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FDA official: We can't keep 'boosting' for COVID-19

- WORLD NET DAILY - Art Moore - APR 20, 2022 -

President Joe Biden receives a COVID-19 booster shot in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive office Building, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at the White House. (Official White House photo by Cameron Smith)

Dr. Peter Marks sees 4th shot as 'stopgap measure'

A top FDA official says a fourth COVID booster shot should be seen as a "stop gap" measure, concluding "we simply can't be boosting people as frequently as we are."

Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, made the remark at the recent meeting of the FDA's Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, TrialSite reported.

"I think we are very much on board with the idea that we simply can’t be boosting people as frequently as we are," said Marks, a New York University-trained molecular biologist and hematologist/medical oncologist.

Marks said he's the "first to acknowledge that an additional fourth booster dose that was authorized was a stopgap measure until we got things in place for the next potential booster, given the emerging data researching ... advanced vaccines, mucosal vaccines, pan coronavirus vaccines."

"But we are not going to get there for this coming year," he continued. "And so this is really, trying to do the best we can with the knowledge we have at hand, which is something that we had to do a fair amount of over the past two years."


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