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Nov. 29, 2021, 4:53 PM

Ex-FDA Scientists Split With Fauci on Omicron and Boosters

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Concerns that the omicron variant could evade vaccine efficacy underscore the need to hold off widespread boosting and focus on getting shots to the unvaccinated, two former FDA vaccine scientists and a scientific adviser wrote.

“The data does not show that every healthy adult should get a booster. Indeed, the push for boosters for all could actually prolong the pandemic,” they wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday

Two of the authors, Marion Gruber and Phil Krause, who led the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine program, announced their departures just as the Biden administration’s top health staff and political ...

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