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Marius Clore
Marius Clore
2 years ago

Agree with everything that Vinay Prasad says in the article. A refreshing dose of common sense.

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Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
2 years ago

If you put all this together, the story becomes clear. The vaccine trials have been inconclusive. Most children have had Covid already, and the ability for a vaccine to further improve their health is limited. Finally, they are at extremely low risk to begin with. 

So why on earth was there ever a plan to jab children
or most people for that matter?!
This entire situation is beyond INSANE!
In regard to jabbing of children, see my email questioning this, forwarded to the chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI): Why does ATAGI recommend COVID-19 mRNA injections for all children aged 5 to 11 years? 22 April 2022.

Jeremy Sansom
Jeremy Sansom
2 years ago
Reply to  Elizabeth Hart

Thank you for sharing this, Elizabeth. I hope we will get to hear the outcome.

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
2 years ago
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Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
2 years ago
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Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
2 years ago
Reply to  Elizabeth Hart

Vinay Prasad says:

Children have always been at relatively low risk, but newer variants appear to be even less risky for them. A recent preprint from the UK suggests that children infected with Omicron were less likely to be hospitalised with severe disease than children infected with the alpha or delta variants. We have also learned that MIS-C is less common often with the newer variants. Delta was less likely to trigger the condition than alpha, and CDC data suggests that omicron was less likely to trigger it than delta. 

Why are children being jabbed?!
As I said in my previous comment, this is INSANE!
Children obviously have a very effective natural immune response. What will it mean for them to be deliberately given defective Covid-19 ‘leaky vaccines’ that don’t prevent infection nor transmission?
What happens now – will they be jabbed every few months in this mad off-the-cuff experiment, where the protagonists don’t seem to have a clue what they’re doing
or do they?
How did this even happen, how did an ethics committee approve the trials in children, in individuals who it was already known weren’t at risk of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and weren’t at risk of disease, i.e. Covid-19. 
In this regard, see my email to Andrew Pollard, Chief Investigator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine trials: Who initiated the plan to vaccinate the entire global population against SARS-CoV-2? 30 June 2021.

Joff Brown
Joff Brown
2 years ago

I simply cannot understand how this insanity about covid in kids seems to have taken hold in the US. And it seems to be the type of people most likely to say “follow the science” who refuse to believe that covid presents a minuscule risk to children.

Philippe W
Philippe W
2 years ago

Nobody’s panicking. In fact, turns out 19 in every 20 British parents were asking the right questions all along.
From last week:
One in 20 eligible children have Covid jabs amid lacklustre take-up
Just 262,000 children have received their vaccinations as centres use therapy dogs and games to make the experience more ‘child-friendly’
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/28/one-20-eligible-children-have-covid-jabs-amid-lacklustre-take/

Martin Smith
Martin Smith
2 years ago

Is it hysteria caused by relentless official propaganda about Covid, or performative virtue pretending to a higher level of morality to ordinary folk? I certainly suspect it is most prevalent among prosperous white middle-class (in UK terms) college graduate types.

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Peter Imeson
Peter Imeson
2 years ago

At first I assumed you were joking, but maybe not. Firstly, it’s clear the vaccines are doing nothing to halt the spread. Also the thought that we should give children a vaccine which is not fully tested and provides them with no benefit ‘to set the social tone’ seems beyond insane.

Andrea 0
Andrea 0
2 years ago

Godsthruth!
Said that, even here (UK) I keep seeing some masked younger kids. They have always been few in number, but they are still around.

Marius Clore
Marius Clore
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrea 0

Even more so in the US. Indeed, more mask kids than old people as far as I can tell.

Andrew Horsman
Andrew Horsman
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrea 0

Masking kids is child abuse. It’s as simple as that. The photo accompanying this story is a profoundly disturbing depiction of child abuse. Unherd are within their rights to publish it because it is important that this child abuse is recorded and reported upon. But it is child abuse and the perpetrators of this need to take a long hard look in the mirror and come to terms with what they are doing to their kids, and stop it, now. The attempt in New York to mandate masks for the under fives epitomises just far psychotic adults are prepared to go to perpetuate the lies that they are telling to themselves and others. Sick.

Susan
Susan
2 years ago

No, don’t panic about unvaccinated kids. Panic about VACCINATED kids. A new study of the Pfizer injections demonstrates that they do indeed alter our DNA. Is this what we want for our children? Come on people – wake up!!!

Will Bash
Will Bash
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

Dr. Vinay Prasad knows that his antivax-lite message encourages hard-core science-deniers like Susan and others here. He just doesn’t care. And really, why should he? After all, his employer, UCSF, has just awarded him with promotion to Full Professor, which means big bucks in his pocket. Meanwhile he insults concerned parents by calling them “panicking,” “angry,” “unwilling to leave the pandemic behind,” & “hysterical.” Shameful.

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Howard Gleave
Howard Gleave
2 years ago

Good article. But the statement “Young children are at low risk from the virus” is a huge understatement.

Perry de Havilland
Perry de Havilland
2 years ago

I worry far more about the future of the vaccinated ones.

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
2 years ago

Further to my previous comments, which note the defective Covid-19 ‘leaky vaccines’ don’t prevent infection nor transmission, i.e. don’t provide sterilising immunity.
The monkey trial with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine demonstrated the ‘vaccine’ didn’t prevent infection nor transmission
so why did it go on to human trials? Was this considered?
In this regard, see my email to Boris Johnson: Were ‘leaky vaccines’ deliberately spread round the world? Considering the monkey trial
 22 March 2022.

Lesley van Reenen
Lesley van Reenen
2 years ago

Plenty of people need to be locked up.

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
2 years ago

Are you being sarcastic Thomas Hutcheson?
You say “It helps prevent their inadvertently spreading he disease to others”.
Really? Using Covid-19 ‘leaky vaccines’ that don’t prevent infection nor transmission?
It’s crazy, the children should have been left alone to deal with the virus with their own natural immune response. Who knows what lies ahead for children now with this unnecessary and unethical medical intervention?
Has children’s natural immune response been sacrificed to purportedly protect others? The elderly for instance? In this regard, see my BMJ rapid response published in August 2020: Is it ethical to vaccinate children to protect the elderly?

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart
2 years ago

Also see my email to Fiona Godlee, former editor in chief of The BMJ, which also discusses ‘informed consent’: Why should people not at risk of covid-19 be pressed to have covid-19 injections? 30 May 2021.

ARNAUD ALMARIC
ARNAUD ALMARIC
2 years ago

What happened to that ‘agent provocateur’ and Elizabeth Hart’s erudite reply?

16.18: BST.

JĂŒrg Gassmann
JĂŒrg Gassmann
2 years ago

Thank you