The CDC is not God, as much as the Democrats would like it to be. Florida’s surgeon general doesn’t think COVID shots should be mandatory for healthy kids. The CDC says children over the age of 5 need to be vaccinated, but a study suggested the risks outweigh the benefits. The shot would only be 12% effective against Omicron in children ages 5-11. Kids tend to have strong immune systems built from playing.
Dr. Joseph Ladapo spoke against the CDC
The doctor made the announcement at a round table discussion with Governor Ron DeSantis. He was joined by fellow physicians and medical experts who spoke critically of the mandates and lockdowns.
Those involved in the medical field have seen consequences of the mandates that were harmful. If at least Florida can cut back on some of this, it’s a step in the right direction.
The CDC wants compliance
That you might not get with a free people. Dr. Ladapo’s decision was based on concern about the vaccine. Why get a shot that’s only 12% effective and might have other side effects we don’t know about?
Dr. Robert Malone is an mRNA expert who spoke during the discussion.
“There is no justification for mandating vaccines for children, full stop. We’re of the strong opinion that if there is risk, there must be choice. As far as we’re concerned, there is no medical emergency now, and there is therefore no justification for the declaration of medical emergency and the suspension of rights that has occurred with that re-upping of the medical emergency by the executive branch.”
The CDC tells you
What they want you to hear. That’s it. Dr. Martin Kulldorff, the scientific director for Brownstone Institute said he didn’t know to what extent the vaccine helped against serious illness and death.
“Right now in the U.S., the Omicron wave is going down. Right now I think the benefits of vaccinating children are very small. We know that there’s a risk of myocarditis for young boys and young men, but also for girls. There might be other adverse reactions that we don’t know about yet. So for children, the benefits we know are at best, very small and we don’t know what the risk-benefit ratio is. I think under those circumstances, it’s unethical to mandate vaccinations for children.”
Others spoke against the CDC
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is one of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration. This is a group of infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists. He said, “The lockdowns were an enormous catastrophic mistake that should never be repeated. When we think about lockdowns, we should recoil with horror because the policies we followed have violated not just medical ethics, but also crushed the ability for scientists to discuss openly with each other facts and evidence.”
Dr. Tracy Beth Høeg spoke as well.
“We’ve really had an inversion of the precautionary principle. I think that’s a great theme because it relates to school closures, lockdowns and masks. We know that masks interfere with communication, and children do not like wearing them. The children with hearing impairments and other impairments have difficulty wearing masks. And, we’re forcing them to do this just because we have this idea that they’re going to be doing something good. We have actually no high-quality evidence showing that they are.”