Biden receives Covid booster shot live on camera
CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky authorised the distribution of Pfizer and BioNTech’s booster shots for people in high-risk occupational and institutional settings, CNBC reported.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorses ACIP recommendation for a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19 vaccine in certain populations & also recommended booster dose for those in high risk occupational/ institutional settings. See full statement. https://t.co/X4HgVB4xJo— CDC (@CDCgov) September 24, 2021
However, the WHO was against rolling out booster shots, suggesting that extra doses should go to countries with low vaccination rates.
Around 60m Americans are eligible for the vaccine, including healthcare workers, teachers and others.
Biden has pleaded with Americans to get their booster shots.
I’ll be getting my COVID-19 booster shot — and I encourage everyone who’s eligible to get theirs as well. pic.twitter.com/l6Gmo0G8OO— President Biden (@POTUS) September 27, 2021
“The bottom line is that if you’re fully vaccinated, you’re highly protected now from severe illness, even if you get COVID-19,” Biden said. “You’re safe and we’re going to do everything we can to keep it that way with the boosters.”
Meanwhile, the Delta variant continues to make its way through America, keeping the economy from gaining momentum.
Chief Medical Officer : We can now clearly say that we are in the early stages of community spread of the Delta Variant.— TTT Live Online (@tttliveonline) September 27, 2021
As of today, the US has seen 42.9m cases and 688,000 deaths.