COVID vaccines for kids are unnecessary – and may kill them
Leave the children alone! They must be considered already immune. There is no basis for vaccinating children from COVID-19 as indicated by America's Dr. Anthony Fauci – none. The children are at very low risk of illness, especially severe illness, from COVID, and they do not spread the virus.
The most updated data by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that “Children were 0.00%-0.19% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 10 [US] states reported zero child deaths. In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child Covid-19 cases resulted in death.”
The infection mortality rate (IFR) for COVID is roughly similar (or likely lower once all infection data are collected) to seasonal influenza. Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis identified 36 studies (43 estimates) along with an additional seven preliminary national estimates (50 pieces of data) and concluded that among people younger than 70 years old across the world, infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 0.57% with a median of 0.05% across the different global locations (with a corrected median of 0.04%). Survival for those under 70 years is 99.5% (Ioannidis update). Moreover, with a focus on children, “The estimated IFR is close to zero for children and young adults.” The global data are unequivocal that “deaths from Covid are incredibly rare” in children.
A high-quality robust study in the French Alps examined the spread of the coronavirus via a cluster of COVID-19. They followed one infected child who visited three different schools and interacted with other children, teachers, and various adults. They reported no instance of secondary transmission despite close interactions. These data have been available to the CDC and other health experts for over a year.
Ludvigsson published a seminal paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on COVID-19 among children 1 to 16 years of age and their teachers in Sweden. From the nearly 2 million children who were followed in school, with no mask mandates, there were zero deaths from COVID and a few instances of transmission and minimal hospitalization.
A study published in Nature found no instances of asymptomatic spread from positive asymptomatic cases among all 1,174 close contacts of the cases, based on a base sample of 10 million persons. The World Health Organization (WHO) also made this claim that asymptomatic spread/transmission is rare. This issue of “asymptomatic spread” is the key issue being used to force vaccination of children. The science, however, remains contrary to this proposed policy mandate.
The recent push by the CDC, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other television medical “experts” who suggest that we can only get to herd immunity by vaccinating our children is absurd and patently false. They are denying scientific reality and spreading false information to the nation. The current data suggest that we are much nearer to herd immunity than they wish it to be. They continue to inaccurately discount cross protection immunity from prior coronaviruses and common colds. They have disregarded the fact that a large swath of the population was not captured in the case load, via laboratory confirmed cases.
The estimates range that for every ONE confirmed case, there might be six or even eight unidentified individuals who have had COVID. The many people who have recovered from COVID are being disregarded in Dr. Fauci’s inaccurate statements on herd immunity (such as his absurd statement that 90% must be vaccinated).
Children can become infected, as they do for usual pathogens they encounter in their daily lives, “naturally” and “harmlessly” as part of day-to-day living. We already know that there is no emergency in children regarding COVID-19.
Their innate immune systems are so very potent that they can vanquish this pathogen with ease in most instances. So why would Pfizer and Moderna Inc. engage in trialing this vaccine on children with a death rate in this group of 0.003%? They must show us why it is not dangerous to put this vaccine in children, and they have not.
We argue vehemently that if children are needed from a “numbers” point of view for driving population level “herd” immunity, then they must be allowed to get infected naturally and harmlessly as part of day-to-day living (not deliberately, but naturally and harmlessly and ensuring that we properly and strongly first protect the elderly and vulnerable among us).
We do it by opening schools and allowing them to live reasonably normal lives with sensible precautions like enhanced sanitation and hygiene.
Allow child-to-child daily interaction. Not only will that drive the adaptive immunity, but it will give the children a more robust defense against any mutant variants of the virus itself. This will also allow our children’s immune systems to be taxed and tuned up daily, as opposed to the weakening we are subjecting them to with the year-long lockdowns and school closures.
We can do this while at the same time strongly protecting the elderly, those with comorbid conditions, and obese individuals. We must use stringent protections of our nursing homes and other similar congregated settings (including the staff, who remain often the source of the infection). It is better science to use a more “focused” protection and targeting that is based on age and known risk factors, especially regarding children.
History teaches us to pause and reflect upon our previous miscues and unforced blunders that had significant consequences. It behooves us to remember the increased incidence of narcolepsy in children in Scandinavian countries following the H1N1 influenza ASO3-adjuvanted vaccine used for the 2009 pandemic (Pandemrix influenza vaccination program).
The harms caused by the dengue vaccine in children in the Philippines also come to mind.
Sanofi Pasteur halted the vaccines in 2017 due to the very dangerous risk of plasma leakage akin to ebola. “It’s a complication called plasma leakage syndrome…he [Halstead] was so worried, he started writing editorials to scientific journals, even warned the Filipino government about the problem…I just say, no, you can’t give a vaccine to somebody – some perfectly normal, healthy person – and now put them at risk for the rest of their lives for plasma leakage syndrome. You can’t do that.”
The tainted polio vaccine that sickened and fatally paralyzed children in 1955 in the United States is also worthy of review in this context. The harm that can accrue from a rapid deployment of mass vaccination to the children has not proven to be safe in all the cases. Perhaps this comment is worth noting: “In 1977, for example, a triple vaccination (against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) from a defective batch left several children blind, deaf and disabled forever.”
There are potentially real harms to these COVID vaccines. There is the real concern of “disease enhancement” whereby “in the past for a few viral vaccines where those immunized suffered increased severity or death when they later encountered the virus [in the wild] or were found to have an increased frequency of infection.” This is a concern for the COVID vaccines, in adults and certainly children given the past catastrophic experience with the dengue vaccine.
More specifically, harms and adverse events (e.g. blood clots) are being reported in the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) as well as globally. We need urgent study of the temporal relationship of reported adverse events to administration of the vaccines. Currently, there are near 900,000 adverse reactions reported to VAERS, near 20,000 deaths (all other vaccines 1990 to present 9,000 deaths), 20,000 life-threatening events, 90,000 hospitalizations, 28,000 permanent disabilities, near 100,000 ER visits, and over 600 birth defects (VAERS summary for COVID-19 vaccines through 10/29/2021).
It is still too early to tell how this will play out or how much worse this will become. We remain cautiously optimistic yet cognizant that the trials have not run for the optimal duration of time to assess safety.
I will close with this: we will likely kill thousands of our children with these COVID vaccines. You cannot take a 12- to 15-year vaccine development study process and boil it down to 3 months and say it is safe. This is dangerous, reckless, and reprehensible. President Donald Trump was greatly misled and deceived with the entire pandemic response and this vaccine. He must now come forward forcefully against these vaccines in children. He must clearly denounce these vaccines in any manner in children, calling into question these reported deaths and severe adverse events.
We need a hard stop today, period.
All entities involved in the vaccine – vaccine developers and agencies and all players – have liability protection. Remove their liability protection from the table if you want to vaccinate our children. Man up!