In a recent interview with CNN, Anthony Fauci admitted that he and other leading health officials may “modify” the definition of the phrase “fully vaccinated” on a whim and keep changing the requirements, according to Fox News.
Speaking with Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” Fauci emphasized that their focus is on the ongoing push for booster shots, saying that “we’re going to take a look right now at what the durability is of the booster. We’re going to follow people who get boosted.”
“As time goes by and we learn more and more about the protection that we might modify the guidelines,” he claimed. “That’s what we’ve been saying all along by follow the science, things change and you have to follow the data.”
Up to this point, the term “fully vaccinated” with regards to the Chinese coronavirus has been in reference to either a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or both shots of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
Fauci has frequently used the phrase “follow the science” to justify his flip-flopping on numerous health-related guidelines. He previously admitted that masks do little to nothing to stop the spread of the virus, and had also claimed that those who got a vaccine would no longer need to wear a mask, before changing his mind on both of those stances, among others.
Fauci nevertheless claimed that a booster shot may finally be the last thing that is required by health guidelines. “We would hope, and this is something that we’re looking at very carefully, that that third shot with the mRNA not only boosts you way up, but increases the durability so that you will not necessarily need it every six months or a year. We’re hoping it pushes it out more.”
“If it doesn’t,” he added, “and the data shows we need to do it more often, then we’ll do it, but we want to make sure we get the population optimally protected and you do whatever you need to do.”