Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has altered its Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include children aged five through 11, what new horrors await American parents, courtesy of the vaccine cultists?
Will eight- and nine-year-olds be barred from schools or other activities if they haven’t been vaccinated? Are parents of unvaccinated children going to be bullied and berated in the media and by school boards and teachers? One can only imagine how this latest round of hysteria is going to play out.
Vaccination is a tricky topic altogether – and the scientific pros and cons have been swept aside to make room for a political food fight. People who oppose vaccine mandates are being called “anti-vaxxers,” even though most of them are not, in fact, opposed to vaccinations. When young children are thrown into the equation, it is an even more delicate subject.
In a Sane World…
In a normal world, it would be left entirely up to parents to decide whether they have their children vaccinated against COVID-19. Some will choose to do so out of an abundance of caution. Others will opt for vaccination because they have been deceived into believing the virus will almost certainly kill their child, should he or she contract it. Still more will go for vaccination because their children are at greater risk due to already existing conditions. And then, of course, there are the parents who would rather expose their children to the possibility of catching COVID-19 – knowing that it is very unlikely to do them any harm – rather than have their kids injected with a vaccine that has not been subjected to the proper trials and approval process.
Whatever the case, it should be a decision for parents. The virus over which so many people have been losing their minds for the past two years does not present anything like a great enough danger to pre-teens to argue that, for public health reasons, the parents should be overruled.
Unfortunately, the normal world was left behind in early 2020 when people whose thirst for control over other people’s lives manufactured a deadly health crisis that didn’t really exist. That’s not to say the virus itself, COVID-19, is not a real virus. But the general public was led to believe this coronavirus was far more lethal than it actually was. In particular, young children – assuming an absence of other major health problems – are in almost no danger from COVID-19.
The Real (Scientific) Risk to Kids
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 2,876,074 recorded COVID-19 cases among children aged 0-11. The number of fatal cases in this age group stands at 416 – assuming each of those recorded deaths was in fact caused by the virus, as opposed to a child testing positive for COVID-19 but dying from some other condition. These figures are accurate (or what the CDC calls accurate) as of October 30, 2021.
It should be recognized that, for the parents of the 416 children tragically taken from them, it is of little comfort that 0.0145% of COVID-19 cases in children 11 years old or younger resulted in death. That figure should be of interest, though, to parents who are now facing the decision of whether to have their young ones vaccinated or not. Additionally, as much as pro-vaccine politicians and health “experts” like to talk about vaccine efficacy, no one is denying the fact that fully vaccinated individuals can still contract and transmit COVID-19.
So, the question, for parents, becomes one of risk versus, well, risk. Take their chances with the virus or take their chances with the vaccine – and perhaps their children still end up catching the virus. Thankfully, COVID-19 numbers are falling all across the country, which will, with any luck, take the wind out of the sails of those who are hell-bent on pumping experimental chemical cocktails into the bodies of every living man, woman, and child.
~ Read more from Graham J. Noble.