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WE HAVE TO VAX YOUR KIDS TO...SEE WHAT HAPPENS?

10/29/21

So I’m sure most of us have by now heard of this story concerning what one of the "experts" on the FDA vaccine advisory panel said while they discussed approving the COVID vaccine for kids age 5-11 (spoiler alert – it’s a go!). This post will address not only what the guy actually said, but more importantly, how the corporate media which lies to you every single day tried to spin the story.

During the discussion, an “expert” by the name of Dr. Eric Ruben, who is a professor at Harvard University and also the editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (not quite the credentials of say, a Fauci, but still pretty good) said (always my caps for emphasis) “…WE’RE NEVER GOING TO LEARN ABOUT HOW SAFE THE VACCINE IS UNLESS WE START GIVING IT. THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT GOES.” (the whole thing deserves emphasis) This is pretty much the same exact thing the “experts” said when conducting vax trials on pregnant women. Cool. So let’s be clear, this is what he said. It’s on tape, thankfully, otherwise the quote would most certainly be “fact-checked” as false. It seems pretty clear he said what he meant. He’s not Joe Biden after all. So if you as a parent need to hear anything else to give you pause in rushing out to get Junior vaccinated against a virus from which he stands ZERO risk, then you are lost.

Reading the quote should be game over. But what’s more interesting about this story is how the corporate media tries to mitigate the impact such a quote SHOULD have on the decision-making calculus of American parents (hint – if you get your 5 year old vaccinated, you’re nuts).

The Washington Post, one of the chief water-carriers for a certain segment of our population, published a disinformation piece entitled “An FDA adviser said we need to give kids vaccines to FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR SAFETY. HERE’S THE CRUCIAL CONTEXT.” So it begins with the title, the adviser DID NOT SAY we need to vax kids to FULLY UNDERSTAND their safety. That’s not what he said. He said “WE’RE NEVER GOING TO LEARN” about how safe (or…unsafe) the vax is until we, you know, start giving it. Those two statements are NOT the same thing. So let’s say you took your kid to the amusement park and just before he got on the new roller coaster you asked the attendant about the safety of the ride. If the guy responded with something like “We have no idea, we’re using your kid as a crash test dummy” how many of you would plop Junior in the seat and shout “have fun” as the car shot out of the station?

The Post goes on to tell us “The Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee Tuesday provided a PRETTY RESOUNDING endorsement…” The authors tell us how “…a few LESS THAN RESOUNDING comments” have provided fodder for “conservative media and…vaccine skeptics” and how “Others have suggested the authorization would be akin to TURNING CHILDREN INTO GUINEA PIGS.” Oh those crazy QAnon right-wing hate mongers; concerned about their kids being used as guinea pigs and all. And make no mistake at all: that is EXACTLY, by definition, what your kid will be if you stick a needle in his arm. There is NO WAY around it no matter who mocks you for your concern. Anyone who tells you differently is lying to you. To inject your child with a substance that has been “tested” on a few thousand kids who were then followed for about two months; with nobody having ANY IDEA what kind of longer term effects (perhaps years from now) this could have on children makes them, by the very definition of the term, “GUINEA PIGS”. Teaser alert - we'll discuss something known as "original antigenic sin" soon. Look it up if you can't wait. 

