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US approves ‘updated’ Covid-19 vaccines

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The FDA has given the green light for jabs produced by Pfizer and Moderna to target recent virus variants.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved use of new Covid-19 vaccine boosters developed by Pfizer and Moderna to combat the latest variants of the virus amid rising hospitalizations.

The latest jabs target XBB.1.5, the dominant Covid-19 strain earlier this summer, and will be available to the public as soon as this week. They were approved for people 12 and older, the FDA said on Monday, while an emergency use authorization was granted for children as young as six months old.

“The public can be assured that these updated vaccines have met the agency’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality,” the drug regulator said in a statement. “We very much encourage those who are eligible to consider getting vaccinated.”

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to decide on usage guidelines for the revised inoculations as soon as Tuesday. The agency’s advisory panel may recommend that the shots be given to people at high risk of severe complications from Covid-19 – such as the elderly and those with weak immune systems – rather than the public at large.

Although XBB.1.5 is no longer the dominant Covid-19 strain in the US, Pfizer and Moderna have claimed that their updated boosters also are effective against the more recent EG.5 and FL.1.5.1 variants. The vaccine makers said last week that the new vaccines generated strong antibody responses to BA.2.86, an Omicron-related strain that has caused alarm because of its many mutations.

Although the administration of US President Joe Biden has warned of rising infections, many Americans are either skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines or have simply moved on from worrying about the virus. Only 17% of those eligible for the last Covid-19 booster received one.

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  1. No doubt the arse kissers here, will follow the dodgy USA down the rabbit hole……might be in for a surprise…..I suspect here too, people are well and truly over this tyrannical bullshit….

  2. When are they rolling out the BS 20/24 version? 😂 oh and what happened to Monkeypox? 🤣🤣🤣

    Remember when jabcinda asked if anyone wanted to ask her about monkey pox? 😂😂😂

    Honestly the only people taking these poison jabs now are the woketards who vote for these muppets. If there ever was a silver lining……like a turkey voting for Christmas.

  3. This article is so bland. Why not also report on the shortcomings of the trial data, e.g. Pfizer don’t know how long any claimed protection will last, they didn’t actually test the product on humans so there’s no safety/risk data, they assumed it works based on the data from the earlier vaccines etc. Come on journalists, dig a bit deeper please.

    • reply to anonymous

      DT has doe a fantastic job to inform when all msm were publishing propaganda alone.
      There have been on DT more info about covid, as well as NOT censured info by readers than on any msm.
      So if you want an ” in depth” article, don t be so lazy and do your own reseach. There has been plenty of publications

  4. https://slaynews.com/news/top-doctor-warns-turbo-cancers-spreading-dramatically-not-normal/

    to obtain this, population also in europe was vax under duress ( vax or you lose your job) and manipulated into doing it, using the best in us, such as” you do it to protect others”.
    My young neighbourgh 40 and 2 kids has had already chicken pox, and twice pneumonia: two different kinds of antibiotics and still coughing. Her father is dying, amputated with blood clots. Her mom has cancer.

  5. So is this article trying to tell us we should take the new vax because it’s just been approved by CDC? Reads like a promo for Big Pharma, I’m surprised DT.

    • Maybe read the article again and also the comment section. Thank you DTNZ for OUTSTANDING service to the New Zealand People for publishing uncensored, unredacted, unsubscribed, anonymous comments.
      Let me know if you know of any other publication to do so.

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