They do NOT guarantee one will get the virus….
They just do cut hospitization’s….
For some people?
Their effect does not last as long as with everyone….
If you have gotten your shots?
Standing in a crowd in a poorly ventilated room WITHOUT a mask is NOT a good bet against getting the virus no matter how many shots you’ve gotten….
The CDC is now rolling out a suggestion for booster shots….
This move by the CDC is NOT universally supported by infectious disease experts…
They also question of the government JUST relying on vaccines…
They think that a combination of shots, masks and avoiding indoor dining and un-ventilated situations. would work mush better …
This is a return to the basic’s from almost a year ago…
Some are also looking for a more direct application of a nose spray vaccine….
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released three studies on Wednesday that federal officials said provided evidence that booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines would be needed by all Americans in the coming months.
But some experts said the new research did not support the decision to recommend booster shots for all Americans.
Taken together, the studies show that although the vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations, the bulwark they provide against infection with the virus has weakened in the past few months.
It’s unclear whether the decline in protection against infection is the result of waning immunity, a drop in precautions like wearing masks, or the rise of the highly contagious Delta variant — or a combination of all three…..
It’s unclear whether a third dose would help people who did not produce a robust response to the first two doses, said Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The recommendation for boosters may also end up undermining confidence in vaccines, he warned: “A third shot will add to skepticism among people yet to receive one dose that the vaccines help them.”
Together, the new studies indicate overall that vaccines have an effectiveness of roughly 55 percent against infections, 80 percent against symptomatic infection, and 90 percent or higher against hospitalization, noted Ellie Murray, an epidemiologist at Boston University.
“Those numbers are actually very good,” Dr. Murray said. “The only group that these data would suggest boosters for, to me, is the immunocompromised.”
The drop in protection against infection could be the result of increased exposure to a highly contagious variant during a period of unfettered social interactions, she added: “This seems to me like a real possibility, since many early vaccinated were motivated by a desire to see friends and family and get back to normal.”….