Here they come again. This time it is Moderna. The company announced on Thursday its intention to get an emergency use authorization for their two dose vaccine regiment which is intended for babies and small children ranging from 6 months to 5 years old. Moderna claimed that during lab trials the vaccine had met their predetermined criteria for success and generated immune defense equal to or better than the vaccines given to young adults. However, when faced with the real world this didn’t hold up, and as the Omicron variant became more prevalent the vaccine efficacy rate of around 40%.
There are an estimated 19 million children in the target vaccine range under five and it is believed that many parents are angry that they have had to wait this long to get their kid jabbed. While it is absolutely stunning that any serious person would still think that getting a baby a shot that doesn’t work for a disease that has minimal effect on healthy children and carries a real risk, it seems there are.
It is expected that the full data from the trials will be submitted to the FDA by the middle of May and there could be a ruling on it as early as June. The trial was done on 6,700 children 5 and under. This is about the same time that Pfizer is expected to come back to the FDA with results about their third dose.
Jacqueline Miller, Moderna’s Senior Vice President of Infectious Disease admitted that the vaccine, like others, has shown to fail to stop you from getting covid and added that they are working on testing a booster (third shot) four months after the initial two doses. Vaccine makers have had more trouble getting EUA approval than they did with vaccines for other age groups. Pfizer’s vaccine for kids under 5 did not match the efficacy results of other age groups and was delayed until they could do trials on a third booster shot. Some claimed the dosage that Pfizer used was not enough but Pfizer scientists claimed they chose that dose because it caused fewer severe headaches. The Moderna vaccine has caused a 100.4 degree fever in 1 out of every 6 babies under two. That rate was slightly lower in 2-5 year olds. Moderna has hit quite a few setbacks when trying to roll out its100.4-degree vaccines for kids. To date, Moderna shots are not approved for anyone under 18. Pfizer has gotten EUA approval for children 5 and up. They have recently announced a plan to submit additional data for a shot for 6 to 11-year-old kids after their initial efforts were blocked in June. The parents who are actually still looking to jab their children are not as concerned about this though as they have no doubt already ran out and got the Pfizer shot.
A January 2022 survey showed that 3 in 10 (33%) of parents would get their child under five vaccinated right away if it gets approval. An additional 29% would take a “wait and see” approach. 12% of parents surveyed claimed they would only do it if it was mandated and 26% said they wouldn’t do it period. This survey was taken during the height of the Omicron variant and people, in general, are finally waking up and not being as afraid of covid so it is likely the numbers of parents who would subject their babies to these shots has gone down a little.
It is believed that as many as 75% of the kids in this range could have already had covid and gone unaffected by it. Despite the fact that we know natural immunity is more effective than just the jab, proponents of it still claim it is needed. Meanwhile, evidence is just starting to come in from the vaccines for 5 to 11-year-old kids. The National Vaccine Information Center reviewed the 4/22/22 VAERS results and found 12,206 reports in the age range. These reports included 9 deaths, 46 kids permanently disabled, 1,661 office visits, 695 trips to the emergency room/doctor, 351 hospitalizations, and 59 life threatening.
Make no mistake, with the 22’ midterm elections coming up in November they are going to do their best to start getting these case numbers to shoot up across the board. If the results of the data even show to be partially decent the FDA will bend over backwards to pass this. Even if these vaccines were perfectly safe they have been proven not to work and the further this goes on in adults, the numbers are starting to show people with boosters are getting covid more than the unvaccinated. While children are behind the adults so far, one could expect the same thing to happen with kids. So if the vaccine doesn’t prevent you from getting covid, healthy children have almost no negative results of contracting it, most kids likely have natural immunity already, and we know that every other age group is having serious adverse reactions to the vaccines, then why would anyone go out and get their kid vaccinated? This is bad news but hopefully the data will be like the Pfizer trials and it will be so bad they can’t push it through. Written by Chris Turner Online Content Chair Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/04/28/moderna-covid-shot-young-children/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/03/23/moderna-says-its-coronavirus-vaccine-young-children-is-safe-efficacy-is-more-complicated-picture/ https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/poll-finding/kff-covid-19-vaccine-monitor-january-2022-parents-and-kids-update/ https://medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?TABLE=ON&GROUP1=CAT&EVENTS=ON&PERPAGE=100&VAX=COVID19&VAXTYPES=COVID-19&WhichAge=range&LOWAGE=5&HIGHAGE=12