Former Biden advisers call for ‘new’ covid strategy. “US is heavily reliant on data from Israel and the UK”/ WAPo–because CDC hides the real data

They suggest an approach based on a ‘new normal of life with covid,’ 
rather than continuing efforts to eradicate the virus

By Dan Diamond

Six former health advisers to President Biden’s transition team released a series of journal articles on Thursday calling for a “new normal” in the nation’s approach to fighting the coronavirus and other viral threats.

In the articles, the advisers lay out dozens of recommendations, sometimes explicitly and often implicitly criticizing the federal response. For instance, they urge the administration to create a “modern data infrastructure” that would offer real-time information on the spread of the coronavirus and other potential threats, saying inadequate surveillance continues to put American lives and society at risk. They also suggest investments in tests, vaccines and prevention beyond what the White House has done, such as mailing vouchers to Americans that could be used to obtain free, high-quality face masks.

“We’re trying to take the next steps, to anticipate where we need to be in the next three to 12 months,” said Ezekiel Emanuel, the University of Pennsylvania bioethicist who coordinated the effort. In an interview, Emanuel characterized the advisers’ articles, which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, as an “outline of a national strategy … to find a new normal.”

Rather than continuing in “a perpetual state of emergency,” he and the others argue, the United States must shift to a strategy of seeking to live with the virus by suppressing its peaks, rather than attempting to eliminate it.

Asked on Thursday whether Biden believed the virus was here to stay, and whether health officials had read the JAMA articles, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “the president’s ultimate goal continues to be to defeat the virus.

“Right now, our approach is to … continue to press for what we know has worked to date, which is to get people more vaccinated, get people boosted, [and] wear masks when recommended by the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Psaki said at a news briefing. She added that Biden had also taken steps to expand the nation’s treatments against the virus, including purchasing large quantities of new antivirals to keep higher-risk people from getting seriously ill.

The advisers’ effort to rethink the federal response comes amid experts’ growing realization that neither vaccinations nor infections appear to confer lasting immunity against the coronavirus. Some also express frustration the White House has squandered opportunities to contain the virus as the administration approaches its first anniversary. About 44 percent of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the pandemic, according to a poll conducted between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6 by NPR and Marist College, up from 28 percent in March 2020.

“I think they have pursued a very vaccine-centric approach,” said Celine Gounder, an infectious-disease doctor at New York University who served on Biden’s advisory board, faulting the White House for not investing more in tests, treatments and other public health protections to blunt the pandemic. “No one wants to face up to the reality: You can pay for it with prevention, as we’ve outlined, or you can pay for it on the back end, which is the American way.”

In their articles, Emnuel, Gounder and their colleagues — who include Luciana Borio, the former acting chief scientist at the Food and Drug Administration, Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota, Rick Bright of the Rockefeller Foundation and David Michaels of George Washington University — conclude that the current response has been patchwork and sometimes shortsighted.  

For instance, the advisers note that last summer, Biden announced that “we’ve gained the upper hand against this virus,” after the CDC moved to roll back masking and social distancing recommendations. “The Delta variant proved these steps to be premature,” the advisers write, calling for “humility” in crafting a national strategy that grapples with covid’s persistence as the virus evolves.

To do so, the advisers say that vast new investments are needed, such as a “real-time, opt-out digital surveillance system” that would better monitor vaccinated Americans’ immunity levels and help determine whether new boosters are needed.

“Two years into the pandemic, the U.S. is still heavily reliant on data from Israel and the U.K. for assessing the effectiveness and durability of COVID-19 vaccines and rate of vaccine breakthrough infections,” they write.

In another article, the advisers call on the federal government to help phase in new vaccines that target specific variantsa step that vaccine makers have explored but that the White House has so far suggested is unnecessary. The authors also called for a coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, pending more risk-benefit data and formal licensure of the children’s vaccine from federal regulators.

The advisers’ articles join a chorus of critics and commentators, including other public health experts who have rebuked the CDC over its messaging, saying Americans are confused over when to wear masks, isolate or take specific steps to protect themselves. Democrats on Capitol Hill, meanwhile, have pressed the White House to more aggressively help to vaccinate the world, saying that too little has been done to tamp down the risk of virus variants emerging abroad.

The Biden administration also has been widely criticized for failing to move faster to acquire and distribute hundreds of millions of rapid coronavirus tests, passing on opportunities last year to do so.

In interviews, the advisers said that Biden officials faced considerable challenges in trying to both execute a pandemic strategy while planning for the future, adding that their recommendations were meant to complement the administration’s efforts.

“You can’t fix the New York City subway while you’re also driving the subway cars,” Gounder said.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Note big change in tables weeks 47 to 50 versus weeks 49 to 52 negative efficacy??

