Fauci Says He Had Paxlovid Rebound, Worse Symptoms:
Fauci first tested positive after having a “scratchy throat,” he told the newspaper. After taking Paxlovid, he was “surprised and disappointed” to see he tested positive again, and he had symptoms such as a low fever, achiness, runny nose, and “mild cough.” He then called his doctor, who prescribed another 5-day course of Paxlovid, which Fauci said is relatively common among those who have a rebound.
Earlier this month, Pfizer, the maker of Paxlovid, announced that it would stop adding new people to a clinical trial of the drug among COVID-19 patients who have a low risk of hospitalization and death. The study failed to show that the drug reduced symptoms, hospitalizations, or deaths in a statistically significant way, Bloomberg reported.
COVID-19 Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment:
There is currently no evidence that additional treatment is needed with Paxlovid or other anti-SARS-CoV-2 therapies in cases where COVID-19 rebound is suspected.
Going against CDC guidance, huh?! Hypocrite!
Why America Doesn’t Trust the CDC
Most remarkably, it didn’t seem to matter to the CDC that 75.2 percent of children under age 11 already have natural immunity, according to a CDC study that concluded in February. Natural immunity is certainly much more prevalent today, given the ubiquity of the Omicron variant since February. CDC data from New York and California demonstrated that natural immunity was 2.8 times more effective in preventing hospitalization and 3.3 to 4.7 times more effective in preventing COVID infection compared to vaccination during the Delta wave. These findings are consistent with dozens of other clinical studies. Yet natural immunity has consistently and inexplicably been dismissed by the medical establishment.
Public health officials are expected to recommend COVID vaccines for children under 5 as soon as June 21st, despite the fact that the vast majority of children already have natural immunity. In a recent Kaiser survey, only 18 percent of parents said they were eager to vaccinate their child in that age group.
The C.D.C. will undergo a comprehensive re-evaluation, the agency’s director said.
But the agency’s infrastructure was neglected for decades, like the nation’s public health system generally, and the pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges. Early on, the C.D.C. made key mistakes in testing and surveillance — for example, famously fumbling design of a diagnostic kit sent to state laboratories.
Officials were late to recommend masking, partly because agency scientists didn’t recognize quickly that the virus was airborne. In May of last year, Dr. Walensky announced that vaccinated people could take masks off indoors and outdoors; just weeks later, it became clear that vaccinated people could not only get breakthrough infections but also could transmit the virus.
In August, Dr. Walensky joined President Biden in supporting booster shots for all Americans, before scientists at the Food and Drug Administration or her own agency had reviewed the data on whether they were needed.
More recently, the highly contagious Omicron variant has led the C.D.C. to issue recommendations based on what once would have been considered insufficient evidence, amid growing public concern about how these guidelines affect the economy and education.
In December, the C.D.C. shortened the isolation period for infected Americans to five days, although it appears that many infected people can transmit the virus for longer. Over the past few weeks, some experts have criticized the agency for changing the metrics used to assess risk and determine appropriate local measures, in order to appease business and political interests.
FDA is considering FOURTH dose of COVID-19 vaccine and making it an annual shot as cases across the US drop 43% over the past week and 87% since the peak of the Omicron variant
WSJ: FDA Eyes Second Covid-19 Booster Shot
A fourth booster shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine could start an annual booster shot campaign, one of the people familiar with the FDA’s planning said.
I’m not buying the media’s scaremongering about the second omicron variant!
Israeli PM Naftali Bennett holes up in a nuclear blast-proof bunker in Covid ‘war game’ to simulate outbreak of lethal new strain
The drill involves civilian and military leaders being subjected to mass testing, hospital admissions and curfews, Bennett’s office said in a statement. Findings from the exercise will be shared with foreign partners.