Softening the electorate up to the prospect of inoculating all children over the age of 12, Secretary of State Control Matt Hancock says he has been ‘closely following the results from the clinical studies from Pfizer showing that the vaccine is safe and effective among children between the ages of 12 and 18’.
While, in the US, Joe Biden appealed to schoolchildren directly to reassure them that the ‘safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine’ which has gone through a ‘rigorous’ and ‘thorough’ review, will prevent them from spreading COVID-19 ‘to their friends, to their siblings, to their parents and to the grandparents’ and encouraging parents to make sure their kids get the shot.
Does a degree in PPE qualify Matt Hancock to indefatigably state the rewards of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine outweigh the risks for children?
Does a Political Science and History degree qualify Biden to state irrefutably that experimental COVID vaccines with no long-term safety data are safe? Could he name a single vaccine ingredient – even with the aid of an auto-cue? Has he even read the FDA report?
Has Prince Harry? Has the Pope?
According to an FDA report of Dec 12 2020 on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, while the more common reported adverse events following vaccination were injection site reactions (84.1%), fatigue (62.9%), headache (55.1%), muscle pain (38.3%), chills (31.9%), joint pain (23.6%) and fever (14.2%) – 0.5% reported at least one serious adverse event (i.e. life threatening injury, inpatient hospitalisation, persistent disability/incapacity or death). For children adverse events were higher – 4.6% compared to 2.8% in the older trial participants.
Yet in spite of the elevated risks associated with vaccinating the young, everybody it seems is in on the act of getting them vaccinated, including 100 US colleges who now require students to be vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes.
In fact, there is truly no low to which US states won’t sink in order to drag every child and adolescent into the largest vaccine trial in history.
Joints for jabs in Washington and New York (plus the extra sweetener of a free 7-day subway pass for getting jabbed at a subway jab-hub), $1,000 towards courses and housing costs at one New Jersey College, $100 saving bonds for the 16-35 year olds of West Virginia, $100 to pull in Marylanders while $50 did it for Detroiters and those in Connecticut settled for a beer. If they moved to Ohio, they would be entered into $1M prize draw with five lucky vaccinated winners.
And the goody bags don’t stop there.
There were offers of free post-jab Super Bowl and Baseball tickets, a monthly concert series in Chicago for the newly vaccinated and even Krispy Kreme, Budweiser, and Nathan’s Hot Dogs rolled up to the bargain basement vaccine sale which also proved a nice little earner for Lyft and Uber who ran millions of people to vaccination sites with a $15 sub from Joe. Never mind the blood clots – just think of the donuts!
In the UK, Geoff Barton, general secretary of the UK’s Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) clearly hasn’t read the FDA report either. But not only does he support mass vaccination for both teachers and schoolchildren (as do all teachers’ unions) he’s happy for them all to be vaccinated during lessons:
I think there will be a sense of schools wanting to step up and play their part and explain to children why having the vaccine is important during assemblies and in tutor time.”
Children don’t need the COVID vaccine Geoff. Nor do teachers. For secondary school teachers between the ages of 20-64, the total number of deaths ‘involving’ COVID-19 in England and Wales was 35 – which includes those with co-morbidities. For primary and nursery education teaching professionals, the number was 15 – i.e. in total, less than deaths following blood clots from a single vaccine brand.
Even the prone to exaggeration Public Health England admits transmission rates in primary schools during Autumn term was ‘extremely low’ and outbreaks ‘rare’.
No matter. Prior to Pfizer’s US vaccine rollout (Pfizer has applied to the MHRA for emergency use approval for its UK vaccine rollout for 12-15-year-olds – even though there is no emergency) Bill Gruber, senior vice president at Pfizer described the trial results as having a ‘trifeca’ of good news. ‘We have safety, we got the immune response we wanted – it was actually better than what we saw in the 16 to 25-year-old population – and we had outright demonstration of efficacy.’
So what Bill? These kids don’t need your vaccine.
In the whole of the US up until April 28th 2021 there were 227 deaths in the 0-17 age group from COVID 19. That’s 277 out of 73 million in the 0-17 age group. And according to a CDC report, the recent Pfizer/BioNTech trials on 12-15-year-olds resulted in 0.8% emergency hospitalisations, 0.2% life-threatening injuries and 0.2% death. Which means a 0-17 year old is far more likely to die from a COVID vaccine than COVID.
Child fatalities are not the numbers pharmaceutical companies care about. If they did, they’d have pulled the vaccines already.