How Long before Experimental Vaccine Is Mandated for Kids in Public Schools? - Granite Grok

How Long before Experimental Vaccine Is Mandated for Kids in Public Schools?

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In a surprise vote reversing an earlier decision, the NH Executive Council decided Wednesday to accept $22.5 million in federal vaccination funds, part of which is intended to make coronavirus shots widely available for children 5-11.

How long before this turns into mandating shots for kids in order to attend public schools that receive federal funding?

Our healthcare workers find themselves in that bind now.

Taiwan announced this week it is halting second-dose Pfizer shots for kids 12-17, out of concern for the adverse effect of myocarditis – that is inflammation of the heart that can cause dysfunction of the organ. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have confirmed 1,031 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis, following Covid-19 jabs.


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Last month, the FDA was still weighing the risk of the Pfizer shot causing heart problems in children, even though children are at little risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. In their deliberations, the FDA looked at outcomes generated by modeling technology. One of the concerns was the potential risks of youth spreading the infection to others if they don’t get a shot.

I find this puzzling since advocates of these vaccines admit low or waning efficacy in their ability to slow the spread.

Now, just a month later, the CDC has given its OK for 5- to 11-year-olds to receive the Pfizer serum following FDA emergency use authorization.  What changed between last month and this month that convinces officials at the FDA and CDC that it is safe?

The answer is Nothing.

They don’t really know. Guiding public health through scientific modeling is fraught with pitfalls.

If you watch the video of an FDA advisory committee meeting on this topic from last month, you’ll hear one of its members say, “We’re never going to learn about how safe the vaccine is unless we start giving it…” To hear these comments in context, tune to 6:50:00.

This amounts to public health by trial and error. And as we’ve seen in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries, the errors are seldom acknowledged, the experiments continue, and injuries are ignored.

The information provided by Pfizer about its clinical trials in the 5-11 age group is “not a lot to go on,” according to a September statement made by the director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

If there’s not a lot of information to go on, how can any of us be sure it is safe for kids?

New Hampshire’s Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee still needs to approve the move to accept the vaccination funds. It is expected to take up the issue at its meeting on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. in Room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

RebuildNH is calling on those who oppose approval to make their voices heard in person and by emailing Fiscal Committee members.

How can New Hampshire agree to take more money to push an experimental shot from an administration bent on mandating it, even to the point of pushing frontline workers and others out of their jobs? What will this mean for our public schools in the days ahead?

This latest Executive Council vote to accept the $22.5 million has been described as a bipartisan compromise, in which New Hampshire states its opposition to vaccine mandates. But the caveat is legally meaningless since it is nonbinding.

Legislators can’t have it both ways. Money from the feds always comes with strings attached.

Do we want those strings attached to our kids?

 

Priscilla Morrill has more than 12 years of journalism experience covering the Monadnock region, New Hampshire’s presidential primary and state politics.

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