Another jab to the face of common sense: CDC sticks with Covid vaccine requirement for travelers coming to US - a policy that's had NO effect on transmission rates
Sticking with the vaccine mandate rule makes the US an international outlier. Few countries still require visitors to have received a Covid vaccine to gain entry, including Angola and Indonesia.
Recent studies have shown the Covid vaccines, while able to prevent hospitalization and death, are not as effective against transmission of the virus.
A 2022 paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that after 25 weeks, the protection the Pfizer vaccine gave to recipients against Omicron infection fell to just nine percent.
A booster shot raised this protection to 67 percent initially, before dropping to 45 percent after just two weeks.
Experts have previously slammed decisions to keep Covid-era policies in place as 'out of step' with the rest of the world.