Joel S Hirchhorn
The greatest failure of the public health establishment has arrived. Public revolt is now urgently needed.
Of all the many insane aspects of the pandemic nothing compares to what is now going on. It is the federal government and public health establishment pushing COVID vaccines for infants, young children and adolescents. Parents succumbing to this are either grossly uninformed or just plain victims of pro-vaccine propaganda. Two key questions are paramount. Do infants and children really face such high COVID risks that they need vaccination? Are parents well informed about the many known and unknown negative side effects of COVID vaccines?
All the vaccines being used in the US have received emergency use authorization from the FDA. The question that deserves more attention is whether there is any legitimate emergency for non-adults from COVID? If CDC data are seriously examined, then the answer is clearly a resounding “no.” The lowest risk part of the population for serious COVID illness are non-adults. They do not need vaccination if true science is followed.
A recent article noted these facts. Throughout the pandemic, children have represented about 19 percent of all covid infections, and represent about 22 percent of the U.S. population. There have thus far been 442 deaths from covid in children 0-4 years. In early June, 2.7 children out of every 100,000 under the age of 5 years were hospitalized with covid, a significant drop from January when the weekly prevalence was 15.3 of every 100,000. This rate is much lower than the estimated 1-2 percent risk of hospitalizations adults face. For children 5 to 18 there were 815 deaths as of June 2. Moreover, many children who get COVID have serious underlying medical conditions.
Then why are vaccines being pushed for non-adults? There is only one logical reason. To make even more money for vaccine manufacturers. And secondarily, for the government to maintain control of the population.
As the four shots received by Fauci has revealed, vaccines do not actually prevent getting COVID. Most transmission of COVID happens from the vaccinated and boosted. And a high fraction of the over one million American COVID deaths were for the vaccinated.
Yet another sad aspect of this lunacy is how nearly all physicians have succumbed to the pro-vaccine dogma and propaganda. Every parent with a doctor embracing vaccination of their children should question their competence and independence.
Some very interesting data came from a Kaiser Family Foundation Covid-19 Vaccine Monitor poll released in May. There was actually some good news about parental sanity. Here are the key results. Just 18% of parents with children younger than 5 said they were eager to get the youngsters vaccinated immediately. More than a third of parents — 38 percent — said they planned to see how the vaccine works in other children, and especially significant 27 percent reported they would “definitely not” have their children vaccinated. Eleven percent said they would do so if required. That raises the issue that many schools and other places may, indeed, require vaccination of their students or attendees.
One of the pertinent issues that parents should acknowledge is the prevalence of natural immunity that in every way is better and safer than vaccine immunity. In this regard, about 13.5 million children have tested positive for the virus, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, offering them some protection against it.
Moreover, according to federal health data that analyzed blood tests, the number is even higher — by the end of February it showed that 3 out of 4 children nationwide had been infected with the coronavirus. Giving them natural immunity and a very good reason to not get vaccinated. Are enough parents aware of this?
Also note that the pro-vaccine crowd is also pushing booster shots for children. No end to the money-making insanity that grips the nation.
A study on actions in Israel conducted by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is worth noting. It found that among surveyed parents only 37 percent intended to vaccinate their child (aged 5-11) against COVID-19 when the option became available, while 23 percent of parents were undecided and 40 percent had no intention to vaccinate their children.
Child age, however, appears to make a difference in parents’ decision on vaccination. As children’s age increases, parents are more likely to intend to vaccinate them. Accordingly, intention to vaccinate children rises from 30 percent for children aged 5 up to 46 percent for 11-year-old children. Child gender on the other hand, does not matter.
The findings also suggest that parents who oppose child vaccinations against COVID-19 do not oppose vaccinations on principle. Even among parents who are vaccinated themselves against COVID-19, the majority are either still undecided or not intending to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, as only 42 percent of parents claim that they intend to vaccinate their children. Furthermore, previous vaccination of a child is also not an indicator of intention to vaccinate them against COVID-19; only 40 percent of parents who gave their children all their infant and toddler vaccinations on time intend to give them the COVID-19 vaccine as well
In conclusion, if the pro-vaccine elites are victorious in vaccinating the nation’s infants and children, then shame on the nation and its medical and public health establishment.
Dr. Joel S. Hirschhorn, author of Pandemic Blunder and many articles and podcasts on the pandemic, worked on health issues for decades, and his Pandemic Blunder Newsletter is on Substack. As a full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he directed a medical research program between the colleges of engineering and medicine. As a senior official at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the National Governors Association, he directed major studies on health-related subjects; he testified at over 50 US Senate and House hearings and authored hundreds of articles and op-ed articles in major newspapers. He has served as an executive volunteer at a major hospital for more than 10 years. He has been a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and America’s Frontline Doctors.