White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci flip-flopped on something vaccine-related once again on Sunday, this time on booster shots. During a CNN interview, Fauci claimed that it isn’t a “mistake” for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit booster recommendations, directly contradicting comments he’d made on this just days before.
On Friday, the Biological Products Advisory Committee voted against approving boosters for all Americans aged 16 and over, instead approving the booster only for Americans aged 65 and older and those at risk of serious illness from the virus. Fauci had been pushing for approval for the booster shots as recently as Wednesday when he said that “there’s very little doubt that the boosters will be beneficial.”
“If they say, ‘We don’t think there’s enough data to do a booster,’ then so be it. I think that would be a mistake, to be honest with you,” Fauci said at the time.
Fauci tried to backtrack during Sunday’s CNN interview, and host Jake Tapper quickly called him out about it. He pointed out that Fauci had said it “would be a mistake” and wondered if now he was saying he doesn’t “think it was a mistake.”
“No, I mean, I – you know, what I was saying that mistake, my own personal looking at this, again, just because I look at the data and say I would do it this way, that’s the reason why we have qualified groups of people who together as a committee examine all the data and make a decision,” Fauci replied. “So I have no problem at all with their decision. The thing that I’m saying is that data will continue to come in, and I believe you’re going to see an evolution of this process as we go on in the next several weeks to months.”
Fauci went on to say that it’s “entirely conceivable” that, to protect against COVID-19, “the proper regimen … would be more than just the prime and the boost followed by three to four weeks.”
“That it might entail a third boost,” he said, according to The Daily Caller. “That is entirely conceivable because, remember, Jake, when we did the initial studies, what we did was we had to move very, very quickly because we were dealing – and still are – with an emergency situation.”
Fauci proceeded to double down by saying that “an optimal regimen may be three shots for everyone.” However, he also noted that data examined by the advisory committee is to limit those allowed to have booster shots and that perhaps in the future, there will be “an evolution of this decision.”
Fauci has become infamous for flip-flopping on things countless times during this pandemic. Liberals can deify him all that they want to, but he’s shown time and time again that he can’t be trusted, and this is yet another example of that.