I mentioned these materials before, and they can be found here for parents who want to do a thorough investigation before making a decision about getting younger kids vaccinated. (FDA Materials)
I have also noted that the advisory committee and subsequently the FDA, are recommending use in this age group with completely inadequate data on safety, which is extremely important because there also is essentially no evidence of benefit, given the incredibly low background rates of serious disease in this group. I would encourage you to read this Twitter thread from a physician to get a better understanding of the issues. (Twitter thread)
As noted in that thread, several problems exist with the FDA’s safety analysis. They build a model which used a selective time frame to compare hospitalizations related to CV-19 with those from only one adverse vaccine event–myocarditis. That time frame was during the peak of a CV-19 wave, not averaged over the epidemic, so it exaggerates the risk of CV-19 hospitalization. And why is the FDA ignoring hospitalizations from other adverse events? If you look at slide 2 in this presentation, you see how the FDA set up the analysis in such a limited manner. (FDA Slides) If you continue on through that specific presentation you can see how different scenarios were modeled and the assumptions used. Please note that by now absurd assumption that vaccine effectiveness remains constant over a six-month period. It doesn’t. If you continue on through the presentation, you will see that even under these overly-favorable assumptions tilted toward vaccination, there is little benefit from vaccination and in fact in at least one scenario there is greater risk of hospitalization from an adverse event than from CV-19.
And this presentation from the inestimable CDC covers the supposed disease effects in young children from CV-19. I just want to note that any estimates of hospitalizations and deaths in this group are grossly excessive, as they have very high rates of merely incidental positive tests. The CDC, of course, is not going to tell us that. And because they so often are asymptomatic, cases are far higher than reported among this group, so true rates of hospitalization and death are much lower. And you can see that even as reported, there is basically zero risk to children from CV-19. (FDA Slides)
The CDC can’t ever give up its habit, like the Minnesota DOH, of using statistics to lie. Note on slide 4 how they claim the proportion of cases among this young 5 to 11 age group is rising, but make absolutely zero adjustment for the fact that the older age groups all are vaccinated to some degree, and many to a very high degree. There is no actual rise in the proportion of 5 to 11 cases.
Also note on slide 6 the estimate that at least 42% of children 5 to 11 have already been infected. If that is true, then what is the point of vaccination, either in general in this group or certainly in any who have been infected. The risk of the vaccine to this group of previously infected children far, far exceeds any benefit to them.
You can see on that slide 6 as well, that children have a far greater ratio of undetected to detected cases than do adults, again indicating that most cases in this group are mild.
Slide 8 (forgive me if I screw up on numbering, the slides aren’t numbered I am counting), you will see that this age group among children has the lowest hospitalization rates, and what CDC doesn’t tell you is that many of these, especially recently, are for RSV with only incidental positive tests.
Slide 10, hmmm, note that flu hospitalizations were always much higher than CV-19 hospitalizations in children and that any CV-19 hospitalizations during the epidemic were completely substitutive for flu. And again the recent rise in rates is an illusion caused largely by actual RSV cases, not CV-19.
On slide 12, healthy children are not getting severely ill and don’t get hospitalized from CV-19.
Slide 14, ooops, they really didn’t mean to show us this. No difference in hospitalizations and outcomes during Delta than before Delta. Note zero deaths during Delta phase.
Ahhh, my favorite slide, 16, look at the comparative rates of death. CV-19 is far less risky to children than many other things, and note that it is referred to as “covid-19 associated deaths”. That “associated” is telling, because most deaths in this age group are not caused by CV-19, but just children who had incidental tests.
Nobody in their right mind, which leaves out the CDC staff, the current administration in toto, as exemplified by our nominal Senilist-in-Chief, and most of the public health community, would think there is any risk to children from CV-19. So why do they need to be vaccinated?
Ohhh, I forgot the most important thing, they need to be vaccinated to protect the teachers’ union, since it gives hundreds of millions of dollars to our corrupt, senile, incompetent leader’s political party.