(Big League Politics) – Speculation of elites in both private corporations and the United States government alike planning to force an additional COVID booster shot have been prominent on for a while now, with examples already seen internationally, perhaps most notably the country of Israel revoking vaccine passport status from citizens previously deemed to be “fully vaccinated.”
“Now is the time to be strict about the Green Pass, be cautious and not become complacent,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet. Prime Minister Bennet is himself a huge fan of the COVID-19 booster shot, telling The New York Times that it “saved lives and allowed the economy to remain open.”
The U.S. might soon join Israel on redefining the term to mean having an additional booster shot as well. This revalation and other plans were detailed by director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky on Friday.
“We have not yet changed the definition of ‘fully vaccinated.’ We will continue to look at this. We may need to update our definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in the future,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky told reporters.
“If you’re eligible for a booster, go ahead and get your booster and we will continue to follow,” she said.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said more than 70 million people are eligible to receive booster shots, adding that “more than 120 million Americans will become eligible for a booster in the coming months.”
“This includes over 60 million vaccinated with Moderna and J&J, on top of the 60 million vaccinated with Pfizer,” Zients said.
CDC data shows that 66.2% of the total U.S. population has received one COVID-19 shot while 57.2% have had two. About 6% percent have taken a booster dose.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 8, 2021