While the U.S. media and “health experts” keep promoting how anxious American parents are to get their little children vaccinated, there is growing resistance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision to formally recommend Pfizer’s COVID-19 jab for children 5 to 11 years old has some parents concerned that the so-called cure could be worse than the disease.
As we have noted in this and other Trends Journals, (See “JAB KIDS WHO WON’T DIE OF THE VIRUS: THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE VAX BUSINESS”) it has been been widely documented that children have much less risk of developing serious illness from the coronavirus than older adults and they are not virus spreaders.
About 25 percent said they are rushing to get their child vaccinated while most parents say they are going to take a wait-and-see approach, according to a newly released study.
“This is a new vaccine that has come out and we just feel there isn’t a lot of data yet,” Narika Davis, a mother and speech therapist from Tennessee, who is vaccinated, told the Financial Times.
The paper, citing a Kaiser Family Foundation survey, said many parents are concerned about the possibility of long-term side effects that these vaccines may have.
Eric Topol, the director of Scripps Research Translation Institute, told the paper it is important to get children vaccinated “to break the transmission chain.”
“We can see from recent U.K. and U.S. data that kids really drove the recent surge with the Delta variant,” he said.
He said data collected showed the vaccines are safe and effective for children. He said regulators did not have the convenience of waiting for additional data while there is a virus raging.
As we have documented, there are about 73 million Americans between the ages of 1 to 19 years of age. At the highest level of reporting, fewer than 700 have died. About 50,000 children have died from other causes—like drowning and other accidents—since January 2020.
“Think about it in terms of football stadiums,” Dr. Daniel Rauch, the chief of pediatric hospital medicine at Tufts Children’s Hospital in Boston, told USA Today. “In 100,000 kids, one of them is not going to make it with COVID. Everyone else who walked in is going to walk out.”
San Francisco said that it intends to require proof of vaccination for children 5 to 11 years old in order to enter indoor venues like restaurants and sporting events.
“We definitely want to wait and make sure that children have an opportunity to get vaccinated,” Dr. Susan Philip, the city’s health officer, said, according to NBC News. “That will happen no sooner than about eight weeks after the vaccine is available to kids. So there will be a limited time in which there will not be those requirements, but then at some point, 5 to 11-year-olds will also have to show proof of vaccination to access some of those same settings.”
The U.S. was the first country to authorize the Pfizer jab for young children. The FT report pointed out that countries like Cuba and China have already been administering their own vaccines to children.
Costa Rica announced on Saturday that it will also begin enforcing a vaccine mandate for children. The country of 5.1 million has had 7,000 total COVID-19 deaths since the start of the outbreak.
The Trends Journal has reported that there is no evidence that suggests children are at significant risk of the virus nor are they efficient in spreading the disease.
TRENDPOST: See our 17 November 2020 articles:
- “KIDS DON’T SPREAD COVID”
- “MORE EVIDENCE KIDS DON’T SPREAD COVID TO ADULTS”
- “DATA CONFIRMS SCHOOLS AREN’T SUPER-SPREADERS”
The most recent study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which reported on data collected up to 28 October, found that the disease has jumped in children—which was to be expected given that schools reopened, but severe illness is “uncommon among children.”
“Among states reporting, children ranged from 1.7 percent to 4.2 percent of their accumulated hospitalizations, and made up 0.00 percent to 0.26 percent of all COVID-19 deaths,” the report said. Seven states reported zero deaths. In all states reporting, about 0.00 percent to 0.03 percent of all child cases resulted in death.