FDA Delivers Final Blow to COVID Hysteria: It's Time for Americans to Treat It like the Flu

From Becker Newsposted 2 weeks ago

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The Food and Drug Administration’s top scientists recently gave a sobering assessment of the Covid-19 pandemic that stands as a stark departure from the hysteria public health experts have promoted for over two years.

The FDA’s Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock and top vaccine official Dr. Peter Marks wrote their view that Covid-19 is the “new normal” in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

“As the US emerges from the recent Omicron surge of the COVID-19 pandemic following close to a million deaths in the country attributable to COVID-19, many people are hoping that the worst is over,” the FDA scientists wrote. “Widespread vaccine- and infection-induced immunity, combined with the availability of effective therapeutics, could blunt the effects of future outbreaks.”

“Nonetheless, it is time to accept that the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is the new normal,” they added.

“It will likely circulate globally for the foreseeable future, taking its place alongside other common respiratory viruses such as influenza,” they went on. “And it likely will require similar annual consideration for vaccine composition updates in consultation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC).”

It should be noted that seasonal flu vaccines are recommended for the elderly and at-risk; they have never been mandated in the United States despite their widespread introduction in the early 1980s. Nor have masks been a part of any influenza strategy prior to the emergence of Covid-19.

The Office for National Statistics (U.K.) show decisively in February that Covid-19 was not more dangerous for young people and children than the seasonal flu.

 

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