New Study Doesn’t Justify Reckless Child Vax Mandates
Will leftists learn anything from the backlash to their overreach in Virginia?
The next step in Joe Biden’s misguided war to “eliminate” COVID-19 is vaccine mandates for children ages five and up. This completely unnecessary measure, which is likely coming down the pike, has two new developments spurring it forward.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, gave the thumbs up for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for kids. This is on the heels of the Food and Drug Administration giving emergency approval for the children’s vaccine a week prior. This fast-tracks eligibility for 28 million children to receive the vaccine.
The other interesting development is that it’s being widely reported that a new CDC study shows evidence that the COVID vaccine is more effective than natural immunity. This is an oversimplification of what the study actually finds. In the summary of the study, it says:
A systematic review and meta-analysis including data from three vaccine efficacy trials and four observational studies from the US, Israel, and the United Kingdom, found no significant difference in the overall level of protection provided by infection as compared with protection provided by vaccination; this included studies from both prior to and during the period in which Delta was the predominant variant.
The justification for declaring that natural immunity is not as effective as vaccines is that some people who had the infection developed different levels of antibodies. Scientists don’t know at what level natural antibodies are effective against reinfection of the virus, whereas the vaccine produces a predictable amount. The bottom line is that the CDC says a person who has natural immunity is not to be considered fully protected unless they also get the jab. A few weeks ago, our Mark Alexander said, “[Anthony] Fauci and the CDC have responded that natural immunity is all well and good, but getting the vaccine on top of the immunities would be even better.”
It seems a little convenient that they now have a study that sort of proves this point.
One of Biden’s biggest promises when running for president was that he would eradicate COVID. He had the advantage of being able to ride the coattails of President Donald Trump’s triumphant vaccine development. These mRNA vaccines are a modern miracle, but there are several issues with efficacy. The vaccine is likely only effective for a short amount of time. Moreover, the goal posts keep shifting in terms of what is considered immunity. Like most respiratory illnesses, COVID develops variants, which diminish vaccine efficacy. Ultimately, Biden’s campaign promise has proven to be a very foolish one because COVID, as we have long suspected, appears to be permanent and seasonal.
The issue with vaccine mandates is that they represent gross government overreach and an attempt to control a population that values individual liberties. All across the board, mandates are unpopular whether you’re a first responder, a healthcare worker, a person who works for the airlines, or just an average American worker.
And now this administration is signaling to the American people that mandates are coming for their children.
Moreover, mandates for kids are a completely superfluous measure. Harvard University medical professor Martin Kulldorff notes: “I don’t think children should be vaccinated for COVID. I’m a huge fan of vaccinating children for measles, for mumps, for polio, for rotavirus, and many other diseases, that’s critical. But COVID is not a huge threat to children. … They don’t die from this, except in very rare circumstances. … COVID is not a big risk factor for children.”
Vaccine mandates for young children do pose a risk. “We’re never gonna learn about how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it. That’s the way it goes,” said
Nancy Pelosi FDA panelist Dr. Eric Rubin. (Recall Pelosi’s infamous ObamaCare quote: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”) Even in the Pfizer approval announcement, it admits that the sample size of children tested was not large enough to determine how likely it is that a child could develop myocarditis. This pushing of the vaccine mandate for children is largely an experiment. The mandate is all about power that this administration is willing to take at the expense of our children.
The administration is overreaching in its gluttony for power by trying to enforce more vaccine mandates. These are not going to be popular amongst parents because this time it’s our children they are stepping on. The recent gubernatorial race in Virginia can attest to the fact that when a candidate messes with our kids, moms and dads are going to stand up and fight. Just like the Goddess of Virtue is spearing a tyrant on the Virginia flag, Americans who love Liberty will unite and say, Sic Semper Tyrannus — thus always to tyrants.
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