There Are Still Heroes Among Us
Via naked capitalism—comment not really necessary. This is an excerpt, but follow the link for more. These refuseniks are people close to the situation who have specialist knowledge:
It appears many medical practitioners are seeing vaccinating kids this young as a bridge too far and some are flat out refusing to administer them.
From IM Doc via e-mail:
I had a moment today where I realized that it may very well be the nursing and the pharmacy professions that begin the long slow pushback against the overprescription of Covid vaccines.
Two things in two different parts of the country happened.
Today in our county, …, I was called to an urgent meeting because it may be that hospital staff would need to be pulled to the Health Dept. Why? – Because the inoculation of the less than 5 is beginning – and all 3 of the Health Department nurses resigned in protest. They are simply not going to give these kids these inoculations. When a nurse on my staff was approached with filling in the deficit – her response (in my presence and that of the supervisor) – “Not only no – but FUCK no.”
It turns out the county Health Department found no nurses willing to do this. So our entire vaccine program for everyone not just kids was on hold.
After more panicked efforts, they found one nurse to give the shots. That nurse too refuses to give it to the babies. She will be there only to do the shots for 18 and up. She will not even give to teens. I am sure they will eventually find people to do it, but it is profoundly admirable of these nurses. I will be doing all I can to help them get other employment.
I had asked if the county Health Department would try to get the three nurses who had resigned to return, now that they had relented and were letting a nurse administer the Covid shots only to adults. His response:
I am pretty sure they would welcome the three back with open arms. But they will not go back because they are just not going to give to kids. I have talked to one of them this evening. As is so common in medicine and nursing now, moral injury is at play. They have put up with so much, this was just a bridge too far. They hired this other nurse in an emergency situation to make sure the place was open. They will find others in the next few days, I am sure. Although finding nurses for anything is very difficult right now. It is just the loss of seasoned employees is not good. And it will cause some chaos if they have to be pull nurses from other jobs.
Additionally, my sister has now informed me that at her health dept in a distant state, one of their nurses have refused to give to under 5. They are not fired or resigned but it has really caused an enormous delay in appointments.
Physicians are hearing that the pharmacists in the entire Publix chain of grocery stores in the SE USA were in such an uproar about it, that Publix will not be offering these vaccines to under 5 kids. The Tampa Bay Times confirmed that Publix won’t give the Covid jab to kids below 5. Good on them.
Similarly, in the infectious disease conference yesterday AM (a regular and large Zoom meeting of doctors affiliated with a major teaching hospital), this topic came up. The retired infectious disease doc that has been one of my heroes stood up and had a single slide:
So in the same time we have had a mere 350 (and probably more like half that number) of kids die from COVID – we have killed at least 275 with the vaccines, and sent 5806 to hospital or ER…….And this is moral? This is ethical? Can someone please explain to e how this is not a violation of the Nuremberg Code?
The reason the last mentioned doc says “probably more like half” is because the deaths were likely “with” rather than “from” Covid.
Now, what do these people know that maybe a lot of ordinary people don’t know? Possibly something along these lines:
The CDC says that parents may vaccinate very young children against coronavirus but what should they know first?
I’ve excerpted the “6 things”, but not in their entirety. The full article by Dr. Marty Makary continues a lot more detail and discussion:
1. The research was inconclusive
The studies were too small to achieve statistical significance when evaluating efficacy against mild or severe COVID-19 infection. As a result, the FDA allowed both companies to extrapolate effectiveness by measuring antibody levels, pointing to data from older children and adults.
There were no cases of severe COVID illness in either the vaccine or placebo group. …
2. The FDA lowered their standards for acceptable vaccine efficacy needed to approve
In 2020, the FDA and public health officials said they would authorize a COVID vaccine that showed at least a 50% efficacy. But weeks before the vaccines were authorized for babies and toddlers, the FDA’s Dr. Peter Marks lowered the pre-set bar …
3. Most children have natural immunity
The CDC reported reported that, as of February 2022, 75% of children 0-17 years-old already had COVID-19. Given how rampant the Omicron strain has circulated since then, upwards of 80-90% of children have likely had COVID-19. There is absolutely zero clinical evidence to support vaccinating healthy children who already had COVID. Natural immunity, inexplicably ignored by public health officials, confers strong protection against severe disease.
4. Safety was based on a small sample
The small size of the studies in children under 5 makes it nearly impossible to observe rates of rare complications such as myocarditis, which occurs in 1 in 2,650 12-17 year-old boys after the 2nd dose. …
5. Healthy children have a very low risk of a serious consequence from COVID-19
Healthy children have a radically different risk profile and a different need for vaccination compared to children with comorbid conditions. A German population study found that all deaths in children 5-17 were in children with a comorbidity. That is, no healthy child 5-17 died in that country unvaccinated.
6. CDC’s announcement lacked humility
On Saturday, a beaming Dr. Walensky said "We now know based on rigorous scientific review that the vaccines….can be used safely and effectively in children under 5." The review might have been rigorous, but the underlying data was not.
A more appropriate announcement would have been "We approved the COVID vaccine for babies and toddlers based on very little data. While we believe it is safe in this age group, the study size was too low to make a definitive conclusion about safety. Moreover, the studies were conducted in children who did not have COVID previously."
Back to the first article, from naked capitalism. In the doctor’s conclusion from his email he writes:
this is likely the most immoral thing I have ever seen in my entire career. I will promise you right now – this is going to be a disaster of epic proportions.
Add to that the increasing number of studies regarding both male and female fertility, and the likelihood is that we’ll be having far fewer children to abuse in this manner.