DGS health chiefs want the entire adult population of Portugal to prepare to take booster shots of the Covid vaccines.
Say reports today, the State health directorate considers two groups “priority and urgent”. These are ‘every citizen over the age of 40’, and those between 18-39 who suffer from at least one of the ‘comorbidities’ stated in Covid vaccination guidelines (see below).
After these two groups have been given boosters (of the mRNA Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), the plan is to move on to the rest of the population over the age of 18.
For now, there has been no reference to boosters being necessary for teens and children.
In spite of so many changes being recorded in the wider world with regard to how Omicron appears to be being powered by young, healthy, vaccinated populations (click here), the DGS continues to suggest booster shots are the best way forwards.
This comes after the World Health Organisation has warned: “No country can boost its way out of the pandemic”.
The WHO’s argument is that “blanket booster programmes are likely to prolong the pandemic, rather than ending it, by diverting supply to countries that already have high levels of vaccination coverage, giving the virus more opportunity to spread and mutate.”
This has been interpreted as meaning countries with low vaccination coverage are the one’s powering spread and mutations. But that may not be the case.
“Viruses mutate because of pressure put on them by man-made treatments – like antivirals, “vaccines”, isolation, and masks. They don’t mutate as freely in the unvaccinated. That’s just basic virology”, Dr Lisa Moore, a chiropractor working out of the United States, has explained.
“The mainstream press has been spreading misinformation by saying we can stop restrictions when everyone has had the shots. We can see that for what it is” now, she added, as governments are increasingly telling citizens that two shots are no longer enough.
Portugal’s mainstream is populated by scientists and experts that openly admit to being financed by companies like Pfizer (click here). This is why the whole subject has become so fraught.
Who to believe?
People everywhere are beginning to ask themselves: “do we really need all these shots?”
Confusing the picture even further is the understanding that “vaccine boosters’ protection against Omicron wanes after just 10 weeks” (click here) – plus the prospect of 4th doses coming in the spring, referred to by prime minister António Costa only last week (click here).
All this when data coming in suggests the latest ‘highly transmissible variant’ is a much more mild infection in terms of previous strains – particularly Alfa and Delta – and could be signalling the moment where we can all ‘learn to live with SARS-CoV-2’ (click here).
Not so the opinion of the European Commission, which three days ago decided that from February next year Covid Digital Passports will only be valid for nine months “without a booster shot”.
The commission has justified what it terms a “harmonized validity period for Covid vaccine passports” as being “a necessity for safe free movement and EU level coordination.”
NB. According to the DGS rule 002/2021, comorbidities considered priority for vaccination against Covid-19 include active malign cancers, people who have undergone organ transplants, those suffering from diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and/ or liver disease, “among others”.