From the beginning of the pandemic, almost 18 months ago, children aged 6 months – 19 years have largely been unaffected by Covid 19. Over the last 18 months, this age group has had a 99.997% survival rate for the virus, which means they naturally possess better defence to the virus than any vaccine can offer. Yet, despite this fact, the Government of Australia is expanding the rollout to include children as young as 12 years of age. Children as young as 5 years old are also being discussed as potential recipients, as the vaccine rollout expands.
It is essential to remember that the vaccines are in a phase 3 trial, which means they are still in the experimental stage. That means anyone that has the vaccine is part of a clinical trial, in essence, part of an experiment. Without long term data proving the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, it would be extremely risky to expose your child to the vaccine recalling the fact that your child has a more superior natural immunity to the virus.
Whilst the long-term effects cannot be determined without the passage of time, there is enough data coming out of countries with a more advanced vaccine rollout to cause concern. One side effect of concern, which affects boys to a greater degree, although girls are susceptible to it too, is that of Myocarditis. Myocarditis is the inflammation of the muscular tissue of the heart. According to Pfizer vaccine side effects: Healthy boys more at risk of myocarditis than Covid | Express.co.uk, “Analysis of medical data suggests that boys aged 12 to 15, with no underlying medical conditions, are four to six times more likely to be diagnosed with vaccine-related myocarditis than ending up in hospital with Covid over a four-month period.”
Another side effect with long term implications is that of pericarditis, which is the inflammation of the lining of the heart. In view of the fact that the vaccine cannot improve on a child’s natural immunity, these risks are high with effects lasting a lifetime and not necessary to take.
While you consider all these imminent factors, it comes down to making an informed decision on whether to vaccinate your child. Now, let’s have a look at the possible factors that may drive parents towards getting their children vaccinated. One of the most prominent reasons given to get your child vaccinated is what is known as ‘asymptomatic transmission’. The major worry is that whilst children are not affected to a great degree by the virus, they may be able to transmit the virus. There have been studies conducted on this and as this article asserts, there is very little to no threat of asymptomatic transmission from children. [putting-risk-of-COVID-19-and-transmission -by-children-in-context.pdf (health.qld.gov.au)]
Another reason why parents may consider vaccinating children is the emergence of variants. At the moment, much is being said about the delta variant and its virulence within the community. What the vaccines have shown so far is the immunity they do offer is not long-lasting, hence the need for more shots in quick succession, but what do you do when your child has the vaccine at a young age and is faced with a lifetime of boosters to deal with the emerging variants created by mass vaccination in the middle of a pandemic? An article from ZeroHedge brings to light this issue: Vaccine Expert Vanden Bossche Calls For “Immediate Halt” To Vaccinations, Says They Encourage “Escape Mutant” Variants | ZeroHedge
It is also important to realise that it is normal for a virus to mutate and become more virulent, but as they evolve through this process, the virus becomes less potent and not as dangerous to health, as this article suggests: We shouldn’t worry when a virus mutates during disease outbreaks | Nature Microbiology
As parents, we have a responsibility to our children to do the very best for them, so that our children may live up to their full potential. We need to research far and wide from a variety of independent sources in order for our consent to be informed. If we depend on the Media, government or even our doctors, who in effect have been gagged by their own association, we will find that we have been corralled to believe a certain narrative is true. At the same time, there are many doctors and epidemiologists who share a different view with regard to the vaccines and how the pandemic is being handled. We owe it to ourselves and our children to view and listen to the many varied opinions from the experts and make an informed decision. The level of coercion to a vaccine still in its phase 3 trial is extreme and not proportional to the severity of the virus. There are numerous decisions being made to vaccinate, not from an informed place, but from a place of torment through extended periods of lockdowns, and a longing to go back to some semblance of a normal existence, which is not a guarantee. Nonetheless, this is a strong enough enticement for some to roll up their sleeve as a way out. With a very high survival rate of 99.97% and asymptomatic transmission not being an issue, there is no valid reason to vaccinate any child from 6 months to 19 years of age.