You saw this coming, right? On Friday, the CDC approved booster shots for everyone 18 and over. A few weeks ago, the FDA and CDC panels thought that only people aged 65 and older should get the extra shots. But after reflecting on it some more, or something, now they all think everybody could use more spike proteins. It’s amazing how much difference a few weeks makes during this interminable pandemic.

Panel member Dr. Oliver Brooks explained his decision like this: “I think important data … is the case rate is increasing and … there’s information that shows that there is some protection, at least for the first couple of months, in terms of potential transmission as we hit the holidays.”

Some protection. For the first couple months. For the holidays.

Holiday boosters!