Biden ‘Looking Closely’ at New Mass Vaccination

Joe Biden

( – In a move that would likely outrage conservative Americans after the general mess surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, President Joe Biden is considering a new mass vaccination campaign – against the H5N1 bird flu.

The Biden Administration, alarmed by the repercussions of an H5N1 bird flu outbreak that commenced in late 2020 and has subsequently infected individuals in Texas and Michigan, is actively considering the vaccination of agricultural workers and possibly others exposed to the virus, The Daily Wire reports.

“Last week we announced preliminary results of a study of 297 retail dairy samples, which were all found to be negative for viable virus,” the Food and Drug Administration disclosed on May 10.

“The FDA is today announcing that all final egg inoculation tests associated with this retail sampling study have been completed and were also found to be negative for viable HPAI H5N1 virus,” it said further.

Despite these results, it has been reported by Reuters that U.S. officials are in the process of transporting a substantial quantity of H5N1 vaccine from CSL Seqirus, capable of producing approximately 4.8 million doses.

Similar initiatives are being discussed by European health authorities regarding the acquisition of CSL’s prepandemic vaccine stocks.

“Human exposures to the virus in poultry and dairy operations could increase the risk that the virus will mutate and gain the ability to spread easily in people,” Reuters noted, further mentioning, “The U.S. is in talks with mRNA vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and about potential pandemic vaccines.”

The administration is taking a proactive stance on this issue, with Dawn O’Connell from the U.S. Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response stating the administration is “looking closely” at the possibility of vaccinating those at risk.

“All of our efforts need to be focused on preventing those events from happening. Once we have widespread infections of humans, we’re in big trouble,” emphasized Matthew Miller, co-director of the Canadian Pandemic Preparedness Hub at McMaster University.

Following the infection of a second dairy worker in Michigan, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Principal Deputy Director Nirav Shah remarked last week:

“We have not seen evidence of other cases in this area or elsewhere in any of our monitoring systems, let alone any evidence of human-to-human transmission. This is reassuring.”

“Risk is incredibly low right now. There is no real evidence of spread from human to human,” added Andrew Pekosz of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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