After weeks spent covering the Russian aggression in Ukraine, Tuesday evening’s newscasts briefly returned to their previous obsession: hyping the Kovid epidemic and imposing endless vaccinations and masked mandates on those who for the most part simply want to return to normal life.
On NBC Nightly NewsThose with the most over-the-top coverage report with anchor Lester Holt how Pfizer asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “ To approve a fourth Covid vaccine shot for older Americans. “He argued that there are alarming signs abroad that” raise fears that the United States could move on to another spike. ”
In his report, National Correspondent Miguel Almagu asked Tyson Bell, a doctor in the Department of Critical Care and Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia, what Americans think. “Want to get a second booster or a fourth shot?”
Bell whined that “We’ve seen people have trouble getting their first booster. I mean, at the moment we only have 50 percent qualified people boosted, that’s already a big problem. “
Almaguer then announced that Dr. Anthony Fawcett “There are three main reasons behind the rise of England. Omicron subvariant ba.2 is more contagious, though not necessarily more serious. The relaxed order of not wearing a mask inside the house is also having an effect. Immunizations such as vaccines or previous infections are declining immunity. “
On ABC World news tonightWhich also covers Pfizer’s recommendation that Americans get a fourth Covid shot, National Correspondent Stephen Ramos interviewed Dr. Ashish Jha about where the Covid epidemic is expected to go.
According to Fawcett’s statement on NBC, Zhao did not blame social distance or masks for the spike in Kovid’s case: “They are free from all mitigation measures, no masks, no distances. I think that creates some sensitivity in that context. Maybe even a little bit of immunity is declining. ”
At the end of his report, Ramos lamented how worried Dr. Zha was “Many Americans are still vulnerable. He says more people need to be vaccinated or boosted. ”
Meanwhile, on CBS Evening NewsAnchor Norah O’Donnell only briefly mentions the possibility of a fourth vaccine:
There are several big epidemic headlines tonight. Just this: Pfizer is requesting FDA approval for an additional COVID booster for seniors. This will be a fourth dose to maximize protection for those 65 and older. And the CDC continues to track the new Covid case, saying that one of about four new transmissions in the United States came from a new train of the Omicron variant known as the ba.2.
The leftist media does not want us to ever return to normal. If it depends on them, Americans will wear masks, maintain social distance and take COVID booster shots forever.
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NBC Nightly News
7:14:30 pm East
Lester Holt: Just tonight, Pfizer is asking the FDA to approve a fourth covid vaccine shot for older Americans. Foreign Anxiety Syndrome raises fears of another spike in the United States. Here is Miguel Almaguer.
Miguel Almaguar: For approval of emergency use, NBC News confirmed tonight that Pfizer has submitted new data to the FDA in hopes of greenlighting a second COVID booster shot for Americans 65 years of age or older, with immunosuppression expected to decline months after the third dose. Mentions. The company’s CEO says the fourth shot will dramatically improve protection against infection. Are Americans really willing to get a second booster or a fourth shot?
Dr. Tyson Bell (Virginia University of Critical Care and Infectious Disease Physician): I think we’ve seen people have trouble getting their first booster. I mean, at the moment we only have 50 percent qualified people boosted, that’s already a big problem.
ALMAGUER: Pfizer’s push comes as a coveted case spike in the world’s pockets. In mainland China, the number of cases has risen by 36 percent. In the UK, infections have risen by more than 52 per cent. Dr Fawcett blames three main factors behind the rise of England. Omicron subvariant ba.2 is more contagious, though not necessarily more serious. The relaxed order of not wearing a mask inside the house is also having an effect. Immunity to such vaccines or previous infections is declining. As the risk of COVID is low in almost every part of the country, the White House tonight confirmed that a second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, tested positive for COVID. Vice President tested negative today. Lester?
ABC’s World News Tonight
6:43:39 pm East
DAVID MUER: Pfizer, just before the campaign here, we are now requesting urgent approval for a second booster. So, tonight we asked Dr. Jha about the idea of another booster, what they already see in Israeli data on this subject.
Stephanie Ramos: Abroad, Kovid is being resurrected. China has been battling its biggest outbreak since the epidemic began. New lockdowns are being imposed for 51 million people. And European countries are now tracking a new spike in the case of the Covid, powered by the Omicron sub-variant, ba.2.
Dr. Ashish Jha: In Europe, we have seen an increase in cases in almost all European countries, which is really driven by a few factors. One is ba.2, this sub-variant of Omicron which has now become dominant in Europe, I think it is a little more contagious. That’s causing an uptick a bit. Apparently, they got rid of all the mitigation measures, no masks, no distances I think that creates some sensitivity in that context. Immunity may be somewhat reduced. So, that combination probably explains why we are seeing growth in Europe.
Radamos: David, Dr. Jha says what worries him the most is that many Americans are still vulnerable. He says more people need to be vaccinated or boosted. And he also said that although we do not want to end this epidemic, we now have the tools to manage it more effectively. David?
CBS Evening News
6:48:37 pm East
Norah O’Donnell: There are several big epidemic headlines tonight. Just this: Pfizer is requesting FDA approval for an additional COVID booster for seniors. This will be a fourth dose to maximize protection for those 65 and older. And the CDC continues to track the new Covid case, saying that one in four new transmissions in the United States came from a new train in the form of an Omicron known as ba.2.