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Just How Safe is Covid-19 vaccination for young children?

I refer to plans to vaccinate some 300,000 children aged 5 – 11. (Singapore setting up paediatric vaccination centres. Dec 17)

I am a 74-year old tertiary-educated Singaporean who is blessed with many grand-nephews and grand-nieces from this age group. They make me feel young.

Our children are our future. Never “play tikam tikam” with their precious health and lives — whether during National Service peacetime training or a disease pandemic.

I take great umbrage at misguided public officials who are knee-jerk quick to label well-meaning feedback as “anti-vaccination fake news”.

An important reminder: Vaccination is irreversible. Once the vaccine is injected into your young child, there is no changing your mind.

Vaccination is also never a 100% cure-all tool to fight Covid-19. Other equally important tools include masking, hand-hygiene and social distancing.

Parents are entitled to truthful answers, substantiated with full facts and figures, to help them with “informed decision” and “informed consent”. Merely saying “The vaccine is safe. The benefits outweigh the risks.” is an easy lazy way out that will never earn public respect nor trust.

The buck of convincing parents was conveniently passed down to Junior Minister Janil Puthucheary who did an unconvincing job.

He confidently declared that American trials found no cases of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction), myocarditis (heart muscle inflammation) or pericarditis (inflammation around heart) in the 5 – 11 age group.

The following day, he was contradicted by an American CDC announcement of 8 reported cases (so far) of myocarditis in children aged 5 – 11 who took the Pfizer vaccine.

During the Raeesah Khan lengthy saga, Workers Party politicians were constantly reminded to “tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”. Likewise, concerned parents are impatiently waiting for a whole-truth high-level joint response by Health Minister Ong Ye Kung and Covid-19 Vaccination Expert Committee Chairman Dr Benjamin Ong at a MTF televised session to convincingly address all remaining unanswered questions.

The Pfizer paediatric vaccine is newly developed. How effective is it? What are the known possible side effects, and their “possible long-term implications” for the health of a growing young child?

Singapore parents must not “feel pressured” but be completely free to decide for themselves whether to vaccinate their young children based on “informed consent”. Will unvaccinated children be stigmatised or penalised by deplorably divisive vaccination-differentiated curbs?

 

David L K See

[ Writer's Note for Readers --- Above is original text of my 20 Dec letter to STForum, which was not published (read: censored?). Please help to forward/circulate to as many Concerned Parties as possible to counter typical PAP bull-dozing tactics. ]

 

 

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26 Responses to “Just How Safe is Covid-19 vaccination for young children?”

  • WakeupSG:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/covid-news-cases-astrazeneca-oxford-vaccine-christmas-restrictions/

    Omicron is milder than Delta. I suggest to parents with children 5-11 years old to wait and see & delay the “HIGH RISK” Pfizer vaccination.

    Omicron may be the last variant as the Covid virus weakens in strength & end up like the common flu!

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  • WakeupSG:

    WakeupSG:

    https://www.politico.eu/article/omicron-variant-coronavirus-symptoms-milder-delta-uk-data/amp/

    Omicron is milder than Delta. I suggest to parents with children 5-11 years old to wait and see & delay the “HIGH RISK” Pfizer vaccination.

    Omicron may be the last variant as the Covid virus weakens in strength & end up like the common flu!

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  • Trust only myself:

    If trust the liars die faster….. but worst, now going to be young children if they are the unlucky ones……..when it used to be those with underlying medical conditions….

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  • We all know that vaccination carries risk and that the mRNA vaccines can cause serious adverse reactions AND even death (ref: Vietnam & USA).

    So for the purpose of discussion, let us assume that the risk is very very minimal, say at 0.1%.

    300,000 x 0.1% = 300 would be seriously injured or die.

    Give a further deeper discount at say 0.01%, there will still be 30 who will be seriously injured or die.

    So the million-dollar question which I will ask is:

    Can any parents risk/afford their child to be within that 0.01%?

    Maybe for that handful of die-hard Party Above People worshippers, I doubt any parents in the world would want their child to be in the 0.1% or maybe even 0.01%.

    Remember that losing a beloved child bites you for LIFE, it’s not something that can be replaced by monetary compensation or with another child, even if the parents eventually decide to have another child.

    Even in China, I have seen and witnessed many families being torn apart ending in divorce when they lose their child in an accident and/or suicide. Some mothers even went bonkers, very few can really move on after the loss of a beloved child, it is not a pain that any normal person can bear, it will haunt you for the rest of your life, trust me.

