Children face minimal danger from catching COVID, Biden admin still pushes vaccine

President Joe Biden, his administration, and his allies more broadly have launched a concerted effort to push COVID-19 vaccines for all children age 5-11, following recent emergency use authorizations from advisory panels for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The push comes despite it being abundantly clear that children of that age face a minimal and nearly non-existent threat from the virus, and may even face greater risks to their health from the vaccine itself, the American Thinker reported.

That leads to a rather pertinent question that the Biden White House will likely be unable or unwilling to answer: Why do they want to vaccinate all children so badly?

Low numbers

As the FDA panel considered authorizing emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children age 5-11, a CDC official presented some figures that revealed just how minuscule of a threat was posed to that particular cohort by COVID-19, completely undermining the argument that the vaccines were necessary to avoid mass death among children.

According to CNSNews, Fiona Havers of the CDC’s COVID-19 Response Team showed how from the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 until mid-October of this year, only 94 children between the age of 5-11 had died of, or with, COVID-19.

Those 94 deaths, as well as 8,300 hospitalizations in that age range, were out of a reported total of 1.9 million cases of COVID-19 among children age 5-11.

Furthermore, of those deaths and hospitalizations, the overwhelming majority included one or more of several co-morbidities that were likely more responsible for the hospitalization or death than the virus itself, such as “obesity, chronic metabolic disease, feeding tube dependence, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disorders, chronic lung disease, blood disorders, immunosuppressed conditions, and ‘other’ conditions.”

Greater risks at play

To put those numbers in perspective, Havers also noted that during the 12-month period between October 2020-2021, roughly 10 times as many children died from accidents (969), more than twice as many from assaults/homicides (207), and roughly the same amount from regular influenza and pneumonia (84), or suicides (66).

The American Thinker pointed out that children aged 5-11 were also far more likely to die in a car crash or be struck by lightning than to actually succumb to a coronavirus, particularly for healthy children lacking any of the above-mentioned co-morbidities and underlying health issues.

In addition, there is the very real and acknowledged risk of children suffering an adverse reaction to the vaccine, as evidenced by the shockingly high numbers reported by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database, which itself is only a slim peek at reality, according to a 2010 Harvard study which found that less than 1% of all vaccine-related adverse reactions are actually reported and documented by VAERS.

A profitable move

The American Thinker article returned to its base question — why are vaccines being pushed so hard for children when they are both unnecessary and risky — and reached a rather disconcerting possible conclusion … a desire for more money in the form of profits from vaccine sales, as Pfizer reportedly stands to earn tens of billions in anticipated profit over the coming two years.

As it turns out, quite a few members of the advisory panels that approved the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use have either worked for or have strong connections to Pfizer — strongly suggesting that the company’s anticipated revenues and profits merit greater consideration than the actual health and well-being of children who don’t need to be vaccinated and potentially face greater health risks from the vaccine than the virus itself.

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