According to former White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, the COVID-19 vaccine should not be mandatory for children because it does not “necessarily benefit” them like vaccines needed for school and child care.
Atlas said in an interview, “The vaccines that are mandatory for children, even if you think they should be mandatory, are for diseases that are highly dangerous to children and highly communicable to other children, Those who are at high risk from that virus.” With EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders”.
“Not so with this disease. Children are not at high risk of this disease. Children do not necessarily benefit themselves from vaccination,” he said.
Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, said children who have extremely poor immune systems should consider getting vaccinated, but that healthy children need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Helsinki Declaration. which is a set of moral principles. Principles developed by the World Medical Association to guide physicians and scientists conducting experiments involving humans.
“Indeed, forced vaccines, especially for children, violate many of the codes outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki since 1964,” Atlas said. “And I guess, when you start creating a society that violates some of the most basic codes of conduct, I think we’re in trouble.”
Pfizer said on Tuesday it had submitted preliminary data from its COVID-19 vaccine trial for children aged 5 to 11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This comes two days after the vaccine maker’s chief executive, Albert Boerla, told ABC’s “This Week” that the company requested authorization of its vaccine soon.
Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said data from 2,268 children aged 5 to 11 who were given a 10-microgram dose of the two-dose regime showed the vaccine was safe and triggered a similar antibody response. did. A previous trial looked at people aged 16 to 25 who received a 30-microgram dose. But whether this vaccine was effective in preventing disease in children is still unknown because the companies did not release this data in their press release last week.
The Pfizer vaccine is for emergency use only in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age and is approved for people 16 years of age and older.
Although children are at little risk from COVID-19 and do not spread the disease significantly, there is a push to get them vaccinated. One reason for the push is that it can help protect society, which is a major concern for Atlas.
“Are we a society, a civilization, where we are using our children as shields, even though they have spread? We’re going to be injecting our kids with an experimental drug with no significant benefit to shielding them from,” Atlas said.
He continued: “I will never use my children as a shield to protect me in any way. This is indeed a heinous violation of all moral principles in my view.”
Opponents of vaccinating children say the vaccine uses “experimental technology” and lacks long-term safety data. Pfizer said in its press release that the vaccine can cause adverse events, including heart inflammation and other “serious and unexpected side effects” that have not yet been reported, because “the potential side effects of the vaccine are still unknown.” being studied in clinical trials.”
Vaccines have shown that they do not protect fully vaccinated people from contracting or becoming infected with COVID-19, a disease caused by the CCP (Communist Party of China) virus, after several months.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between January 4, 2020 and September 18, 2021, approximately 544 children aged 0 to 18 years died of confirmed or presumed COVID-19, a total of 672,020 children. had died. all ages.
However, a United Kingdom-wide study that is still awaiting peer-review found that the overall risk of dying or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 in children was extremely low. The studies also found that COVID-19 caused 25 deaths among children under the age of 18 between March 2020 and February 2021.
Federal health officials are likely to authorize vaccines for children soon. The FDA said it is “ready to complete its review as soon as possible, possibly in a few weeks rather than months” and “carefully, thoroughly and independently examine the data to evaluate the benefits and risks.” will do.”
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky said the health agency will urgently review the children’s data after it is reviewed by the FDA.
“As soon as they submit to the FDA, I know that the FDA plans to review these data immediately, it will go from the FDA to the CDC, and we will review it with similar urgency,” Valensky said Monday. told Good Morning America. .
Pfizer said it would submit a formal request for emergency use of its vaccine for children to the FDA “in the coming weeks,” including from other regulatory authorities around the world.
Some medical experts are also questioning the need to vaccinate children without long-term safety data.
“Why would there be an EUA” [emergency use authorization] Should the wax be given for 5-11 yo for C19, any efficacy and long-term safety studies? Why is it OK to accept efficacy based on seroconversion, when AB [antibody] The condition is not accepted for immunity naturally?” asked neurosurgeon Dr Mahesh Shenai on Twitter.
Dr. Aaron Kheriati, professor of psychiatry at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, replied: “Absolutely. And we have not only antibody (or even T-cell) laboratory data for natural immunity, but reinfection. There is also strong clinical evidence of protection against , hospitalization and death.5-11 yo vaccines have yet to gain approval NI [natural immunity] With this data is ignored?”
The natural immunity of people who have recovered from COVID-19 is not recognized by the federal government and businesses in the United States that mandate vaccines and passports.
Atlas said Americans should have the option to decide whether they want to get vaccinated.
The CDC says that as of September 28, more than 183 million Americans have been fully vaccinated.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times