Two senior FDA regulators have said they will step down from their positions overseeing vaccinations this fall due to disagreements with the White House over booster shots.
Marion Gruber, director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, as well as Phil Krause, Deputy Director to Gruber, were frustrated by the fact that the CDC and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are involved in making the decisions that should be left up to the FDA.
The White House has decided to move forward with Covid boosters by September 20 even though there is no FDA approval.
“Thank you so much to Marion and Phil for all that they have contributed and continue to contribute to the agency, and thanks so much to each of you for all that you do every day,” FDA top vaccine regulator Dr. Peter Marks said in a letter shared with CNBC by FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Caccomo.
Biden’s aides have stressed that the booster rollout plan relies on decisions from the FDA and the CDC. There has been concern that the White House is pre-judging what the FDA will say before data has been reviewed. The White House’s announcement in mid-August that was tied to a specific date baffled multiple government health officials.
White House Covid-19 Response Team Coordinator Jeff Zients defended the Biden administration’s decision citing the involvement of FDA acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock in the decision.
“The booster decision, which you referenced, as we’ve talked about — that decision was made by and announced by the nation’s leading public health officials including Dr. Walensky, Dr. Fauci, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Dr. Janet Woodcock, the FDA Acting Commissioner, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Kessler, and others,” he said.
“We’ve also been very clear throughout, that this is pending FDA conducting an independent evaluation and CDC’s panel of outside experts issuing a booster dose recommendation,” he said. “So, bottom line, this virus has proven to be unpredictable, and we want to stay ahead of it and plan for every scenario, and that’s been our approach from day one and will continue to be our approach.”
We know after the Afghanistan debacle just how well this installed administration plans for every scenario, including handing over a kill list. The last plan they made resulted in Americans being stranded in a terrorist-controlled country and 13 Marines dead.
Even scarier than all of this is what Allegan County in Michigan is doing. Allegan County Health Department in Michigan is Sending Notices to People They Deem to be Carriers About Cooperating with Any and All Orders Otherwise be Kidnapped.
Let us know your thoughts below or in the forums. Have you gotten the jab? If you have, will you continue to get the boosters?