On Tuesday, the White House held a private call with U.S. governors to prepare them for vaccinating children against Covid-19. Whether the vaccines are safe, effective, or necessary is still a matter of public debate ‒ even concerning adults.
But as we’ve learned throughout this year, vaccine coercion has become a favored tool of lawmakers who wish to impose politics over factual science, and parents can expect this will continue even when concerning their children.
Children Are Unlikely To Experience Death or Severe Symptoms
After a year and a half of fearmongering and Covid variant news frenzies, children are still the least likely to experience severe Covid-19 issues or deaths. Individuals 80 and older continue to dominate the most at-risk category, which makes sense given that the average human lifespan is less than 80.
Report after report after report displays the truth that even if children do come in contact with the virus and catch it they’re more likely to be asymptomatic. But despite this, the White House, the CDC, and Pfizer have been working to develop a Covid-19 vaccine for children. What’s more, the White House has already purchased 28 million doses of the pediatric vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Even if children do come in contact with the virus and catch it they’re more likely to be asymptomatic.
“It's important that all of us recognize that parents have been waiting for a pediatric vaccine for a long time so they will understandably be very eager to get their kids vaccinated or kids vaccinated right away,” Jeff Zients, White House Covid coordinator stated in the call. But are they really?
Proper Testing and Treatments
As a mother, I am concerned about the health and welfare of my children, but that includes making sure that everything my children put into their bodies helps them. It’s the reason my family limits junk food and avoids fast food and sugary drinks.
It’s easy to get caught up in a health-scare, but mothers and fathers must remember to do their own research and discuss medical options with their own personal healthcare provider instead of making life-changing decisions based on politics.
One of the main concerns with these vaccines is that they haven’t been properly tested. Traditional clinical trials take years of testing before a drug can be deemed safe. That is because it takes, on average, “5-10 years, and sometimes longer, to assess whether the vaccine is safe and efficacious in clinical trials, complete the regulatory approval processes, and manufacture sufficient quantities of vaccine doses for widespread distribution,” according to John Hopkins University and Medicine.
Traditional clinical trials take years of testing before a drug can be deemed safe.
Before the Obama Presidency, this was non-negotiable. Then Obama signed the Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines into law and that relaxed standard protocols to mass vaccinate our population with rushed vaccines without liability in the event of a pandemic. Whether this policy was well-intentioned or not, it arouses suspicion, being that anyone who dies from the Covid-19 vaccine or experiences serious side effects gets no compensation.
The Emergency Use Authorization legislation was created during the H1N1 scare. But much like Covid-19, it turned out to be more comparable to a bad flu than the plague. To make matters worse, the rushed H1N1 vaccine caused permanent brain damage and other serious side effects. And for everyone who says, “Would you rather have a brain damaged child, or a dead one?” that argument doesn’t fit here.
The Covid risks for children are so minuscule that it’s absurd for any government official to even suggest that children must be vaccinated against Covid-19 when most adults don’t even experience severe cases or death. All this does is decrease our trust in the medical industry, which was already waning for some since the factorization of medicine has turned profits into the main goal instead of health and wellness.
Parental Rights and Medical Freedom
To add insult to injury (vaccine injury that is), the early stages of Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials have already revealed hazardous side effects like myocarditis and pericarditis in children and young adults. A young colleague of mine did what she was told and got the vaccine, more for others than herself. After the first dose, the vaccine site swelled up like a softball and she couldn’t feel her arm for three days. After the second dose, she had to be rushed to the ER because her heart was ready to explode. Now she has to be medicated for the rest of her life.
This isn’t anecdotal. So many young people have experienced this that it’s listed on the CDC's own website in black and white. Doctors who remained passive throughout the pandemic are finally speaking out. Yet the Biden Administration and the CDC still recommend these new vaccines to young people.
Furthermore, California has become the first state to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for children to attend public school. Governor Gavin Newsom stated, “The state already requires that students are vaccinated against viruses that cause measles, mumps, and rubella – there’s no reason why we wouldn’t do the same for Covid-19.”
Medical choice is the foundation of body autonomy.
So because older, properly tested vaccines are required, he’s mandating that the next generation be experimented on. Parents who object must wait for the legal process to aid them if they have the finances to sue, and those who don’t must either find a way to afford private school or homeschool. Let’s not even get into how people’s livelihoods are being threatened if they don’t take the vaccine because numerous employers are trying to follow a proposed mandate that has yet to be written, signed, or challenged.
If you thought vaccine coercion was bad enough right now, be prepared. States with strict Covid-19 policies are likely to follow California’s example, and parents need to know when to draw the line between sympathy for others and allowing the state to manipulate them for political gain. They need to start thinking about what alternatives they have and when it’s necessary to utilize them.
Instead of focusing on whether or not people get vaccinated, we should remember that everyone’s situation is different and medical choice is the foundation of body autonomy. It’s why informed consent is the core principle of The Nuremberg Code of 1947. Because governments have experimented on people without their consent before, and unless everyone is made aware of the risks ‒ especially to children ‒ they’re not giving informed consent.
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