Vaccinating children for COVID19 in areas that do not have hospital systems that are either currently overwhelmed,
nor have strong momentum to about to be overwhelmed,
seems unnecessary, by the data.
Almost none of the COVID19 deaths are in the juvenile population.
The only reason to vaccinate children for COVID19 would be to lower their windows as carriers.
If their adult teachers, parents, etc are vaccinated or have post infection antibodies,
vaccinating children at this point seems not only unnecessary,
but jabbing them just to jab them.
Likewise, in the absence of hospital systems presenting as overwhelmed,
continued adult booster vaccinations for COVID19 are and should be regarded as purely optional, for non-compromised adults, much like a flu shot,
unless hospital systems start presenting again as being overwhelmed,
or fatality rates present as rising with momentum,
or other supply chain crises present,
You’re going to get the jab whether you like it or not. You’re going to get the jab whether it’s effective or not. Your children are going to get the jab whether they need it or not. And you’re going to get all the boosters. And when they develop cardiac conditions you will get no refunds.
@BrevardFighter has not said that he is against vaccines, at least not in this thread.
Can you point to a post that he made saying that he was,
given your post is otherwise a “do you still beat your wife” style loaded question?
No. I am for mandatory vaccinations, whether the vaccines end up effective or not and regardless of vaccine injury. And when someone is vaccine injured I am for making them shut up because it’s bad for messaging.
You should not be allowed to work, travel, own a home, rent a home, go to a hospital, or go into a grocery store without a vaccination. And when you experience side effects, well no one forced you chud.
A serious post, at this point even the “experts” are all over the place on the MRNA vaccination success and possible long term side effects beyond individual vaccine injuries e.g. EMA saying that too many boosters may actually have a detrimental effect on immune response, constant flip flopping on things like masks etc.
My primary issue is that it is coercion and no one involved understands that there is coercion going on. People in general have a difficult time understanding when they are the ones engaging in coercion if they assume they are a rational actor and anyone who disagrees cannot be a rational actor.
But this comes back to discussion in the other thread about the Friend Enemy Distinction. When you do it to an Enemy, it isn’t coercion from your POV because coercion is bad. You’re “creating incentives”.
the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
Then you can tell me how you were coerced into getting one.
There are many who were told to get the jab or they would lose their job, for example. And that was even before the attempt at a Federal mandate, and that’s only discussing the US. That is definitionally coercion. You can’t get around that and it’s better to just own it.
And then we can talk about what provaxx people said they wanted. Which was unironically what I shitposted above.
I was fully prepared to vaccinate my chidren as I was generally comfortable with the current vaccines but as all parents should I looked at the data first and as hard as I could I just could not find much to support giving children a covid vaccine at this time.
Im not sure how it is over in the US but the UK government appears to support our thinking as they simply said to parents that it was a “non urgent offer” to vaccinate children and haven’t said much if anything since.
The office of national statistics says:
“An estimated 99.3% of secondary school pupils and 82.0% of primary school pupils, in England, had antibodies against COVID-19 in March 2022”
Its established fact that the vaccine does not prevent spread of the virus and that children with no co morbidities face an equal if not smaller chance of serious illness or death from covid as from vaccine side effects so I just cant see what the justification is given that the ONS also states:
"The presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 suggests that a person has previously been infected with COVID-19 or vaccinated. In the week beginning 30 May 2022, the percentages of adults estimated to have antibodies above a 179 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml) level are:
97.6% in England
97.4% in Wales
97.7% in Northern Ireland
97.2% in Scotland
That is before we consider the fact that the antigen for the vaccine is still for the original Alpha variant and the evolutionary pressure vaccinating is placing on the virus is under quite allot of scrutiny at the moment.
Perhaps somebody more intelligent than I will enlighten me as to the reason some are pushing for children to be vaccinated.
Be more specific.
Are there some studies that you post, that you would like to have us look for that claim?
Occasionally people die from the COVID19 vaccines.
But many more people die from COVID19, and it seems to be the same Venn Diagram intersection.
Meaning, that is the COVID19 vaccines cause you harm, an actual COVID19 infection would likely have caused those people the same harm with much greater frequency of severity.
Likewise, for that matter, many people die from Tylenol.
And others from peanuts.
So details and specifics really matter, when we discuss these issues.
Now, to your point, even given what I just said, if an adult is forced to get a COVID19 vaccine against their will, without their consent, and they have a reaction, and die from it, that is murder.
Likewise, making someone get a vaccine, or any invasive therapy against their will, is little different than rape.
Sometimes those evils, are simply reckless evils, and sometimes they can serve the greater good.
But, history has taught us that we had better be careful about our “its for the greater good” arguments, because some of man’s worst and greatest evils have been committed with that argument, especially by governments, nation states, and dictators.