Children Extremely Low-Risk & Unlikely To Spread (COVID-19 Studies)

IN COVID-19 Vaccines

Living Document – Updated July 10 2021

My post for staying updated on the latest studies on COVID-19 in relation to Children.

Based on the currently available research, I cannot understand why anyone would think about vaccinating healthy kids with these new vaccines – their risk of getting seriously ill with COVID-19 is extremely small, and spreading from kids to adults remains “exceedingly rare”, and the benefit doesn’t outweigh the short-term “known-risks” and the “completely unknown long-term risks“.

Zero Children in Australia

have died from COVID-19

since the start of the Pandemic

Australian COVID-19 Deaths

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 associated deaths in Australia for males and females by age group since the first case was reported. (01)

9 July 2021

Zero as at 9 July, 2021 (02)

COVID-19 in children is generally mild or has no symptoms at all, and is rarely life threatening.

REPORT SUMMARY COVID-19 in Victorian Schools – DHHS (03)

I am a little triggered as I write this because I was just reading all the newest studies to add to the post and found a couple of papers that made my blood boil:

  1. one pushing for mandatory vaccination of children (04)
  2. and the other calling for mass-testing of children (05)

Alarmingly, authored by those with connections to Moderna (06), Janssen (07), Sanofi (08), Merck (09), Codagenix (10), Valneva (11) & GSK (12)

👀 (Vaccine Manufacturers) 👀

Another author listed his conflict of interest as being an “inventor on patents relating to vaccine adjuvants” 👀 (13).

How is this ok?

And although we don’t choose our names, and this is just a coincidence, and VERY immature that I’m pointing this out.. but I was struck by the name of one of the authors: “Dr. Coffin”. I found it somewhat-fitting considering the extremely obvious conflict of interest. (14)

Dr Plotkin has consulted for Moderna, Janssen, Sanofi, Merck, Codagenix, and Valneva.
Dr Levy is an inventor on pending vaccine adjuvant patent applications and served as a consultant for GSK in 2019. (15)
Dr Coffin reported being a member of a data safety monitoring board for Clostridium difficile therapy research done by Merck & Co and serving as an advisor to Genentech about pediatric therapies for COVID. (16)

#PleaseExplain

Keypoints to address & get out of the way…

“But what about India?” and “I heard Indonesian kids are dying!”

Poverty-stricken areas of India, Brazil, & Indonesia are countries whose children are hit harder by COVID-19 due to widespread malnourishment (heightened due to the loss of incomes, weak healthcare systems, over-crowded households, lack of/or no financial support from governments, aid not reaching the most vulnerable, disrupted food-supply chains, and living in multidimensional poverty – without access to education, health care, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water). – Unicef (17) (18) (19) (20)

Comparing poverty-stricken areas to the rest of the world is not comparing apples with apples, and we should be extremely mindful of headlines that create irrational fear that our own children face the same level of danger or trying to coerce children into taking an experimental vaccine to “protect grandma” when the studies show that the spread from children to adults “globally” is negligible.

Worldwide the research continues to show that relatively few children have been reported with COVID-19, that they become less seriously ill, and almost never need to be hospitalised. (June 15, 2021) (21)

  • The mortality profile of the covid-19 coronavirus is essentially zero for children and young adults
    • near zero below 50
    • begins to rise slowly and then very steeply above 70
    • and especially above 80, reaching extreme levels in nursing homes. (22)

  • Children are unlikely to cause household COVID-19 clusters or be major drivers of the pandemic even if attending school.
    • Interventions aimed at children are expected to have a small impact on reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission.” – Clinical Infectious Diseases, March 2021 (24)

  • USA, UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, South Korea deaths from COVID-19 in children remain rare up to February 2021, at 0.19 per 100 000 population, comprising 0.54% of the estimated total mortality from all causes in a normal year.” (25)

Latest Research available from the following sources:

  • Several on-going studies (Netherlands) “Researching the role of children in the spread of the virus” updated every Tuesday. (37)

Downloads

The risk v benefit calculation does NOT support administering experimental Covid-19 vaccines to healthy children…

  • COVID-19 vaccination in children – major ethical concerns | PDF (38)
  • Covid policies and harms to children | PDF (39)
  • Education Minister on Mass-Testing in Schools | PDF (40)
  • Headteachers and Teachers re Covid-19 Vaccination of Children in Schools | PDF (41)
  • Urgent re Emergency Authorisation of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Children | PDF (42)
    Grave concerns about this emergency authorisation, citing evidence of known and potential harms to children that may result and the serious ethical issues this decision raises. Given that these vaccines will have virtually no benefit to the children themselves, it is profoundly unethical and indefensible to vaccinate children, especially with an experimental vaccine using novel technology, in what appears to be a misguided attempt to protect adults and achieve herd immunity. We call on the MHRA to exercise caution and immediately reverse their decision.
  • Regarding Covid-19 Vaccination of Children | PDF (43)
    This open letter to child health experts and regulators raises serious concerns about the administration of Covid-19 vaccines into healthy children.  We reference current scientific evidence that clearly shows the ‘risk v benefit’ calculation does NOT support administering experimental Covid-19 vaccines to healthy children, who have no risk from Covid-19, yet face known and unknown risks from the vaccines.

See also: “Letters to Protect our Children” for updated letters & resources:

Vaccinating Kids & Pregnant Women in Australia

Whilst we aren’t ‘officially’ vaccinating our children in Australia yet… the discussions are “currently underway”:

27 April 2021 – Australian Parliament – COVID-19 Hearing
Full Video | Full HTML Transcript | PDF Transcript

TGA Adverse Affects to Vaccines in Australia

Snippets from following hearings, see Transcripts & Links to original source videos here:

I’m also currently drafting another post with all the Questionable Conflicts of Interest 👀 and all the ties that is breaking my heart and breaking whatever trust I had left with these organizations & governments. Despite what we may be led to believe, there is not a lot of transparency going on surrounding these vaccines.

(I need a break from that other post because it’s giving me heart-palpitations) but I intend to publish it in the next couple of days. I will try and remember to update this post with the link, but if I forget, it will definitely be listed on both the COVID summary page and in the GovTalk category when published.

Vaccinating Kids has already begun in the UK:

Where can I locate the latest research?

I provided a list in the top section of this post of places that are keeping an eye on the latest research to do with COVID-19 and Kids (74) (75) (76) (77) (78) (79) but if you are like me – and have lost trust in any sources and need to double-check research for yourself, or even refine the search based on your own questions, the best place I have found is directly searching PubMed.

PubMed is a search engine that accesses the database on all science & biomedical topics. (80) (Ensure you always double-check the conflict of interests section to discern / weigh-up potential biases, read through the data to see if they are not skewing the conclusion in favour of their personal bias, and look for any ‘discussion’ on the particular paper to see if other researchers are disputing the research or pointing out discrepancies in their data.)

There are over 5,500 results in PubMed for the search terms “children” and “covid-19” in the title/abstract.

There are over 1,800 results in PubMed for the search terms (children[Title]) AND (covid-19[Title]) – almost 1,000 of them were published this year (2021).

14 results in PubMed with “Children”, “COVID-19”, “Vaccination” in the title.

Just as concerned as I am:

See also: “Letters to Protect our Children” for updated letters & resources:

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