Do We Really Need To Vaccinate Babies Against Covid?

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Covid vaccines for babies have now been approved in the UK.

According to the UK medicines regulator (MHRA) the “lower-dose Pfizer jab is safe and effective for kids aged 6 months and above”. The new approval covers young children from the age of 6 months to 4 years.

So what evidence shows the safety and effectiveness of the Covid jabs for babies and young children. Indeed what evidence is there that shows the need for vaccinating children at all?

Daily Sceptic reports: What is the Covid risk to children without vaccination? 

Recently published analysis by Professor John Ioannidis shows persons 0-19 have a 0.0003% risk of death. For children 0-10 years of age the risk of severe outcome and death from Covid is basically zero.   

In the U.S.,analysis of the FDA’s data shows the risk of any child dying of COVID-19 is 0.000015 % and a study by the universities of Leeds and Leicester found that there had been no deaths of healthy children in the U.S. 

In Canada, the Canadian Health Alliance states: “Without a serious pre-existing medical condition, the risk of death is statistically zero.”

And no healthy child has died of Covid in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, USA, Iceland or Ireland.

In the U.K., according to Professor Norman Fenton, a world leading expert on risk assessment and statistics with Queen Mary University of London: “No healthy children died in the U.K. in 2020”; of the eight children who died, seven had life threatening conditions and one had a very serious condition. 

That about sums up the risk to children: the evidence shows that children are not at risk.

So I ask again – ‘effective’ against what? There appears to be no threat to children, so what are the vaccines protecting them against?

And are they actually effective? Data from the CDC show case rates among children who got two shots were higher than rates in children who did not get the shots.

A CDC study also found that the effectiveness of two doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots against symptomatic COVID-19 infection “was modest and decreased rapidly” from December 2021 to February 2022.

The study found that two to four weeks after the second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots, effectiveness was 60.1% among 5 to 11 year-olds. This fell to just 28.9% by the second month.

Research by Swiss Policy Research indicates that vaccine protection against symptomatic infection decreased from about 90-95% shortly after vaccination to close to 0% within about half a year.

The fact that current Covid vaccines provide only short-term, rapidly waning protection against infection and transmission means that Covid vaccines contribute very little to infection control, either at the individual level nor at the population level.

Thus, while the risk-benefit ratio may still be positive in senior citizens and other risk groups (based on current evidence), this does not appear to be the case in healthy young adults and children.

Obviously the risks from the vaccine should be set against the risk of a child dying from Covid, which as the data show is practically zero. The data also show it is not even effective in doing what it is claiming to do.

What about the safety? 

As noted above, in promoting the CDC’s recommendation in the USA, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Ashish Jha, stated that the vaccination for children aged 6 months to 5 years was “exceedingly safe and effective and thoroughly tested”.

In responding, Dr. Jeffrey Barke, the Chief Medical Officer for the Convention of States, stated, “This is simply not true,” and that to recommend this product (the vaccine) for six-month-old children “makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.”

“Healthy children do not die from this illness, so it doesn’t make sense to authorise it under emergency authorisation for kids under 18, let alone 6 months,” he added.

He said that these are products for which “there have been no long-term safety studies”.

According to data released in September, more than 55% of children ranging in age between 6 months and 2 years had a ‘systemic reaction’ after their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Indeed, there were more than 1,000 reports of adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination in children aged 5 and younger, according to CDC data.

And again, according to the CDC, one in 4,500 toddlers have been taken to the hospital emergency room after Covid vaccination, and around 10% experienced serious side-effects. The U.S. Government vaccine adverse events reporting system (VAERS) reports 220 out of the approximately one million babies and toddlers vaccinated were taken to the emergency room right after vaccination.  

According to a study published in JAMA, nearly one in every 500 children under five years who received the Pfizer mRNA Covid vaccine were hospitalised with a vaccine injury, and one in 200 had symptoms ongoing for weeks or months afterwards.

According to VAERS there have been 54,697 adverse event reports received for children from 6 months to 17 years through August 26th 2022, including 149 deaths, 507 permanently disabled and 1,902 cases of myocarditis.

Dr. Peter McCullough, a leading U.S. cardiologist, said about children suddenly dying: “It’s through the roof.” “Before Covid vaccines there were four cases of myocarditis per million… The current estimates are now… 25,000 per million.”

Meanwhile Denmark has banned Covid vaccines for anyone under 18 unless prescribed by a doctor based on an individual assessment of high risk.