    IMHO, this is one gamble any sane parent should NOT take. To the clowns at MTF, your child is only a digit, a means for them to feel and look good on the world stage, but to you as a parent, it is your LIFE, your EVERYTHING!

    It may not be evident from the onset, but with fresh data emerging all around the world, it is obvious that the MTF’s mission has changed, it is no longer about protecting the health of peasants, it is all about political face on the world stage now.

    So far, the bull of shit claims by MTF that the benefits outweigh the risk, have these clowns produce any convincing data to back up their claims? Data surfacing all around the world now are proving the claims to be a figment of their warped imagination.

    The MTF has been all talk and no prove lately, you don’t need a PhD to see through their constant bull of a shit, do you?

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  • WP, where are you?:

    Isn’t this a great opportunity for WP to strike back?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Dear 74-year old tertiary educated $inkaporean who was blessed with many sibling’ children.

    Unfortunately those who take the ‘trial drugs’ now masquerading as a ‘vaccine’ are really volunteering themselves as Guinea Pigs for Big Pharma. (In the case of children this would be Guinea Piglets).

    Anyone taking these Phase III drugs are doomed to a life of health problems and possibly death related to the cardiovascular system. The life of someone with no immune system is a sad spiral into taking drugs to eventually succumbing to one disease or another. After which the cause will be labelled as ‘CoVID complications’.

    It is funny people are paying through their back pocket to be made invalid or killed, but that’s the reality.

    There is no point sugar-coating the evil outcome of taking these trial drug, that have been extensively documented the world over and in this forum. No matter how you look at it any of your family taking this stuff may pass away before you do. (This is assuming you have not taken the shit -in which case all bets are off).

    The only advice I can give is not to be stupid. Look at the real situation all over the world and be intelligent enough to say ‘no’ to the strong-arm tactics of the Regime.

    If on the other hand, your family feels going to the mall and eating out is more important than dying slowly and painfully, then at least get a Will and Last Testament done. (For good value get a family discount at The Coffin Club as well).

    Remember the ‘vaccine’ does not give a sh*t who you are – so be prepared for the worst since there is no money – back guarantee.

    Tech: Clap clap clap. I could not have phrased it any better.

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  • @WP, where are you

    From my understanding, most (if not all) of WP’s core members are vaccinated.

    And from my over a decade observation of how WP operates, I can almost certainly bet that they are more willing to take care of tampons in their estate than speak up for the unvaccinated.

    As a matter of fact, TRE did about a month ago OFFICIALLY asked for their view on the then-planned JR against the MTF and they COMPLETELY ignored us, while ALL the other opposition parties BIG and SMALL have responded.

    Clearly the former owner of Temasek Review did not call WP the PAP’s Team B for no apparent reason.

    On a related note, did WP told Ms Khan to take the lies to the grave? Well, I don’t have the answer to that, but maybe those who know Mr Yaw can check with him on how WP works. He was (in his own confession on FB), a victim of the WP’s “truthful” system.

    On hindsight, I am not afraid to say that it was the WP’s “truthful” system that forced TRE to blow up the matter and publish the expose on Mr Yaw. Had the WP and/or Mr Yaw bothered to contact/reply to TRE’s email before the expose, TRE’s then editorial team would have buried the news (TRE is more sympathetic towards the opposition, remember?) and MSM would have nothing to go on since they do not have information on the female colleague and the only other person outside of TRE (from SPH) that has that information have an understanding with us then that if TRE decides to bury the expose, she would respect our decision and do the same.

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  • Gift:

    As the saying goes…” The truth will set you free.”

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  • xoxo:

    It is as *safe* as what liar ONG YOU CON says so.

    Take at your own risk,*WE* never force you ,ah.

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  • opposition dude:

    PAP will scare parents by saying that there have been cases of children needing oxygen supplementation or been in the ICU, IT COULD BE YOUR CHILDREN DO YOU WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO THEM?

    Fear is a great tool if you know how to utilise it to great effect. Remember how PAP is elections past ALWAYS loved saying the opposition were hopeless, would bring Singapore down the longkang, raid the reserves and all other nonsense? The dafts fell for it over and over ha ha ha ha ha!

    We wait and see if parents are so gung ho about vaccinating their children or not. If my guess is right the way they think is “I die by vaccination never mind, my children CANNOT!!”

    For all we know parents might just adopt a wait and see attitude for a year or so and then declare that their unvaccinated children either did not kena Covid or were mild symptoms and did not require them to be hospitalised.

