More Covid Vaxxes? Many are Saying, No Thanks! By Chris Knight (Florida)

The Covid vax mad establishment, is even madder, given that people who were vaxxed earlier in the plandemic, are shy getting eternally jabbed. They have Covid jab fatigue, feeling that the extra jabs are just not worth the effort. After all, there are plenty of fully jabbed up people who got Covid Omicron and have lost the faith. Just imagine the panic in a few years’ time when many come to find that there was a ticking biological time bomb inside of them! Probably time for another pandemic, tossed out the back of a bioweapon’s lab.

“Health authorities encouraging retooled Covid-19 boosters are facing resistance from an unlikely corner: people who had embraced vaccines earlier in the pandemic.

The authorities have expressed hope that sluggish booster rates would pick up as people seek the reformulated shots, which target the latest versions of Omicron.

Yet in a measure of fatigue with Covid-19 vaccinations, some people who had flocked to doses are holding off, saying they aren’t convinced another shot is worth it even to potentially improve protection against a changing virus.

“If I get sick, I get sick,” said Ted Hoffman, 51 years old, from Piedmont, S.C., who regularly gets a flu shot.

Mr. Hoffman, who works in sales, said he was eager to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in spring 2021 because his job puts him in frequent contact with people, his asthma and diabetes increase his risk of severe disease and he wanted to help stop the virus from spreading in his community.

Yet he hasn’t gotten a booster and isn’t planning on getting the new one, he said, because he doesn’t believe the boosters will provide enough protection. Some people who got boosters in previous months, he noted, still got Covid-19.

Health regulators rolled out the boosters, from Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE and from Moderna Inc., for people at least 12 years old to bolster their immune defenses against the latest forms of the evasive Omicron variant.

Studies have found that the original Covid-19 vaccines aren’t as effective against Omicron as they were against earlier strains of the virus. The new “bivalent” boosters target both the original strain and the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.

Since the new boosters became available earlier this month at pharmacies, doctors’ offices and elsewhere, about 4.4 million people have received a new booster shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Health authorities have urged people to get vaccinated and then boosted to maintain the strongest level of immune protection against severe Covid-19, even if they had once gotten infected.

After some 77% of adults got the primary series, however, roughly 52% got the first booster and about 35% of eligible adults, those at least 50 years old, got the second booster, according to the CDC.

Recent surveys found many people held off on boosters because they are tired of getting shots, not required by employers, had bad side effects from previous shots, and comfortable with the immunity conferred by previous shots and infections.

Health authorities had looked to the new round of doses as an opportunity to improve boosting rates, saying people who were open to vaccinations but hadn’t gotten a booster may want a retooled shot.

“If we do a good job with getting information out, it might help people make a more realistic risk assessment,” said Jennifer Dillaha, the director of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Central to the campaign is persuading people who are open to the shots but hadn’t gotten boosted to get one of the new ones, because surveys find that most people who aren’t vaccinated said they wouldn’t get inoculated at all.

Yet 52% of people surveyed in July said they just don’t want to get a booster, and 57% said they were comfortable with protection from their initial vaccinations or previous infections, according to the most recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

About 20% of the people surveyed who received an initial series said they held off on getting a booster to wait for a revised, variant-specific shot.”





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