Medical ethics are fucked.
In a historically embarrassing decision, the FDA recently became the only international regulatory body to authorize the use of mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for children aged six months to five years.
For the overwhelming majority of young children and toddlers, there is likely no justification or need for this concerning authorization.
They are at vanishingly small risk of serious complications from COVID, meaning that the risk-benefit calculation is precarious at best, and potentially negative at worst.
It’s also a testament to the disturbingly successful politicization of the U.S. regulatory agencies that essentially no other internationally respected country anywhere on earth has made this bewildering decision.
The United States is now going to be vaccinating children as young as six months old with the same product that Sweden has banned for use in anyone under 30, citing side effects that tilt the risk-benefit numbers.
The FDA in their infinite wisdom also ignored that the CDC’s own estimates, which state that 75% of kids have already had COVID: ...
Vaccine efficacy calculations, even excluding the gigantic confidence intervals, were far below the arbitrary 50% target they created for emergency use authorization among adults.
It’s yet another terrifying indicator of just how politically motivated the FDA has become, and how activism has distorted intellectual honesty.
WIND: follow the money. It will rarely if every fail you.
They’re just making shit up now: CDC Director Falsely Says COVID-19 One of Top Five Causes of Death for Children
You cannot trust these corrupt bureaucrats with the quality of your pet food, let alone your health and very life. The damage that has been done to public trust will take a generation to repair, if it can ever be repaired.
Rarely has there been (ever?) so contentious a medical issue. If there is that much disagrement, then by definition the science is far from settled, and those pushing vaccines are worse than pushers push heroin—at least drug use is proven to deliver to expecations.