The COVID jab should not be added to the list of childhood vaccines.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 19, 2022
1) the jabs don’t prevent spread
2) it can be harmful to children
3) CDC says wears off after 8 mo.s
4) children aren’t at great COVID risk
5) it’s obsolete with new variants
6) there’s no liability for harm
Parents across the nation are demonstrating their lack of trust in the experimental mRNA therapy drugs issued under emergency use authorization, with only about 2% of children under 5 and less than one-third ages 5 to 11 having been fully immunized.
Nevertheless, the CDC is poised to address the “vaccine hesitancy” and the pharmaceutical companies’ lack of permanent liability with one vote.
Approval not only would make it more likely that states will mandate COVID-19 shots to attend public school, it could grant permanent legal immunity to vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna along with another profit windfall, health scientists are warning.
“This is a dangerous idea that will only benefit the vaccine manufacturers at the expense of the best interests of kids,” said the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) in a statement. “Not only do the shots have essentially no meaningfully positive impact on children’s health, the fact that the risk of severe adverse events are greater than any potential small benefit is becoming increasingly evident.”
AAPS Executive Director Dr. Jane Orient has weighed in on the CDC proposal through the public comment page the federal government has provided, which will remain open until the meeting Thursday.
“Recommending a product that has serious safety signals, which is unnecessary because of widespread natural immunity and a generally mild disease, and which possibly has negative efficacy, is an egregious violation of regulatory procedures, and a profound violation of public trust,” she wrote in part.
This is a dangerous idea that will only benefit the vaccine manufacturers at the expense of the best interests of kids. Not only do the shots have essentially no meaningfully positive impact on children’s health, the fact that the risk of severe adverse events are greater than any potential small benefit is becoming increasingly evident.
A decision by the CDC to make COVID-19 shots a routine childhood vaccination would not only ensure a steady revenue stream for manufacturers, but it would grant them continued liability protection once the public health emergency declaration ends. In addition, many entities look to the CDC recommendations when they impose mandates, increasing the likelihood that a COVID shot could be required to attend school.
AAPS has a page here where you can message the CDC in protest or support of this move ahead of tomorrow’s meeting.