CDC accused of ‘manipulating’ message to promote COVID-19 boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are among the federal agencies pushing for an increase in the number of COVID-19 booster shots.

Now, some medical experts are accusing the CDC of essentially manipulating Americans into receiving another dose of the vaccine.

“Covid vaccinations are not software”

As the Daily Wire reports, Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Marty Makary was among the health care professionals who noted that the agency appears to be reworking its message instead of acknowledging that its requirement for full vaccination has clearly changed.

“Well CDC just did it, as I predicted,” Makary tweeted on Thursday. “They changed their language from ‘Get a booster’ to ‘Are you up to date?'”

Such “manipulation,” he argued, “implies that low-risk people without a booster are out-of-date” while laying the groundwork for more booster shots being required in the future.

“Covid vaccinations are not software,” the doctor concluded.

Although the United States has long been a leader in the medical field, some critics say the CDC now appears to be taking its lead from other nations — at least where COVID-19 vaccinations are concerned.

“Wear a mask while you’re in public”

A growing number of European nations already require a booster shot in order to be recognized as fully vaccinated.

In Israel, authorities require a third shot for adults to be considered current and some age groups are already being offered a fourth shot.

The new definitions and shifting goalposts being offered by the CDC and other agencies reveal why many Americans are concerned about governmental overreach. It appears that some current restrictions might never officially end but will instead transition into permanent requirements that outlive even the pandemic itself.

In light of the uptick in cases due to the highly transmissible omicron variant, President Joe Biden once again pointed the finger at unvaccinated Americans during remarks at the White House this week.

“Get vaccinated,” he said. “Get boosted. There’s plenty of booster shots. Wear a mask while you’re in public. Because what we know is this: The impact from the rising cases depends on the effect on the person based on whether that person — what their vaccination status is.”

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