Why It Makes No Sense to Wait to Get a Booster Shot

James Surowiecki
3 min readNov 30, 2021
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With the emergence of the new Omicron variant dominating the Covid headlines, it was easy to miss a seemingly small, but in its way consequential, shift in the CDC’s guidance with regard to booster shots: the agency now says that all vaccinated U.S. adults should get a booster shot, while it had previously said simply that healthy adults under the age of 50 could get a booster shot if they decided it…

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James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.