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  • Realistically:

    For those parents/grandparents with school going kids 5-11 years, you might like to read up the 160th ranked ST report which should force you parents to think carefully whether you would want your kids to be injected with the Pfizer/Moderna mRNA vaccines which have shown time and again that such injections do NOT stop what is called “breakthrough” infections even AFTER the 2+ injections although the infection might be asymptomatic or mild in character which would not require hospital treatment in High Dependency Wards or even in ICU.

    Israel has now said 4x (ie 2 main shots plus TWO booster shots) are necessary BUT so-called “experts” do not agree among themselves HOW SAFE the vaccines are on the LONG Term consideration. Note also the LIMITATIONS of their so-called “studies” of the effects of the vaccine NOW consider “SAFE(?)”.

    OK, the “assurance” given by SINKaPOOR’s so-called “experts” as to the safety of the mRNA vaccines for school kids, of which I post 3 paragraph-extracts. Please read the whole article yourselves to form your own views:

    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/long-term-effects-among-questions-at-webinar-raised-by-parents-over-covid-19-jabs-for-kids-aged-5-to-11

    Long-term effects of Covid-19 vaccination among concerns raised by parents of kids aged 5 to 11
    UPDATED Dec 22, 2021

    Doctors from MOH and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) said there is NO EVIDENCE to suggest that there would be any LONG-TERM effects on children’s health, including their development, based on data from the United States and local trials, though they added that ONLY TIME will tell whether this is certain.

    Dr Derrick Heng, group director (public health) at MOH, said: “The vaccine typically DISAPPEARS from the body after a FEW DAYS and is meant to stimulate the immune system to recognise the virus… there is NO REASON to expect that there will be LONG-TERM effects from it.”

    Associate Professor Thoon Koh Cheng, senior consultant at KKH, said only children with allergies to any components of the vaccine or those who have had an allergic reaction to the first dose are NOT SUITABLE for it.
    ——

    I’d just like to say that I have capitalised some of the phrases for emphasis.

    Basically whatever studies done on the safety and efficacy of the mRNA vaccines have been carried out on a LIMITED number of 5-11 yr old kids………over a SHORT period of time. So the MOH’s Dr Derrick Heng must be spouting NONSENSE to say that “there is NO REASON to expect that there will be LONG-TERM effects from (the mRNA vaccines). How would Dr Derrick Heng know that the mRNA vaccines would not give rise to unexpected outcome, especially when whatever had been “expected” b4 the arrival of the Delta and now Omicron variant have caused much confusion and modification of approach?

    To be cont’d

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  • @Realistically

    I wonder if these so-called doctors dare to stand in front of the parents in Vietnam of the 5 children who died and hundreds (if not thousands) warded in hospitals and repeat the same bull of a shit reply?

    When lives are at stake, “no evidence” and “no reason” is just a lame and politically-correct wayang way of saying “I don’t know”. A more convincing reply from medical experts would expectedly be a simple “Yes” or “No” answer.

    These doctors ought to be ashamed of themselves and flush their medical degrees down the toilet. What happened to “Primum non nocere”?

    They should sign up with the PAP to do politics instead.

    Plainly put, in Chinese its called: 睁开眼睛说瞎话

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  • Realistically:

    Studies by internationally reputed institutes – not those motivated supposed SINKaPOOR “experts” with Professors or Assoc Prof status – have already shown that prior infection and or vaccination of the mRNA produced vaccines offer very little long-term protection even as the body’s natural immune system offers very little protection to new infections.

    As to: “Doctors from MOH and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) said there is NO EVIDENCE to suggest that there would be any LONG-TERM effects on children’s health, including their development, ..”

    I think what the “doctors from MOH and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) are totally IRRESPONSIBLE and betrayed their fidelity to their hippo critic oath to the patient’s well-being to use the EXCUSE that just because there is “NO EVIDENCE” is totally INADEQUATE to justify subjecting kids to such unknown FUTURE consequences.

    And what about those kids who for medical reasons CANNOT be injected with the mRNA vaccines? Are they to be BARRED/BANNED from attending schools and to partake in activities with their vaccinated friends who could be carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus and infecting the unvaccinated ones?

    I have said FROM THE BEGINNING that the emperor without clothes regime is totally INCOMPETENT and so too Ong Ye Kung. I have also stated since last year that the measures taken by the EWC’s MMTF have been at best sub-optimal and against common sense.

    Readers may like to know that a few of my COMMONSENSICAL suggestions HAVE BEEN taken up by MMT/MOH which would have achieved better outcome for the patient warded in hospitals together with the medical staff attending the patient; and again both the staff and patient undergoing the mandatory PRT/PCR tests………..simply with better ventilation.

