Vaccine for Children

To the Editor:

I have watched the reaction to Dr. Reider’s recent Op-Ed and, while some of us readers may be better informed than others, Dr. Leana S. Wen has the scientific and professional credentials to lay this debate to rest. I strongly encourage readers to read her piece at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/26/children-covid-vaccine-protect-illness-death/?utm_campaign=wp_week_in_ideas&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_ideas

Opinion | Stop the false narrative about young children and covid. They need vaccines. - The Washington Post.

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration marked a milestone in the covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday, as they recommended authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 …

Paul Brouha

Sutton, Vt.

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Alison Despathy

Hi Paul- thank you for voicing your opinion, we are all absolutely entitled to having one. In my opinion it is important to note that it is not only members of our community who feel differently about this topic, it is also the scientific community, which is heavily divided on the best path forward and the subject of experimental vaccines for children. Please take a moment to read the following post from the Washington Times, entitled “Applying Brakes on Warp Speed Covid-19 Vaccination “. It is written by 3 doctors. In it they state,

“As physician-researchers who have pioneered the invention of vaccines and other experimental drugs for over 30 years (against cancer), we feel compelled to highlight the need for caution and honest public debate about potential long-term consequences of the available COVID-19 vaccines. Operation Warp Speed successfully enabled rapid deployment of vaccines under emergency use authorization, but we believe there are urgent reasons to apply the brakes on mass vaccine mandates for children. Disturbing short-term complications from COVID-19 vaccines in adults, including myocarditis, blood clots in the brain, and neurological disorders, warrant us to pause. But we must be transparent that the real threat to children is the unknown long-term complications.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/28/applying-brakes-on-warp-speed-covid-19-vaccination/

This is why in my opinion health choice, body autonomy, informed consent and an individual’s right to make private, personal health choices free of discrimination and coercion need to be respected at all times. There is not consensus in the scientific community and there is so much that factors in to an individual’s medical decisions. Please respect the differing world views, perspectives and belief systems that are inherent in our diverse population. There are many paths through this current situation and these experimental vaccines are clearly not 100% safe and effective, as they have been marketed and advertised. Thank you.

James Nagle

I concur with Alison on all her points. Her comments line up with my personal research. Science is a difficult subject to wrap your head around without the added confusion of government propaganda. Let us be reminded what "science" actually is. "Science: The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena". The science is never "in" as we are always learning. We are not gods, we are but god-like in our search for knowledge. I was always taught to look before I jumped and never, ever buy the first run on anything rushed into production. Anything. Anyone hear about NOVAMAX? Now that is promising as a actual vaccine that prevents COVID, is made from natural substances using vaccine technology developed by the DoD with a proven track record of safety, and...get this...will not make you sick when administered. Sound good? I thought so too. Unfortunately the US government is not behind this drug so only people overseas can get it at the moment. Its made right here in the USA too. Funny. Not one commercial about that. Not one mention of the alternatives that are out there. Just threats, division, hatred and lies. Progressive Democrats have become Neo Bolsheviks with a serious communist tendency. Reject these ideologues and send their plans for the destruction of the American Republic to the dust bin in 2022 and 2024.

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