Israel started vaxxing young children in late November, as did Canada and the United States. Reports out of the UK suggest it may start there in Spring. I see from this morning’s news that the TGA here has “provisionally approved” Pfizer for 5- to 11-years-olds.
Only one child under 12 years has died with Covid in Australia and that child in Victoria, sadly, had serious comorbidities. So, what exactly is the rationale for vaccinating Australian children?
In a recent article on the-pipeline (a North American site) I quoted Dr. Eric Rubin, professor of immunology at Harvard, and a member of the FDA advisory committee. When asked, prior to FDA approval, about the safety of the Pfizer vaccine for children, he replied, “we’re never going to learn about how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it. That’s just the way it goes.”
The question I posed and will pose again: why are children akin to lab rats among those on the left? The median age of those dying from Covid is 85+ years. The only rationale, therefore, for experimenting on children is to save the old. This kind of thinking is so at odds from the moral standards of the quite recent past and from common decency that it’s mindboggling.
There is no medical justification for vaccinating young children against Covid. Older children too for that matter. They face no risk to speak of from the virus. Nothing of certainty is known about the risks they face from the vaccines. Outside of these abnormal and hysterical times, the vaccines would not be given to children. If the principal rationale is to inhibit the spread of the virus among adults, it’s grotesque and unconscionable. “Close enough to evil to scare me,” I said in the article I referenced above.