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Thoughts on Recent FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

As some of you might have heard, the committee of FDA which makes recommendations for approval of vaccines recently voted 17-1 to ok an EUA approval of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine for children between 5-11. This decision is almost certainly going to be upheld and an “official” FDA approval is now almost certain. With that in mind, let me tell you why this is such a bad idea- on multiple levels and with some bad downstream consequences which liberal morons are too ideologically blinded to imagine, let alone see.

1] We know from careful examination of data from multiple countries over past one and half years, that the risk of death for children between 5-14 from COVID-19 is exceptionally low. Even the most conservative assessments suggest (across multiple countries) that the rate is less than 1 in 100,000 diagnosed cases. If we also consider that most cases in children are asymptomatic or only mildly symptomatic, the real risk of death from COVID-19 in children is probably closer in 1 in 300,000 to 1 in 500,000. To date, the vast majority of children who had supposedly died from COVID-19 turned out to have it as an incidental diagnosis, rather than a major (let alone major cause of death).

2] The majority of children who were hospitalized due to COVID-19 had serious underlying chronic or terminal diseases- ranging from various cancers, poorly controlled Type I diabetes, other serious chronic diseases and morbid obesity. In other words, the risk of hospitalization and other bad outcomes in children can be predicted with a high degree of accuracy. This will become later on, for reasons you shall soon see. Even the risk of MISC-C after COVID-19 in children is not higher than after many other common childhood viral infections. In case you didn’t get it, MISC-C is just a fancy name for Kawasaki’s disease occurring after COVID-19 in children. My point is that the risk is very low, pathology is well understood and treatment is extremely effective if initiated before things get bad.

3] Furthermore, by the FDA’s own admission over 40% of kids in that age group have already caught and recovered from COVID-19. This percentage is not dissimilar to those seen in other countries and is completely congruent with the approximate percentage of adults who have done so too. As we know from multiple large studies (over 30 by last count), post-infection immunity to COVID-19 is strong and significantly superior to that acquired after vaccination. Which brings us to the first problem with any vaccination mandates for this group. About half the kids in this age group will gain no measurable benefit from vaccination, but will be as likely (or more likely) to suffer from adverse effects.

4] The “study” by Pfizer which led to vaccine approval had a sample size of less than 3,000 kids and lasted for only two months. It does not help that they have misrepresented and tried to hide adverse effects in previous COVID-19 vaccine trials. In other words, even if all the data approved by Pfizer is truthful and accurate, the size of study is not large enough to look at adverse effects such as the now well-known risk of myocarditis and pericarditis in young males. To make matters more interesting, available data suggests that the risk of cardiac inflammation increases with decreasing age. The question is whether this trend will continue and cause some real problems for both vaccine recipients and the institutions pushing them.

5] Then there is the question of whether there will be more “unforeseen” adverse effects in children- with an incidence of between 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 10,000. Children, you see, are not miniature adults and it would not be surprising if we end up finding hitherto unknown severe and low-incidence side effects. But why does it matter? Well.. the risk of death due to COVID-19 in the overall 85+ population is a few percent, so a severe adverse effect with a rate of as high as 1 in 1,000 is acceptable. However that is not the case when the risk of death is lower than 1 in 100k. If, god forbid, the vaccine ends up killing or crippling even 1 in 10,000 kids- it would severely damage public belief in the rest of childhood vaccines.

6] Let us talk honestly about the real reason why most people are OK with existing childhood vaccinations. The thing is.. most childhood vaccines are incredibly safe in addition to being very effective at preventing disease and transmission. We are talking about death and disability rates of less than 1 in 100k and less than 1 in 20-25k respectively. Even the ones with a higher risk of serious side effects (cellular pertussis component of DPT) than others are quite safe as long as the doctors don’t ignore the initial safety signal. Now imagine how that will change if the COVID-19 vaccine ends up seriously maiming as few as a 1 in 3,000 to 1 in 6,000 children. The “pro-vaccination” idiots will achieve what those who oppose vaccination have dreamed of achieving for decades.

7] Let us not forget that all of this is occurring in the midst of a rapid and terminal decline in institutional trust in this country. Over the last few years, even many physicians have become openly critical of agencies such as the FDA and CDC. The last thing we want at this stage is the FDA to make a heavily politicized bad decision which will damage its residual credibility. To make matters more interesting, if that is possible, the shameful behavior of unionized teachers in public schools during pandemic has done a lot of damage to their public image- even if they are pretending otherwise. To make a long story short, this decision has repercussions which extend far beyond and above COVID-19.

8] It is also important to point out that currently available vaccine for COVID-19 do not prevent infection, transmission or upper respiratory symptoms. At best, they reduce risk of hospitalization by about 60-70% and ICU utilization or death by about 80%, though once again the risk of total vaccine failure is much higher in those above 75-80. Imagine what happens to institutional credibility when millions more parents experience first-hand that the vaccine does not protect from infection, transmission and upper respiratory symptoms. While there is certainly a place for vaccinating a minority of kids who are at higher risk of more serious symptoms, the same cannot be said for across the slate mandates.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Arjun
    October 28, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Trigger warning, this is a tangent that AD will likely not appreciate…

    though I could be wrong, at the end of the vid, he mentions Georgia is a one party consent state for recording, maybe AD will find some escorts in GA and make some vids…

  2. doldrom
    October 28, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    The problem is not only adverse reactions and the balance of risks.

    There is ample evidence that:
    [1] Natural immunity has more depth, breadth, durability, robustness, and is sterilizing, so far more valuable to ‘herd immunity’
    [2] Infection subsequent to the shots do not replicate the advantages of natural immunity (e.g., the number of people with antibodies to the N protein is not increasing among vaccinees).
    [3] There is growing evidence that the capacity of the immune system may be more limited even when dealing with pathogens other than Covid 19 lineages.

    So it’s not just vaccine risks but also damage to immune capabilities.
    Moreover, even though hospitalization for myocarditis and thrombotic events may be relatively rare, we have no idea how much sub-clinical damage has occurred and how that may impact on longevity over decades … and we will likely never know. Usually reactions such as these are not 0 or100, but are spread across a continuum from 1-100 — very little research is being done on any of these (not even autopsies), because like Ivermectin, the only truth allowed is that the Vaccines are Safe.

  3. A Texan
    October 29, 2021 at 5:19 am

    This Covid thing has been total nonsense from the beginning. There is an actual public service on the TV here in the US claiming ‘increased infections of the Delta variant even among the vaccinated.’

    What I want to know from the scientists is that if the vaccinated are getting this made up ‘Delta variant’, what is the point of taking the vaccine?

  4. Rum
    October 29, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I have been unfriended online and IRL because I have kept saying that 1. if mask mandates begin at schools they can never be rescinded and 2. If kids are required to be vaxxed they will need boosters yearly for the indefinite future. 3. The way “cases” and “covid deaths” have been counted is gibberish, so policy-making has been mostly blind.

    Morons who are easily sucked into cults do not make good friends, anyway.

    • Zan the driver
      November 14, 2021 at 6:36 pm

      Some people don’t make for good friends.

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