    I would also like to inform readers that I have emailed the MMTF/MOH and the 2 main Government hospitals – SGH and NUH – about better procedures to be undertaken for improved avoidance of infection.

    Finally I hope readers would read what the Director General of the World Health Organization said recently:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/17/health/covid-omicron-what-can-the-world-learn-cmd-intl/index.html
    Dec 18, 2021

    >>It’s not vaccines instead of masks. It’s not vaccines instead of distancing. It’s not vaccines instead of ventilation or hand hygiene. Do it all. Do it consistently. Do it well.<>Vaccinations alone won’t slow Omicron

    Health experts recommend that as Omicron spreads, countries continue to deploy the non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) that are already known to reduce transmission of airborne viruses, such as social distancing and improved ventilation indoors<<

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  • Realistically:

    Referring to the CNN article:

    The question sinkies and especially the emperor without clothes regime’s MMTF and MOH should raise is whether the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus could be much reduced just be the wearing N95 masks; longer social distancing of 2 metres, instead of currently one, better ventilation and hand hygiene, which I HAVE BEEN practising since masks became more available…………BUT not within the radar of the emperor without clothes who thinks that the vaccine ALONE is the PANACEA to SOLVING the COVID-19 pandemic, only to be proven wrong again and again and YET continues with his INSANE policies.

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    Jialat liao! Sibeh jialat! There seems to be a battle between OYiKron and CottonSheep Chan.

    CottonSheep says his ministry will work with OYiKron’s ministry to get 300,000 children vaccinated. I wonder, is 300,000 a target OYiKron has set for CottonSheep to achieve? After all, OYiKron has successfully gotten 94% of adult population jabbed. He could now be challenging CottonSheep to see if the latter is capable of achieving a target set for him.

    Like it or not; willingly or not, young parents and grandparents with kids in this age group of 5 – 11 had better be super worried. If CottonSheep failed to get the 300,000 vaccinated, he’d not only lose face to his rival OYiKron but will also definitely lose the PM seat for sure. So, by hook or by crook, 300,000 children will surely kena the mRNA jab by some kind of force just like those discriminations and restrictions they’d imposed on the adults.

    Those parents/grandparents who have voted for the “Play And Play with people’s life” party, time to repent and ask your God for forgiveness. Hopefully your kids would be spared the jab.

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  • @Clowns Of Parleeament

    The takeup rate in Israel for vaxing the children is only 10%. Even the takeup rate for booster shots is now only 55%, for a country that once had the HIGHEST vaccination rate in the World!

    So IMHO, unless they make it mandatory, I doubt the chosen seat-warmer can meet the target with a 10 foot pole in Sinkieland.

    AND yes, when the takeup rate is not to their liking, those clowns at MTF will be finding ways and means to coerce the parents to send the kids for jabs. Mark my words, it will happen.

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  • Biden's Borborygmus:

    Many objections we’ve heard are unfair (mRNA vaccines won’t “alter” our DNA), but some are legitimate and glossed over. Both Pfizer and Moderna used questionable efficacy endpoints–claiming only (often subjective) symptom reduction w/o adequate rigor in measuring viral mRNA or transmission. There has also been inadequate formal release of data for peer review, and since mRNA tech is so new, dangerously little on safety.

    We can’t take this for granted esp. after vaccine fiascoes like Rotashield (intussusception), dengue and RSV (ADE) and H1N1 (narcolepsy) to name a few, not to mention recent FDA regulatory disasters like HCQ and remdesivir, fen-phen, Vioxx and oxycontin. Practitioners first mandate is “do no harm” and while vaccine makers are shielded from medico-legal liability for their rushed products, esp. for millions of healthy people. Show us the data MTF, including on the long-term concerns.

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  • Tan Ah Gu:

    Paracetamol, a very commonly used drug, will cause severe side effects on many people. Why no one say it is not safe?

    Peanut, quite an essential food item, will also cause serious allergic reactions on many people, why no body advise people to reframe from consuming peanuts?

    Nothing is completely safe in this polluted earth, including air and water. Therefore,stop drinking water and breathing in air?

    Tertiary education could not preclude narrow mindedness and shortsightedness!

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  • @Tan Ah Gu

    That is a very lame excuse and poor comparison. Did any gahment agencies Promise, Induce and Threaten EVERYONE to take Paracetamol?

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  • Merry Christmas:

    You must be trying hard to make everyone laugh and have a Merry Christmas.

    TY. TY.

    Tan Ah Gu:
    Paracetamol, a very commonly used drug, will cause severe side effects on many people. Why no one say it is not safe?

    Peanut, quite an essential food item, will also cause serious allergic reactions on many people, why no body advise people to reframe from consuming peanuts?

