The word booster sounds so friendly, like a cute little booster seat for a small child at the dinner table, or some nice person who promotes a non-profit organization in your community. Maybe you love space exploration and booster makes you think of an added acceleration stage for a rocket ship. Electricians might hear booster and think of an increase in voltage or signal strength, but when it comes to vaccinations, there’s a whole different meaning, and it’s nothing positive, unless you’re the toxic jab maker — or own stock in their company.
A booster shot doesn’t mean you’re getting a boost at warding off some virus. No, a booster shot doesn’t mean the first jab’s effect wore off either. Nope. A booster shot means a boost of profits, a windfall of revenue, a landslide of cold hard cash for the vaccine makers, and not just from the sale of the “inoculations,” but mostly from what comes next.