The theme of this week’s DOH briefing was why we should force our young children to get vaccinated, notwithstanding that even members of the FDA committee acknowledged that safety was essentially untested. Given the extremely low risks to children from CV-19 infection, and the likelihood that there will be side effects in children, this is not a simple decision. My message to parents remains unchanged, when you are estimating the benefits and risks of vaccinating your children, you should understand that unless the risk from the vaccine is basically zero, the risk of CV-19 to children is lower.
The focus was on lying about the number of cases in school-aged children and the seriousness of those cases. The purpose of this misinformation is to scare parents into vaccinating their children. This is essentially using children as an experiment, given the complete absence of adequate trials to identify the safety profile of the vaccine in children. Here is a story on an FDA advisory panel member who abstained from voting, because he knows there is not adequate data on safety. (FDA Story) The adults who push vaccination of these kids are doing so solely to protect themselves, not because children need to be vaccinated. This is grotesque and despicable.
One of the data requests I have in with the state, which I intend to sue to enforce, relates to child hospitalizations. Once more Commissioner Malcolm lied about the nature of pediatric hospitalizations. Most of these are not for CV-19, it is only incidental. She also lied about the nature of trials in children, saying it had been found “highly” effective and safe. That is a lie, lie, lie. The FDA acknowledged that in fact the trials were not powered to identify safety issues and also not powered to really analyze relative risk from the vaccine and from CV-19. I encourage you to review the FDA materials, which are found here. (FDA Materials) I will expound on these in a future post.
The education commissioner chimed in with more lies and with implicit coercion against children who don’t get vaccinated. In the question and answer period, the Commissioner misleading referred to safety given the millions of doses given around the world, but she is talking about to adults, not children. The experience in children has led some countries to ban use of the Moderna vaccine in young males or young people altogether.
I cannot tell you how much it distresses me to see this campaign to force vaccination in children given the lack of safety data and the very limited benefit in children.
I just want to also note that we have heard nothing lately from DOH regarding masks and schools. As usual you always need to identify what isn’t being reported by these jackasses. They have data about schools with mask mandates versus those without, and I guarantee you there is no difference in cases in those two sets of schools or we would be constantly hearing about it as we did at one point shortly after schools opened when there was an outbreak in a school without a mask mandate. I know just from reading the news that there have been large outbreaks in, for example, the Minneapolis schools with a mask mandate.
Another area covered in the briefing was the wonderful data that the Department constantly gives us and how they are going to improve it even more. I don’t believe a word of that. They first noted, without directly saying so, that their contact tracing has been a completely waste of money, so now they will focus it more on certain cases. We also, consistent with the child vaccination sub-campaign of terror, get more data on pediatric cases, as well as more breakthrough data and data on reinfections. You don’t want to overestimate your potential impact on events, but each of these areas is one on which I have a data practices act request pending. I suspect the DOH is trying to get ahead of having to release that data. We will see.