    Nothing is completely safe in this polluted earth, including air and water. Therefore,stop drinking water and breathing in air?

    Tertiary education could not preclude narrow mindedness and shortsightedness!

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  • Relax:

    Tan Ah Gu:
    Paracetamol, a very commonly used drug, will cause severe side effects on many people. Why no one say it is not safe?

    Peanut, quite an essential food item, will also cause serious allergic reactions on many people, why no body advise people to reframe from consuming peanuts?

    Nothing is completely safe in this polluted earth, including air and water. Therefore,stop drinking water and breathing in air?

    Tertiary education could not preclude narrow mindedness and shortsightedness!

    Food can be poison but also can be medicine. Some people can be allergic to certain food but some people not. That’s why every individual is unique, it depends on individual immunity system and health condition, not all can be vaxed. Vaccination is not about achieving target. We must respect individual’s decision.
    Sometimes tertiary education can blindfold people.
    Believe in the beauty of nature.

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    @TRE Tech

    Aiyo! Really ah? I haven’t read or heard about the vaccination status of Israel for quite a while. I’m really surprised! So, the Israelis have woken up to the truth liao? Heng lor.

    I really can’t wait to see what CottonSheep or OYiKron will do to achieve that 300,000. Three hundred thousand children leh! It’s not a small number in our small country! And knowing the PAP well, they want it they’ll get it. So I’m guessing….. will they start with the international school’s children first if the local take up rate is low because from what I know, the foreigners super trust the mRNA technology.

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  • @Clowns Of Parleeament

    Studies have shown clearly that those vaccinated will have heart problems. So if these children are vaccinated, then they will grow up with a cloud hanging over their heads, wondering when they will drop dead.

    https://hannenabintuherland.com/usa/spike-protein-mrna-vaccines-increase-heart-attacks-and-negatively-effects-the-immune-%e2%80%8bsystem/

    It is surely not a good feeling, which was what I felt when I was in an ICU in the hospital, wondering if I will ever wake up tomorrow. I dare not even go to sleep even though my wife was beside me 24/7 holding my hand.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Anyone wants to know how safe the vaccine is for children? Ask these MPs and Ministers. I am sure they will show you by having their children to be vaccinated first!

    “CottonSheep’s youngest should be 9 now? Sim Ann’s youngest should be 10 ba. Sun Xueling has 2 daughters who are between 5-8 and not forgetting Tin Peiling’s oldest who should be 6 by now? I believe there’re a few more.”

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  • @NotMyProblem

    I will bet my bottom dollar that they WILL NOT DARE to vaccinate their children and grandchildren in front of a TV, witnessed by INDEPENDENT doctors and members of the public because they are FULLY AWARE of the adverse effects.

    Official narrative to hoodwink the peasants is one thing, but since they are in the inner circle, they should know that the vaccine may be deadly. You think that Kenneth dunno what Mak would dare to repeat the same BS about “benefits outweigh the risks” if asked by KeeQiu, Heng or Ong?

    However, it would become very interesting when the LEEders INSTRUCT them to volunteer their children and grandchildren to go for the jab to boost the take up rate.

    Will they resign or will they lan lan jab their children and grandchildren, to keep their million-dollar pay?

    Remember these are not ordinary people, they earn millions per year which they can most likely NEVER command in the private sector. There are some cases in China of parents selling their daughters for money, so anything is a possibility.

    Frankly for a million dollars, I would willingly change my surname! lol

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  • Biden's Flatuous Blurps:

    I cannot believe the incredible amount of fear-mongering being done by media reports on this variant of what has become an endemic virus. Why are we pushing shots onto kids who are a such a slight risk from Covid? It is despicable. Is this exactly what “following the science” means?

    Vaccination of kids should base on the risk-benefit calculus for the kids alone. I’m sure the benefit is still there given the surge of Covid cases, making it wise to have children get vaccinated; yet the margin of error for this decision is narrower than it is for adults. If you’re grappling with a decision like this, call your child’s pediatrician for advice, please don’t let any MTF or social and main stream media guide you here!

    Before Covid, the definition for “vaccination” read, “the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.” Now, the word “immunity” has been switched to “protection.” The term “vaccine” also got a makeover. The CDC’s definition changed from “a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease” to the current “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.”

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article254111268.html

    This new paper shows that in certain instances, for certain age groups, the risk with Moderna is actually higher than from infection. This is the reason that many European nations have suspended use of Moderna for men under 40. For the 5-11 age group, we simply do not yet know if this is true– the numbers are emerging.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01630-0

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