As COVID cases continue to cause concern around the country, particularly those from the new delta variant, the Biden administration has suggested a new plan to address it.
During a press briefing, top COVID expert Anthony Fauci said the administration is working to get COVID booster shots for people with compromised immune systems as soon as possible.
Fauci said that they “do not make, in general, an adequate response [to the COVID-19 vaccine] that we feel would be adequately protective. It is extremely important for us to move to get those individuals their boosters, and we are now working on that and will make that be implemented as quickly as possible, because for us and, for the individuals involved. It is a very high priority.”
Pfizer and Moderna have already been working on boosters with hopes they will be ready by fall.
This comes just after Fauci raised eyebrows with his latest warning on COVID.
“If we don’t crush the outbreak to the point of getting the overwhelming proportion of the population vaccinated, then what will happen is the virus will continue to smolder through the fall into the winter, giving it ample chance to get a variant which, quite frankly, we’re very lucky that the vaccines that we have now do very well against the variants — particularly against severe illness,” Fauci said. “We’re very fortunate that that’s the case. There could be a variant that’s lingering out there that can push aside delta.”