The White House COVID-19 coordinator, Jeff Zients, promised that when one of the FDA’s two key panel meetings began on Thursday, the federal government was ready to start the coronavirus booster injection immediately after authorization .
Zients spoke at a briefing on Wednesday. He said: “We are prepping with our partners. We have vaccine supplies and are ready to use them as soon as any boosters are approved.”
An advisory group from Food and Drug Administration meets on Thursday to discuss Moderna’s booster and Friday they will resolve the Johnson & Johnson booster problem.
The booster vaccine can be released to the public if the expert panel approves it. After reviewing the data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director will sign.
The committee will also examine whether boosters made by different drugmakers can be mixed together.
According to Zients Pfizer is the only booster approved at the moment. Over 7 million Americans have already received their third dose.
“We have all the resources, tools and expertise necessary to speed up our efforts to end this pandemic. We will not stop. Zients stated that we are focusing on acquiring more weapons.
As the country has intensified its vaccination efforts, coronavirus incidence has fallen. It has also disappeared from the large fluctuations caused primarily by the infectious Delta variant.
Last week, the average 7-day coronavirus cases in America was 92,600. This was about 12% less than the previous week.
Both the number and severity of hospitalizations have declined. The average number hospitalizations per 7 days is approximately 77,000. This represents a 11% decrease from the previous week. Dr. Rochelle Variensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated at the briefing, that the death toll had fallen by 5% and still stands at 1,400 per Day.
Expert in infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the United States stated that the pandemic happens in stages. The initial outbreak is followed by decline and control. Elimination and control are the final steps.
The only remaining disease is smallpox, which Fauci says has been eliminated completely. However, COVID vaccinations can help the country enter the control phase.
“We have a lot of work ahead. We can manage it, there is no doubt. Fauci stated, “This is within our abilities.”