Covidiocy And Vaccine Mandates For Children
Covidiocy And Vaccine Mandates For Children
The United States has been struck with a pandemic of Covidiocy. Covidiocy is the state where people are so fearful of an illness, Covid-19, that they engage in acts of sheer idiocy to protect themselves from an illness with a 97 to 99.75% survival rate. It’s been bad enough for the last two years, but then they came for the children. All bets are off now, baby.
To be very clear, I love vaccines. DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus), Polio, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella, Meningococcal, and the annual influenza vaccines are true manmade miracles. I never in my life ever questioned the efficacy and necessity of these vaccines. You can argue timing or dosage, but you cannot question that the vaccines save lives and prevent serious injuries. Also, when I was eligible for the Moderna mRNA vaccine, I signed up for the first slot at Walgreens. I waited to get to get the second shot because I thought the two shots were given to closely together. All of these decisions were made in an educated and rational manner.
But what is up with this push to get children vaccinated? To mandate the vaccine for children? Rich Lowry writing in National Review wondered about this push:
It was less than three months ago that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Covid-19 vaccine for children on an emergency basis, and already there are debates whether schools should mandate it and jurisdictions prohibit unvaccinated kids from engaging in activities.
California, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C., have scheduled mandates to take effect when the FDA fully approves the vaccine for kids. Los Angeles and Oakland have mandates, although they’ve been delayed. New York City mayor Eric Adams says he’s weighing a mandate, and bills in the New York State legislature would implement one statewide.
When the FDA advisory panel met last October, several experts said they hoped giving emergency approval wouldn’t lead to mandates. FDA official Peter Marks pooh-poohed the possibility, evidently underestimating the irresistible urge of officialdom in blue areas toward pandemic coercion.
Government officials love to mandate. That’s why they are government officials. That’s why the urge of Leftists to mandate vaccines for children was inevitable. If, and that’s a big if, the vaccines were efficacious, I might get my child vaccines. But, even the CDC doesn’t make a claim that the vaccines will keep you from getting sick. From the CDC website:
Vaccinating children ages 5 years and older can help protect them from getting COVID-19, spreading the virus to others, and getting sick if they do get infected. While COVID-19 tends to be milder in children than adults, it can make children very sick, require hospitalization, and some children have even died. Children with underlying medical conditions are more at risk for severe illness compared to children without underlying medical conditions.
Getting your child vaccinated helps to protect your child and your family, including siblings who are not eligible for vaccination and family members who may be at risk of getting very sick if infected. Vaccination is now recommended for everyone ages 5 years and older. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only one available to children ages 5 years and older.
The polio vaccine is 100% effective. Can you imagine the fear if the polio vaccine “can” help protect? The biggest contributor to the current Covidiocy is the confusing language and outright lies from people like FJB, Jen Psaki, Ouchie Fauci and Justice Sonia Sotamayor, the “wise Latina” who thinks 100,000 children are hospitalized with Covid, many on ventilators. The number is closer to 5,000 children in hospital beds with Covid or suspected Covid.
Many of the people pushing Covidiocy have a vested interest, teachers’ unions and politicians, in wielding this kind of power. Speaking of Coviodiots, here is Joe Biden telling you to get your kids vaxxed last week:
Hard pass, old man.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson talked about this back in October 2021 to Maria Bartiromo:
MARIA BARTIROMO: Dr. Carson, you headed the pediatric neurosurgery unit at Johns Hopkins. Do you agree with the CDC’s decision to vaccinate children 5 to 11 with the Pfizer vaccine?
DR. BEN CARSON: Absolutely not.
The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate for children from COVID-19 is 0.025, which is very similar to the rate for seasonal flu. And we haven’t been for years and years going through all these things for seasonal flu.
Plus, we don’t know what the long-term impact of these vaccines is. So this is really sort of a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don’t know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like? It makes no sense whatsoever.
And, also, getting to this whole ideal of natural immunity, there have been a number of studies that have shown that it is very, very effective. You look at the Cleveland Clinic study, 1, 300 of their health care workers who had been previously infected, none of them got reinfected.
I am going to trust Dr. Carson before I trust anyone from the CDC or National Institutes of Health. Follow your own instincts on vaccinating your children. It may or may not make sense for your family. Don’t fall for the Covidiocy.
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