COVID vaccines for kids are unnecessary – and may kill them

COVID vaccines for kids are unnecessary – and may kill them

Leave the children alone! They must be considered already immune. There is no basis for vaccinating children from COVID-19 as indicated by Dr. Anthony Fauci – none. The children are at very low risk of illness, especially severe illness, from COVID, and they do not spread the virus.

The most updated data by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that “Children were 0.00%-0.19% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 10 [US] states reported zero child deaths. In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child Covid-19 cases resulted in death.”

The infection mortality rate (IFR) for COVID is roughly similar (or likely lower once all infection data are collected) to seasonal influenza. Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis identified 36 studies (43 estimates) along with an additional seven preliminary national estimates (50 pieces of data) and concluded that among people younger than 70 years old across the world, infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 0.57% with a median of 0.05% across the different global locations (with a corrected median of 0.04%). Survival for those under 70 years is 99.5% (Ioannidis update). Moreover, with a focus on children, “The estimated IFR is close to zero for children and young adults.” The global data are unequivocal that “deaths from Covid are incredibly rare” in children.

A high-quality robust study in the French Alps examined the spread of the coronavirus via a cluster of COVID-19. They followed one infected child who visited three different schools and interacted with other children, teachers, and various adults. They reported no instance of secondary transmission despite close interactions. These data have been available to the CDC and other health experts for over a year.

Ludvigsson published a seminal paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on COVID-19 among children 1 to 16 years of age and their teachers in Sweden. From the nearly 2 million children who were followed in school, with no mask mandates, there were zero deaths from COVID and a few instances of transmission and minimal hospitalization.

A study published in Nature found no instances of asymptomatic spread from positive asymptomatic cases among all 1,174 close contacts of the cases, based on a base sample of 10 million persons. The World Health Organization (WHO) also made this claim that asymptomatic spread/transmission is rare. This issue of “asymptomatic spread” is the key issue being used to force vaccination of children. The science, however, remains contrary to this proposed policy mandate.

The recent push by the CDC, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other television medical “experts” who suggest that we can only get to herd immunity by vaccinating our children is absurd and patently false. They are denying scientific reality and spreading false information to the nation. The current data suggest that we are much nearer to herd immunity than they wish it to be. They continue to inaccurately discount cross protection immunity from prior coronaviruses and common colds. They have disregarded the fact that a large swath of the population was not captured in the case load, via laboratory confirmed cases. 

The estimates range that for every ONE confirmed case, there might be six or even eight unidentified individuals who have had COVID. The many people who have recovered from COVID are being disregarded in Dr. Fauci’s inaccurate statements on herd immunity (such as his absurd statement that 90% must be vaccinated).

Children can become infected, as they do for usual pathogens they encounter in their daily lives, “naturally” and “harmlessly” as part of day-to-day living. We already know that there is no emergency in children regarding COVID-19.

Their innate immune systems are so very potent that they can vanquish this pathogen with ease in most instances. So why would Pfizer and Moderna Inc. engage in trialing this vaccine on children with a death rate in this group of 0.003%? They must show us why it is not dangerous to put this vaccine in children, and they have not.

We argue vehemently that if children are needed from a “numbers” point of view for driving population level “herd” immunity, then they must be allowed to get infected naturally and harmlessly as part of day-to-day living (not deliberately, but naturally and harmlessly and ensuring that we properly and strongly first protect the elderly and vulnerable among us).