06 November, 2021

But Do They Actually Need It?

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Pfizer Vaccine For Kids Ages 5-11 | The Daily Wire

Experts advising the Food and Drug Administration recommended that the agency authorize the Covid-19 vaccine from [Pfizer and BioNTech] for use in young children.

The panel of vaccine experts voted 17 to 0, with one abstention, endorsing the vaccine be permitted for children 5 years to 11 years of age and concluding that the benefits of the shot outweigh any risks.

I have trouble with that last statement since the benefit seems to be almost nil. Have you checked the case fatality rate for 5-11 year olds? It’s 0 to 4 significant digits. So, this will get us to 5 digits?

There would have to be very minimal risk indeed to make that worth it. I have a hard time believe the risks are that small.

The positive recommendation will likely soon lead to an expansion of the U.S. vaccination campaign to millions of young children.

The FDA is expected to decide in the coming days or weeks to authorize the shots for the young children, and U.S. health officials have said shots are likely to become available in November.

Hmm. Well, my kids are older than that, and both vaccinated. However, if they were not yet vaccinated, I am not sure I would permit them to become so, knowing what I know now.

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