The Post goes on in an attempt to calm your hysteria and “educate” you dopes as to what you don’t understand, to say “But the comments — and the situation — DESERVE SOME CONTEXT.” The authors then give you Dr. Ruben’s larger quote with the “context” it deserves, and to be fair, he does paint a more measured picture than just the headline quote itself does. But that doesn’t change the fact that he said, and meant, “WE’RE NEVER GOING TO LEARN ABOUT HOW SAFE THE VACCINE IS UNLESS WE START GIVING IT.” The rest of the “more measured” nature of his statement doesn’t matter, he is still telling you “We’re experimenting on your kids.” And that’s a fact – they are. The authors even admit that what Ruben says “acknowledges there’s PLENTY WE DON’T YET KNOW, given the limited time and scale of what we’ve been able to study…It’s necessarily a situation in which difficult decisions need to be made without the kind of EXTENSIVE STUDIES EVERYONE WOULD PREFER were done.”  That, of course, is not true. As I have discussed many times, children are at ZERO risk for a serious interaction with COVID and therefore this is NOT “necessarily a situation in which difficult decisions NEED to be made…” Kids are at no risk from the virus and we have no idea what the vaccine may do to them. What are the difficult decisions? Why would you even consider vaccinating your child under these circumstances? They go on to tell us that this type of deliberation is actually “…a GOOD thing when it comes to transparency and instilling confidence in the process.” and how having someone admit they're experimenting on our kids is actually GOOD because it’s all about “…giving parents the option.” They’re right on that one; if you understand and appreciate what Dr. Ruben said and you're still scared and weak enough to vax your kid that IS your option.

But before you drag Cindy-Lou to the local re-education center…I mean vaccine distribution site, you might want to take into account the opinions of some other “experts” who aren’t quite as gung-ho on jabbing Junior as we are here in the U.S.

From a recent article in the New York Times: “Dr. Jeremy Brown, an expert in respiratory diseases at University College London and a member of Britain’s vaccine advisory group: ‘It is TOO EARLY to know whether myocarditis might permanently weaken the hearts of some people after vaccination…That makes it VERY HARD for us to make the absolute statement that it’s TOTALLY SAFE to give this vaccine…We need some feel for what the LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES of the myocarditis might be…The chance of getting severe COVID in a healthy 12- to 15-year-old is almost NEGLIGIBLE,’ Brown said. ‘Against that, you have to MAKE SURE that the vaccine that you’re giving is UTTERLY SAFE’ Some experts have argued that immunizing children would help to sever chains of transmission and contain the virus. But IMMUNIZING CHILDREN TO PROTECT OTHERS — when there may be a risk to the recipient, however small — was INDEFENSIBLE…‘You don’t vaccinate a 15-year-old to prevent them infecting other adults — THAT’S NOT MORALLY, ETHICALLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO.’ Benjamin Cowling, an epidemiologist at the University of Hong Kong said ‘Clinical trials of the vaccine in children are NOT LARGE ENOUGH to detect rare side effects like myocarditis…You’d only see it when it goes to the population level, and then it’s TOO LATE.’

These of course are valid concerns and they do not take into account longer term effects other than myocarditis which may not become apparent for years. To be fair, there may be NO long-term adverse effects. That would be great. But we simply have NO IDEA, and that is not hyperbole. And again, to risk harm to your child to protect them (or worse, you) against a disease which presents no statistical threat to them ain’t right. Ask yourself why other countries, with "experts" at least as smart as the ones we have here, are declining to vaccinate kids under 15, and certainly kids under 12. Why are some only giving one shot to kids instead of two like us? What do they know that we don't? But as always, you do you.  

And let's be clear. Right now the CDC lists 558 kids ages 0-17 under "All Deaths Involving COVID-19". That number is of course nonsense. From the Federalist back in July:

"Dr. Marty Makary is a medical expert and professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Carey Business School. His research team “worked with the nonprofit FAIR Health to analyze approximately 48,000 CHILDREN under 18 diagnosed with Covid in health-insurance data from April to August 2020...After studying comprehensive data on thousands of children, the team 'found a MORTALITY RATE OF ZERO among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia.' Rather than acknowledge this scientific reality, Makary says the CDC continues to use “flimsy evidence” to push the COVID vaccine upon children."

But even using the CDC number, that puts your child's risk of dying from COVID at about 0.0008%. That's eight ten-thousandths of one percent. Every child's death is a tragedy beyond words but please keep the risks here in perspective. So if you are one of those parents who “can’t wait” to get your small children (or older children) vaccinated, please give this some serious thought. ANYONE who tells you that these vaccines are (especially for children) "safe and effective" is lying.

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