COVID-19 Vaccine Should Not Be Mandated for Children: Dr. Scott Atlas

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The COVID-19 vaccine should not beryllium mandated for children since it does not “necessarily benefit” them similar the vaccines required for schoolhouse and kid care, according to erstwhile White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas.

“Those vaccines that are mandated for children, adjacent if you judge they should beryllium mandated, are for diseases that are highly unsafe to children and highly communicable to different children, who truthful person a precocious information from that virus,” Atlas said successful an interrogation with EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders.”

“That is not the lawsuit with this disease. Children bash not person a precocious hazard from this disease. Children bash not needfully payment themselves from the vaccination of this,” helium added.

Atlas, a elder chap for the Hoover Institute astatine Stanford University, said that kids whose immune strategy is highly compromised should see getting vaccinated, but to necessitate steadfast children to person the COVID-19 vaccines would interruption the Declaration of Helsinki, a acceptable of ethical principles developed by the World Medical Association to usher physicians and scientists conducting experiments involving humans.

“In fact, the forced vaccines, peculiarly for children, interruption respective of the codes outlined successful the Declaration of Helsinki from 1964,” Atlas said. “And I think, erstwhile you commencement having a nine that violates immoderate of the astir basal codes of ethics, I deliberation we’re successful trouble.”

Pfizer said that it had submitted preliminary information of its COVID-19 vaccine proceedings for children aged 5 to 11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tuesday. This comes lone 2 days aft the vaccine manufacturer’s Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla told ABC’s “This Week” that the institution volition soon petition authorization of its vaccine.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine A five-dose vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is held successful Los Angeles, Calif., connected Sept. 21, 2021. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said that the information connected the 2,268 children aged 5 to 11, who were fixed a 10-microgram dose of a two-dose regime, showed that the vaccine was harmless and triggered an antibody effect akin to that observed successful those aged 16 to 25 from a erstwhile trial, who had received 30-microgram doses. But whether the vaccine was effectual successful preventing illness successful kids is inactive chartless arsenic the companies did not merchandise this information successful their property merchandise past week.

Pfizer’s vaccine is the lone 1 granted exigency usage successful adolescents aged 12 to 15 and approved for radical 16 and older.

Although kids are at highly debased hazard from COVID-19 and bash not importantly dispersed the disease, determination is inactive a propulsion to get them inoculated. One of the reasons for the propulsion is that it could assistance support society, which is simply a large interest for Atlas.

“Are we a society, a civilization, wherever we are utilizing our children, adjacent if they did spread, arsenic shields? We’re going to inject our children with an experimental cause that they don’t person a important payment from, to shield ourselves,” Atlas said.

He added: “I volition ne'er usage my children arsenic shields to someway support me. That’s truly conscionable a heinous usurpation of each motivation principles successful my view.”

Opponents of vaccinating children accidental that the vaccine uses “experimental technology” and lacks semipermanent information data. Pfizer states successful its property releases that the vaccine whitethorn origin adverse events including bosom inflammation and different “serious and unexpected broadside effects” that person not been reported yet, since “the imaginable broadside effects of the vaccine are inactive being studied successful objective trials.”

The vaccines person shown that they bash not support afloat vaccinated radical from getting infected oregon transmitting COVID-19, the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, aft respective months.

Epoch Times Photo Students enactment up earlier classes commencement connected the archetypal time of the schoolhouse year, successful Montreal connected Aug. 31, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), astir 544 children aged 0 to 18 had died from confirmed oregon presumed COVID-19 betwixt Jan. 4, 2020 and Sept. 18, 2021, retired of a full of 672,020 deaths from each ages.

However, comprehensive studies from the United Kingdom that are inactive waiting to beryllium peer-reviewed, recovered that the wide hazard of dying oregon getting severely sick from COVID-19 was highly debased successful children. The studies besides recovered that COVID-19 caused 25 deaths successful kids younger than 18 betwixt March 2020 and February 2021.

Federal wellness authorities are apt to authorize the vaccine for children soon. The FDA said that it was “prepared to implicit its reappraisal arsenic rapidly arsenic possible, apt successful a substance of weeks alternatively than months” and volition “carefully, thoroughly, and independently analyse the information to measure benefits and risks.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the wellness bureau volition urgently reappraisal the information for children erstwhile they’ve been reviewed by the FDA.

“As soon arsenic they get submitted to the FDA, I cognize the FDA is urgently readying to reappraisal these data, it volition spell from the FDA to the CDC, and we volition reappraisal it with akin urgency,” Walensky told Good Morning America on Monday.

Pfizer said that it volition taxable a ceremonial petition for exigency usage of its vaccine for children to the FDA “in the coming weeks,” including to different regulatory authorities astir the world.

Some aesculapian experts are besides questioning the request to inoculate children without semipermanent information data.

“Why would an EUA [emergency usage authorization] for C19 vax for 5-11 yo beryllium given, w/o immoderate efficacy and semipermanent information studies? Why is it OK to judge efficacy based connected seroconversion, erstwhile Ab [antibody] presumption for people immune are not accepted?” Dr. Mahesh Shenai, a neurosurgeon, asked connected Twitter.

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, prof of psychiatry astatine the University of California Irvine School of Medicine replied: “Exactly. And we person not conscionable antibody (or adjacent T-cell) laboratory information for earthy immunity, but besides robust objective grounds of extortion against reinfection, hospitalization, and death. Vaccines for 5-11 yo person support without this yet NI [natural immunity] is ignored with this data?”

Natural immunity from radical who person recovered from COVID-19 continues to not beryllium recognized by the national authorities and businesses mandating vaccines and passports successful the United States.

Atlas said that Americans should person the prime to determine whether they privation to beryllium vaccinated oregon not.

The CDC says that much than 183 cardinal Americans are afloat vaccinated arsenic of Sept. 28.

Meiling Lee


Meiling Lee is simply a wellness newsman for The Epoch Times.

Jan Jekielek

Jan Jekielek

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Jan Jekielek is simply a elder exertion with The Epoch Times and big of the show, "American Thought Leaders." Jan’s vocation has spanned academia, media, and planetary quality rights work. In 2009 helium joined The Epoch Times afloat clip and has served successful a assortment of roles, including arsenic website main editor. He is the shaper of the award-winning Holocaust documentary movie "Finding Manny."