Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve been reminded every day it seems to “trust the science.” Usually, you’ve heard this from people like CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. However, it doesn’t seem that Walensky, an unconfirmed political appointee of the Biden administration, is placing much trust in her agency’s own scientific recommendations. The Daily Mail reports:
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overruled her own agency’s advisory panel in a rare move late Thursday night and added a recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for people at risk because of their jobs.
Dr Rochelle Walensky’s decision came after the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said third doses should only be for Americans aged 65 and older and those with underlying conditions after six months.
Walensky disagreed and put that recommendation back in, noting that such a move aligns with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) booster authorization decision earlier this week.
The category she included covers people who live in institutional settings that increase their risk of exposure, such as prisons or homeless shelters, as well as healthcare workers, teachers and grocery store employees.
‘As CDC Director, it is my job to recognize where our actions can have the greatest impact,’ Walensky wrote in a statement.
‘I believe we can best serve the nation’s public health needs by providing booster doses for the elderly, those in long-term care facilities, people with underlying medical conditions, and for adults at high risk of disease from occupational and institutional exposures to COVID-19.
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