Many believe that encouraging young children to take a COVID-19 vaccination is a bridge too far, but Dr. Tony Fauci is about to take that concept to a whole new level with his latest revelation.
According to the Washington Examiner, the White House’s chief medical adviser revealed last week in an interview with Business Insider that he’s hopeful that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available for babies 6 months and older, beginning in 2022.
“Can’t guarantee it”
Fauci, who’s received tremendous amounts of flak and pushback over his relentless push to get COVID-19 needles into the arms of younger children, is now seemingly doubling down on encouraging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve versions of the vaccines for babies.
During the interview, he did admit that it’s not a guarantee that it will happen, given the clinical trials that have to take place long before that day, which raises side questions about the type of parents who would subject their babies to COVID-19 experiments.
“Hopefully within a reasonably short period of time, likely the beginning of next year in 2022, in the first quarter of 2022, it will be available to them,” Fauci said.
He added: “Can’t guarantee it — you’ve got to do the clinical trial.”
Luckily, Pfizer, the vaccine maker that has made the most advancements in getting vaccination approval for younger children, hasn’t submitted required clinical data yet for the newly targeted, much younger age group, meaning it will be some time before it actually happens.
Fauci’s latest flip
Known now by many for his record-setting number of flip-flops on COVID-19 vaccine guidance, Dr. Fauci once again updated his thinking as far as what it takes to be considered “fully vaccinated.”
The New York Post reported Sunday that Fauci admitted one no longer needs to have a booster shot to garner that label, which is a clear change from not long ago when he insisted that full vaccination can only be achieved with boosters.
“We’ll continue to follow the data, because right now when we’re boosting people, what we’re doing is following them. We’re going to see what the durability of that protection is, and as we always do, you just follow and let the data guide your policy and let the data guide your recommendations,” Fauci said.
In other words, as usual, he doesn’t appear to have even a shred of a clue of what’s what. Also, notice that he’s now using the phrase “follow the data,” instead of the Democrats’ favorite, “follow the science,” which is likely because if they actually followed the science, there wouldn’t be a discussion about children or babies receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.