“We have to let the world know what the truth is,” said Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Surgeon-General of the State of Florida at a roundtable organized by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 7.
Ladapo described a “battle we have between individual rights and individual choice and truth on one side, and overarching powers, overarching government abuse of power, abuse of data, dishonesty … a lot of unethical behavior” on the other.
As a succession of speakers, all medical professionals with a wealth of experience and expertise in medical research, reviewed the past two years since COVID first appeared, a picture of systematic cover-up emerged, with both the FDA and the CDC complicit in concealing the truth from the American public.
“The people who led us to where we are – they want us to forget why we got here,” said Dr. Ladapo. “They want us to forget that their choices that they made for everyone were the wrong choices that led to no appreciable benefit.
“We’re not going to let these people get away with it,” he added.
The culmination of the roundtable event was a bold statement by the Surgeon-General: “The Florida Department of Health is going to be the first state to officially recommend against COVID-19 vaccines for healthy children.”
The backlash was fast and furious. Scant hours later, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki decried Dr. Ladapo’s decision, saying that it was “deeply disturbing that there are politicians [sic] peddling conspiracy theories out there and casting doubt on vaccinations.” “We know the science,” she added.
As some media noted, however, Psaki focused her response on adolescents and not the under-12 age group. While anyone under the age of 20 is at infinitesimal risk of complications from COVID infection, recent data out of New York City has highlighted the failure of COVID shots to protect specifically the under-12s from infection, as well as the very limited and fleeting efficacy the shots may provide against hospitalization and death.
“Unvaccinated teenagers are three times as likely to be hospitalized for COVID than vaccinated teenagers,” Psaki continued, without citing the data she was relying on to make such a sweeping statement – possibly because the data aren’t there, given that hospitalizations “with COVID” and those “due to COVID” are all cast into the same basket.
“We’re kind-of scraping at the bottom of the barrel, particularly with healthy kids, in terms of actually being able to quantify with any accuracy and any confidence even the potential of benefit,” was how Dr. Ladapo chose to describe the same picture.
In both Germany and Sweden, governments have come to a similar conclusion. Back in January, Swedish health authorities announced that they would not be recommending COVID shots for the five-to-eleven age group as “the risks exceed the benefits". German authorities are only recommending the shots for this age group if the child concerned has a significant comorbidity. As at least one panelist pointed out at Governor DeSantis’ roundtable, there does not exist confirmation of a single case of a young child with no underlying health condition who has died of COVID.
True, 42 COVID deaths among children have apparently been registered in Florida – deaths in which COVID was either the primary factor or a contributor. All the same, even according to the CDC, over a third of children who were hospitalized “with COVID” in the United States last summer had a “serious” comorbidity, and almost 70 percent had at least one underlying health condition. Furthermore, during that summer, less than 600 children across the country became sick enough “with COVID” to need hospitalization, and just four of them died.
That seems a far cry from how the CDC portrays the dangers of COVID for the under-12s. For children aged between five and eleven, rates of hospitalization associated with COVID peak at one per 100,000 children. The CDC states that “COVID-19 ranks as one of the top 10 causes of death for children ages 5 through 11 years” (emphasis in original), which sounds impressive until you look at the other 9 causes, and find that COVID is way down the list, after pneumonia, influenza, heart disease, assault, accidents – and equal to the number of children who commit suicide in this age bracket.
The CDC further warns that “more than 2,300 cases of MIS-C [multisystem inflammatory syndrome] have been reported in children ages 5 through 11 years.” 63 children (aged up to and including 21) have allegedly died due to MIS-C; half of these were aged between 5 and 12.
How many of these deaths followed receipt of a COVID shot? That information is not available. But the CDC concludes that:
- COVID shots “can help protect children ages 5 years and older from getting COVID-19.”
- “Vaccinating children can help protect family members.”
- “Vaccinating children ages 5 years and older can help keep them in school and help them safely participate in sports, playdates, and other group activities,” and
- “Children ages 5 through 11 years receive an age-appropriate dose” of Pfizer’s COVID shot.
Each of these statements is either a lie or a distortion.
- AFLDS Frontline News reported several days ago on a huge NYC study of over a million children that strongly indicated that COVID shots have negative efficacy against contracting COVID.
- There is no evidence that COVID shots act to prevent transmission – and plenty of evidence that they don’t.
- Giving children a COVID shot may “help keep them in school” but only because the school has chosen to mandate a COVID shot for attendance, or for participating in sports, etc., and
- There is no such thing as an “age-appropriate dose” of mRNA COVID shots. Pfizer-BioNTech trialed various dosages of mRNA on children and settled on the lowest not because it was “appropriate” but because it had the smallest amount of side effects relative to what they claimed was efficacy.
Meanwhile, the MSM and government authorities cling ever more tenaciously to their insistence that shots are both safe and effective.