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Biden’s Booster Bungle Shows a White House in Dysfunction

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Delta variant and his administration’s efforts to increase vaccinations from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., September 9, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

By a 16-2 vote, an FDA advisory panel rejected President Biden’s plan to offer boosters to the general public as soon as next week. Putting aside for a moment the arguments for or against booster shots at this stage of the pandemic, the sequence of events on booster shots has revealed a White House in complete dysfunction.

On August 18, Biden announced a plan to start giving booster shots to every American adult starting the week of September 30. “Just remember, as a simple rule — rule: Eight months after your second shot, get a booster shot,” Biden said.

CDC director Rochelle

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