19,750.

(The calculus is different for people with impaired immune systems, who might well benefit from a fourth dose.The ruling cited the First Amendment and the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which prohibits government bodies from “substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.) Booster shots undoubtedly increase antibody levels and help to prevent infection — and, as a result, may relieve pressure on the health care system by temporarily slowing the spread of the virus.The experts all said that given the Omicron surge, Americans should get a third dose as soon as possible.The ruling will only apply to the 35 plaintiffs, not the entirety of the military.The ruling will only apply to the 35 plaintiffs, not the entirety of the military.But the immunity boost is transient; already preliminary studies are showing a decline in antibody levels just weeks after a third dose.And even at peak antibody levels, the boost does not uniformly prevent infection with Omicron, which is less vulnerable to the body’s immune defenses.Crucial Quote “There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment,” the ruling stated.* Total reported ICU admissions: 11,860, up 57.

“Even with that amount of antibody, it’s very hard to stop the virus for very long,” said Shane Crotty, a virologist at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California.“There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.“It’s a much higher bar now than before, and maybe an Omicron-specific vaccine would do a better job.” Key Background.” Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have all said that they are testing vaccines targeting Omicron that may become available in a few months.“It doesn’t make sense to keep boosting against a strain that’s already gone,” said Ali Ellebedy, an immunologist at Washington University in St.Louis.

“If you are going to add one more dose after three, I would definitely wait for an Omicron-based one.” If the goal is to boost immunity against Omicron or future variants, other tactics would be better than continual boosts of a vaccine designed to recognize the original virus, experts said.Some research teams are developing a so-called pan-coronavirus vaccine designed to target parts of the virus that would change very slowly or not at all.The current vaccines could be combined with boosters of nasal or oral vaccines, which are better at preventing infection because they coat the nose and other mucosal surfaces — the entry points for the virus — with antibodies.And simply allowing more time between vaccine doses might also strengthen immunity, a lesson scientists learned in fights against other pathogens.

Image A line for coronavirus testing in Miami this week.Though 73 percent of American adults are considered fully vaccinated, just over a third have opted for a booster shot.Credit...

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Unsustainable? Like *getting a flu shot every year* unsustainable? How many times will Americans have to get the flu vaccine? Do you see a distinction with a difference there? A vaccines only (and only for rich countries) strategy was never going to be enough Maybe a nasal delivery When your dogs get better preventative medicine than humans in 2022.

No it isn't FFS, has NYT Science ever heard of frigging FLU SHOTS? GTFO with this nonsense. I've been gettng tetanus boosters every 10 years and flu shots annually. I can do covid shots 2x/year. If America insists on vaccines as its only strategy, then yeah, you're gonna need a regular booster on that vaccine

Why not? We get flu vaccines every year. Why is it non-sustainable? We may not have a choice.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Navy SEALs Seeking Religious Exemptions From Covid VaccineA federal judge ruled in favor of 35 Navy Seals who sued the Biden Administration over the military's vaccine mandate There’s very very few religions that actually have in their doctrine anything that would forbid vaccines. The only 2 I can think of are Church of Christ Scientists and the Dutch Reformed. Both of which also discourage a wide array of medical procedures.

How many times will Americans need to get FLU shots? “This doesn’t seem to be a sustainable long-term strategy, for sure.”

Judge Rules In Favor Of Navy SEALs Seeking Religious Exemptions From Covid VaccineA federal judge ruled in favor of 35 Navy Seals who sued the Biden Administration over the military's vaccine mandate I request to President of America (also leader of democracy in the world) , India people want help from you that biggest level of evm tempering occur and will happen in future, May you stop or Indian people will convert into communist country. Thank you

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