"It never occurred to me that an American president would be the No. 1 spokesperson for a pharmaceutical company, but here we are," Bhattacharya told the Epoch Times. His remarks followed an announcement by the chief executive regarding his request to fund the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine.
"It's irresponsible to make this kind of public health advice for the entire American public in the absence of excellent randomized trial evidence, which has not been produced by the pharmaceutical companies. Not requiring randomized trial evidence for updating the vaccine is irresponsible."
According to the Stanford professor, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never asked for money to bankroll the production of new COVID-19 vaccines against the latest SARS-CoV-2 strains. The Biden administration is also incorrectly treating COVID-19 booster shots as similar to the flu vaccine that needs to be injected yearly, he added.
"There's a long track record where the safety record of the [flu] vaccine is understood. [The COVID-19 vaccine is] using a different mechanism than the flu vaccine. You can't extend the experience you have with the flu vaccine to this vaccine."
Bhattacharya wasn't alone in his sentiments regarding Biden's announcement. Dr. Paul Marik, co-founder of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, had more scathing remarks.
"It's insanity. I think the [previous] vaccines have failed, and this is untested," he told the Epoch Times.
"Making a new vaccine against a new [SARS-CoV-2] variant, which is untested, makes no sense. [I myself] can't see any group of patients who would benefit from a vaccine. We need to know more information."
The comments by Bhattacharya and Marik followed Biden's Aug. 25 announcement during an appearance in South Lake Tahoe, California. The president told reporters: "I signed off … on a proposal we have to present to Congress, a request for additional funding for a new vaccine that is necessary, that works." (Related: Here we go again: Another new covid "vaccine" to arrive next year, says Biden covid czar.)
"And tentatively, not decided finally yet, tentatively it is recommended. It is likely to be recommended that everybody get it, no matter whether they got it before."
Since early July, three new variants of COVID-19 – the EG5 (eris), FL151 (fornax) and BA286 (pirola) strains – have been responsible for a rise in hospitalizations across the country. This uptick has prompted some businesses, schools and hospitals to reinstate mask mandates. Big Pharma has also been busy at work, with multiple drug companies introducing new vaccines they claim will be effective against the eris strain.
During an Aug. 24 press conference, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters that the new COVID-19 vaccines are expected to become available to the public in mid-September. The injections are still pending approval from the FDA, according to CNBC.
Officials from the two health agencies urged Americans to get three injections – the updated COVID-19 vaccine, the flu vaccine and GlaxoSmithKline's newly approved vaccine for the respiratory syncytial virus. A CDC official explained: "Vaccination is going to continue to be key this year because immunity wanes and because COVID-19 continues to change."
Bhattacharya picked up on Biden's comment that everyone will likely be advised to take the new COVID-19 vaccine "no matter whether they got it before."
"Here where they're saying is, essentially like it's amnesty," he said. "We're all going to be treated as if we're unvaccinated with regard to this vaccine."
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