This is the Nov. 7 newsletter of Health Choice Vermont, an advocacy group dedicated to preserving health choice and informed consent for parents and all Vermonters.
In a very significant, but not unexpected move, an FDA panel has recommended EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for young children. Some Vermont schools have announced plans for the disparate treatment of non-vaccinated persons, including masking, testing and quarantining only the non-vaccinated. We must not allow non-vaccinated, perfectly healthy and uninfected, and in many cases recovered persons especially children to be set apart and treated differently. And yet, families who do not comply are being set aside and excluded, and some are being threatened with arrest and/or DCF involvement. This is wrong on so many fronts.
At this time, we would like to lay out the facts about the COVID SHOTS and KIDS, as we know them – and please also see Dr. Reider’s Commentary.
- According to data published data by the CDC, 99.99815% of children who contract COVID-19 survive.
- Children are not a significant threat to the elderly and vulnerable as most COVID cases are spread from adults to children.
- There are no long-term safety studies of mRNA covid vaccines because the placebo group was “unblinded” and allowed to get the vaccine.
- This is NOT a FDA approved vaccine – the FDA has merely expanded the Emergency Use Authorization to include children as young as five. In other words, children are now receiving an experimental drug.
- According to the data available from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as of Oct. 8, there have been a total of 21,652 reports of adverse events, including 1,304 serious reactions and 24 deaths in the 12- to 17-year-old age group.
- Healthy adolescents aged 12-17 who have been given covid vaccines have experienced blood clots, myocarditis, neurologic symptoms and extreme fatigue.
- As of October 29, 2021 there have been 856,917 adverse events reported by healthcare providers and recipients, after experimental COVID19 injections, including 18,078 deaths.
Additionally, here are some incredibly alarming statements from members of the very FDA panel convened to assess benefit and risk of this experimental vaccine for children:
1. Dr. Eric Ruin stated: “We’re never going to learn about how safe the vaccine is unless we start giving it, and that’s just the way it goes. That’s how we found out about rare complications of other vaccines.”
2. Dr. Cody Meissner expressed concern about a possible mandate for children: “I am just worried that if we say yes, then the states are going to mandate administration of this vaccine for children to go to school, and I do not agree with that. I think that would be an error at this time.”
3. Dr. James Hildreth stated: “It just seemed to me that in some ways we’re vaccinating children to protect the adults when it should be the other way around. If 30 million children already have some form of immunity, they’ve made their contribution to herd immunity already and our focus should be to get the adults vaccinated to protect the children.”
4. When asked about the vaccine risk benefit for children, one panelist recognized that “myocarditis cases may exceed the benefit of the vaccine [in 12-15 year olds].”
5. FDA advisor, Michael Kurilla, abstained on the vote, citing the fact that he doesn’t think all children need this vaccine, “many have already had Covid infections and have some immunity because of it — and he’s not convinced the vaccine’s protection will last long enough given the current schedule of two doses administered three weeks apart. Some children clearly need this vaccine, said Kurilla, director of the division of clinical innovation at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, but “I don’t see the need for ‘emergency use’ of this vaccine across the entire age group and would have preferred a more nuanced approach.”
The above quotes are from the Oct 26, 2021 meeting. Source: https://www.statnews.com/2021/10/26/pfizer-covid19-vaccine-kids-vrbpac-fda/
Listen also to shocking revelations made by advisors at the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting, on 9/17/2021:
And then, there are concerns about conflict of interest (money) and shoddy science.
Children’s Health Defense Reported on November 1, 2021 that the 17 members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee who voted 17-0 in favor of authorizing Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for kids, all have deep ties to pharma.
“Around the world, doctors, scientists, parents and citizens who have questioned or opposed the need for pediatric COVID vaccination are horrified by the VRBPAC and FDA decisions, having witnessed the cascade of catastrophic post-injection adverse events in adolescents and young adults — including life-altering injuries that FDA and Pfizer refuse to acknowledge,” they explain.
And just days after the announcement of the EUA expansion to include young children, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reportedthat:
“Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer’s pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raise questions about data integrity and regulatory oversight.”
In the BMJ, investigative journalist Paul D Thacker reports that:
“A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, un-blinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson, emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day. Jackson has provided The BMJ with dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails.”
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