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Are Vaccine Mandates For Kids Next?

It goes without saying that parents almost always know what’s best for their kids. But the FDA and woke officials in the White House and Congress don’t agree. They intend to force COVID vaccines on your kids, whether you like it or not. Don’t let them. It’s politics, not science.

In a desperate bid to find more COVID victims to save with experimental vaccines, the Federal Drug Administration just gave the Pfizer anti-COVID vaccine “emergency use” authorization for children aged 5-11. Get ready for a big propaganda push.

The unanimous vote by the 17 members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee wasn’t without misgivings, though.

“It is reassuring to me that we are giving a lower dose,” said Dr. Paul Offit, head of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The dose is a third of the full adult load.

I am just worried that if we say yes, then the states are going to mandate administration of this vaccine for children to go to school and I do not agree with that,” added Dr. Cody Meissner, a professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. “I think that would be an error at this time.” 

“One big issue was the theoretical risk of myocarditis – an inflammatory heart condition,” a CNN news story noted. “It’s been seen in some people who got Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and is more common among young men, although it’s usually mild. Not enough young children were tested to show whether they’re also at risk.” (Emphasis ours.)

The risk, in fact, isn’t theoretical; it’s real. A growing number of parents report heart issues and other serious problems from the vaccines. Just look here and here. It’s why most European countries still aren’t letting kids under 12 be vaccinated.

The fact is, healthy kids don’t need an experimental vaccine for a disease that has so little impact on them as a group. It’s not children most at risk, but older Americans with other ailments. They’re the ones who are most likely to die from a COVID infection.

“Children are 15 times less likely to be hospitalized with the disease than individuals who are 85 or older, and 570 times less likely to die,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as reported by the Epoch Times.

From Jan. 1, 2020, through late October of this year, just 97 children aged 5 to 11 died with COVID (note: not necessarilyfrom it), says the CDC. That’s a mere 0.00012% of all deaths from COVID.

If you further limit the data to just the last 12 months ending Oct. 3 of this year, 66 children total died with COVID. By comparison, other maladies were far more deadly for the same age group: “accidents (969 deaths); malignant neoplasms (cancer) (525); congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (274); assault/homicide (207); heart disease (115); chronic lower respiratory diseases (107); influenza and pneumonia (84); intentional self-harm/suicide (also 66 deaths).”

So even the regular flu was more deadly than COVID. Why not mandate vaccines for that, too?

The truth is, COVID isn’t a serious threat to kids up to 18. And no, we’re not against vaccines. They’ve been shown to work well at preventing hospitalizations and deaths for those in the highest-risk groups. If you’re at extreme risk, you’d be wise to get a shot.

But as the Daily Mail reported, “Parents have been split 50-50 over vaccinating children because kids . . . make up less than 0.1% of all COVID deaths in the U.S.” Not to mention that the effects of experimental drugs on kids are still unknown.

As with lockdowns, vaccine mandates are not really about health at all. They’re about control. In this case, government control of your children.

The Biden administration and its many supporters on the left want you to think, “government knows best.” No doubt they’ll eventually accuse vaccine-hesitant families of being child abusers. But it is they, forcing the shot on children, who are the abusers.

After all, control is the reason why the White House and far-left congressional Democrats call hundreds of thousands of parents “domestic terrorists” simply for objecting to schools imposing insane woke identity politics and Marxist critical race theory propaganda on their children.

Not surprisingly, the FDA “recommendation” came after months of intense pressure from the Biden administration and congressional Democrats. Just last week, the White House released its plan for using Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to force-inoculate as many as 28 million kids. This is part and parcel of the left’s war on families.

As noted, the vaccine is approved only for “emergency” use for those under 16. Yet the data clearly show there is no “emergency” for kids. If there is an emergency it’s in letting an uncaring state take over the job of raising our kids, as happened in both China and the USSR. Now that’s real child abuse.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • Tyranny, pure and simple. Medically, indefensible. It will be like thalidomide (the basis for the current FDA regulations) on a much larger scale, as the long-term effects emerge years or decades later from these Jabs of Political Obedience being extended from the workplace to schools and pre-K. It is a potential crime against humanity that is being proposed, on a scale beyond Dr. Josef Mengele who was at least collecting scientific data from his experiments. This is genocidal in scale in comparison, and should not be inflicted on the most vulnerable people in society, which children are in terms of development stage. Absolutely appalling.

    Those in the FDA, NIH and elsewhere should face tribunals or trials and ropes like in Nuremberg after WWII if this turns out bad. But Politically it does fit Democrat, communist, progressive goals perfectly: They have imported the replacements, permanently unvaxxed kids via Open Borders in the southern USA. Shades of ethnic population cleansing. Stalin would have approved. The USA needs a real investigative media capable of reporting truth, rather than a mainstream media propaganda machine endlessly promoting an agenda and colluding with social media and government to suppress alternative or dissenting viewpoints. Congress and the GOP are strangely mute. Fox Business News falsely calls the vaxx mandates laws, but the vaxx mandates have never been introduced as bills in Congress, never been debated and never been voted upon. So, the vaxx mandates for kids and workers are diktats, not laws. In a free country (like the old USA), people would at at least be allowed to vote on issues of this magnitude. Now we know why the 2020 election has to go unaudited, as it is a variation on the 1917 Russian Bolshevik Potemkin election results.

  • I’m no conspiracy nut, but one has to wonder, given what Bill Gates has said in the past about population control, what the real reason for vaccinating kids is. Does the vaccine inhibit in any way what happens to fertility when these kids reach puberty?

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