Official UK Government data suggests Fully Vaccinated Brits will develop Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome by the end of February 2022 – The Expose
https://dailyexpose.uk/2022/01/09/uk-gov-data-suggests-fully-vaccinated-developing-ade/

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Oops! Lawyer In SCOTUS Mandate Case 'Tests Positive' Despite Being Vaxxed and Boosted!

https://www.westernjournal.com/oops-lawyer-scotus-mandate-case-tests-positive-despite-vaxxed-boosted/

Israeli Mathematician Says Vaccination Causing Surge in Youth Deaths.

https://coronanews123.wordpress.com/2021/10/20/israeli-mathematician-says-vaccination-causing-surge-in-child-deaths/

The Core Legal Case: “Vaccines” Still in Clinical Trials Are Still 'Experimental', No Matter What FDA Says.

https://coronanews123.wordpress.com/2021/09/30/the-core-legal-case-vaccines-still-in-clinical-trials-are-still-experimental-no-matter-what-fda-says/

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

According to a recent study in the Lancet, “fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can transmit infection…” Likewise, “People who get vaccine breakthrough infections can be contagious,” says the CDC. Even more compelling, …“vaccinated individuals still have the potential to infect others. Worse, one CDC report shows that vaccinated people can still be superspreaders. If vaccinated people still get and spread covid with the same viral load as unvaccinated people then vaccinated people should be tested for covid in the same manner as unvaccinated people, correct? Correct. CDC also states, “vaccination is NOT sufficient to prevent transmission of covid virus.” If vaccination is not sufficient to prevent transmission of covid virus, then why are employees being fired for not being vaccinated?

An irrational fear of covid doesn’t entitle a workplace to discriminate against persons based on vaccine status. Simply put, there are no compelling or extraordinary reasons to selectively discriminate against unvaccinated people when vaccinated people can still infect others, have similar viral load and be contagious. Therefore, given the absence of logical grounds to continue such discrimination employers should immediately cease and desist such discrimination. A more rational, fair and least restrictive solution would be to provide rapid covid testing for all employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, provide free testing at stores, schools and hospitals and require all people to wear masks indoors until there’s ample evidence of herd immunity. The highly transmissible Omicron variant could help countries reach herd immunity as cases continue to rise, health experts say.

Sources:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cdc-report-shows-vaccinated-people-can-spread-covid-19/ar-AAML2bE
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00648-4/fulltext
https://www.ibtimes.com/covid-19-herd-immunity-possible-omicron-cases-surge-experts-say-3369737d.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Here's What the Chinese Defector Has Reportedly Given Us About 'COVID'…But Also on 'Joe and Hunter Biden'.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/06/18/heres-what-the-chinese-defector-has-reportedly-given-us-about-covid-but-also-o-n2591167

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

The two charts with links below show public health failure, vaccine failure and total medical failure. This data reveals a lot.

Comparing the week 52 data for Influenza related Illness, ILI [with the percents of total visits], and with that: the total outpatient visits, for 2019, 2020 and week 2021.

The week 52 in 2020 counts was an overall relative low in outpatient visits in this span.

What variable introduced Dec. 14-16, 2020 that might account for all these visits?

In week 52 [Dec. 25-31, 2021], TOTAL VISITS
ages 0-4, highest count ever of outpatient visits = 128,139 [using 2019, 2020 and 2021] = 128,139

ages 5-24, more than 300,000 visits [only 2 previous, and those are recent] = 306,576

ages 25-49, first time exceeds half-million = 564,043

ages 50-64, highest in the three years = 282,619

age 65+, exceeds 300K first time = 311,625.

2021 week 52 by age groups, total outpatient visits:
0-4 128,139 /5-24 306,576 /25-49 564,043 /50-65 282,619 65+ 311,626 /TOTAL=1,596,003

2020
week 52 by age groups, total outpatient visits:
0-4 48,464 /5-24 66,284 /25-49 348,846 /50-65 199,740 /65+ 237,696 /TOTAL=1,001,030

2019
0-4 90,267 /5-24 170,131 /25-49 258,507 /50-65 140,740 /65+ 165,096 /TOTAL=824,741

FROM 2019, 'NO' 'COVID' TO 2020 = 20% INCREASE IN VISITS WITH NO 'VACCINE' IN 2020

2019 TO 2021 INCREASE = 94% INCREASE

2020 NO SHOTS TO 2021 WITH SHOTS = 59% INCREASE.

Here's the links

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/weeklyarchives2021-2022/data/iliage52.html

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/weeklyarchives2020-2021/data/iliage39.html

-30-

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Nuremberg Code of 1947 – refusing the vaccine.
The right to avoid the imposition of human experimentation is fundamentally rooted in the Nuremberg Code of 1947. has been ratified by the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and further codified in the US. Code of Federal Regulations. In addition to the US regarding itself as bound by these provisions, these principles were adopted by the FDA in its regulations requiring the informed consent of human subjects for medical research. It is unlawful to conduct medical research even in the case of an emergency unless steps are taken to secure informed consent of all participants.

https://anti-vaccines.com/history-of-vaccine/nuremberg-code-of-1947/

Scroll to Top