“Fully Vaccinated” Doesn’t Mean What It Used to Mean

“Fully Vaccinated” Doesn’t Mean What It Used to Mean

On Dec. 8, 2021, the White House’s chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, MD, suggested he believed it was likely the U.S. government would change the definition of what it meant to be “fully vaccinated” to include booster shots, as well as the original two-shot regimen of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID COVID-19 biologics or one shot […]

Tracking the Mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Tracking the Mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

As is the nature of viruses, the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease symptoms continues to mutate. Some scientists estimate it evolves at a rate of two new mutations every month, although most changes are minor and considered clinically unimportant.1 2 Depending on the type of genetic changes that occur, mutations can affect disease symptoms, […]

Booster Shot for COVID May Eventually Be Required to Qualify as “Fully Vaccinated”

Booster Shot for COVID May Eventually Be Required to Qualify as “Fully Vaccinated”

As the COVID-19 booster vaccines are being rolled out for certain groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the agency is considering changing the definition of “fully vaccinated” in the near future.1 “We have not yet changed the definition of ‘fully vaccinated.’ We will continue to look at this. We […]