The more the COVID War drags on, the more time that passes and the more data that becomes available, the more proof that the virus does not kill the young or the healthy.
Back in February we reported the average age of death from COVID-19 in America is about 78 years old. And according to an October 2020 article in the Daily Mail:
“The average age of people who died from Covid-19 in England and Wales since the pandemic began is 82.4. That figure—computed from Office of National Statistics data by experts at Oxford University—is significantly higher than the average age reached by people recorded as dying from all other causes, which is 81.5.”
Now, the demographic of who is dying the most was addressed in an article published on 13 October by The New York Times.
The article acknowledges that for older people, particularly the very old and those with serious health conditions, “vaccination does not reduce the risk of COVID hospitalization or death to near zero,” and adds, “That’s different from what the initial vaccine data suggested” and “COVID risks remain real for vaccinated elderly people.”
TRENDPOST: Trends Journal readers know that the vaccines not only fall short in protecting the elderly, but that they also carry risks of their own; see “WARNING: VACCINE-RELATED DEATHS AMONG ELDERLY” (16 Feb 2021). That may inform the many old people, especially (as the NYT article informs us) those without major health concerns, who “reasonably choose to travel, see friends and live their lives,” knowing that “the risks are not zero, but they are quite low.”
Regarding the risk to children from COVID-19, the NYT cites data that supports what Trends Journal has been reporting for some time: that those 18 years old and younger represent the demographic least at risk for infection, serious symptoms, death, or transmission to others; see “KIDS DON’T SPREAD COVID” (17 Nov 2020) and “VAX KIDS? THE COVID RISK IS ‘TINY'” (13 Jul 2021).
The NYT article also dares to broach the premise (previously all but unmentioned in the mainstream media) that COVID-19 represents, to children, a threat no greater than—and possibly even not even different from—the flu or even the common cold. Dr. Alasdair Munro, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at England’s University of Southampton, is quoted: “It’s very ordinary. In general, the risks from being infected are similar to the other respiratory viruses you probably don’t think too much about.”
TRENDPOST: Again, it’s not news to Trends Journal readers; see “COVID COMPARED TO SEASONAL FLU” (10 Nov 2020), which compares COVID-19 to the flu not just with regard to children but across all age groups.
TREND FORECAST: In light of these changing perspectives, particularly with regard to children, one might expect the NYT article to challenge the “vaccines for everyone, forever” narrative that continues to be pushed on the public.
And while the article does ask, “Should young children be vaccinated?”, it still comes down to recommending and endorsing vax programs for kids as well as everybody else. There’s probably too much at stake, from the Drug Lords’ bottom lines—see “DRUG COMPANIES CASHING IN ON COVID” (11 May 2021)—to those who, for various reasons and agendas, take such great delight in exercising control over other people’s lives. Meanwhile, Trends Journal will continue to ask, “In light of what we know about COVID, why vaccinate kids at all?”