When it comes to ending the coronavirus pandemic, the goalposts continue to shift. First, the healthcare community declared that the almighty COVID vaccine was the key to bringing the virus to a halt.
Yet, with more than 150 million Americans vaccinated, there are still reports of fresh COVID cases. Furthermore, the COVID vaccine does not stop COVID transmission or infection; tragically, there are also a growing number of reports about fully vaccinated people still dying from the virus.
Now, the latest goalpost shift from the healthcare community entails COVID booster shots. However, the White House is presently taking heat for botched and conflicting messages regarding these boosters.
The problem with the Biden administration’s rhetoric on booster shots
Very recently, Biden announced to the public that by September 20, the public would have access to coronavirus booster shots. However, such a claim made the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) balk.
The FDA later cited their need for more investigations into booster shots before setting a deadline. Two senior members of the FDA even stepped down from their posts after butting heads with the White House over booster shots.
CNN, over the weekend, called the Biden administration out on this. Reporter Kaitlan Collins expressed that anxieties exist regarding the White House’s reach over choices made in the scientific community.
Other people speaking about this issue during CNN’s Sunday segment chimed in as well. The Wall Street Journal’s Joshua Jamerson noted his conversations with Americans who resent how the Biden administration keeps changing their story on this matter.
Moving the goalposts indefinitely
As time goes on, it’s becoming apparent that indefinite goalpost moving is what’s going to keep happening.
Right now, “fully vaccinated” Americans are individuals who have gotten either one Johnson & Johnson shot or two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. However, Dr. Fauci claims that the meaning of “fully vaccinated” will likely evolve.
Soon, Americans won’t be considered “fully vaccinated” unless they’ve had the regular vaccine in addition to booster shots.
The story keeps changing. Moreover, all of the goalpost moving solidifies the views of Americans who believe this is about control and money, not health.