Last week, President Joe Biden made one of the most dictatorial and unilaterally tyrannical moves in the history of the country. Reading from his teleprompter on Thursday, Biden imposed stringent new vaccine mandates on federal employees and all companies in the U.S. with over 100 employees. Companies who do not comply will be fined over $10,000 per instance.
In the wake of this move, the Los Angeles Unified school district unanimously voted to require COVID-19 vaccines for all students 12 and older who attend school in person. The district consists of over 600,000 children who will now be required to take the jab to go to school. This move certainly isn't based in science given the fact that in the last 19 months, just 138 kids, aged 5-14 years have died from COVID-19 in the entire country, according to the Centers for Disease Control's own data.
In the last 19 months, 55,352 children from the ages of 0-17 have died from various causes. Just 412 of them have died from or with COVID-19. So, while this new vaccine mandate for children may ease the nerves of the Branch Covidians and Team Doom, to claim that it is for the benefit of children is baseless, and given the results of a recent study, outright insidious.
Research conducted by a team at the University of California has found that teenage boys are six times more likely to suffer from heart problems caused by the COVID-19 vaccine than to be hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 itself.
Read that again.
The team of researchers led by Dr. Tracy Høeg, analyzed data reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and looked specifically at reports filed between January 1, 2021, and June 18, 2021, among adolescents ages 12-17 who received mRNA vaccination against COVID-19.
Researchers identified 257 stratified cardiac adverse events (CAEs) within the data. As the Telegraph reports, they "found that the risk of heart complications for boys aged 12-15 following the vaccine was 162.2 per million, which was the highest out of all the groups they looked at.”
Conversely, according to the study, "this incidence exceeds their expected 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization rate at both moderate (August 21, 2021 rates) and high COVID-19 hospitalization incidence."
Recommended for You
Examining both current and historical rates of hospitalization for COVID-19 for the age groups, the researchers found that (emphasis added) "for boys 12-15 without medical comorbidities receiving their second mRNA vaccination dose, the rate of CAE is 3.7 to 6.1 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk as of August 21, 2021 (7-day hospitalizations 1.5/100k population) and 2.6-4.3-fold higher at times of high weekly hospitalization risk (7-day hospitalizations 2.1/100k), such as during January 2021."
In conclusion, the study's authors called for further research into the indication of vaccination of this age group given the risk of post-vaccination CAE.
Further research into the severity and long-term sequelae of post-vaccination CAE is warranted. Quantification of the benefits of the second vaccination dose and vaccination in addition to natural immunity in this demographic may be indicated to minimize harm.
According to the study, it has not yet been peer-reviewed. However, given the nature of the raw data, it should have no problem undergoing this process.
Experts in the field are already urging caution, despite the lack of peer-review.
Prof Adam Finn, a member of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation at the University of Bristol, told The Guardian, “I stand by the JCVI advice, which is not to go ahead at this time with vaccinating healthy 12 to 15-year-olds on health outcome risk-benefit grounds given the current uncertainty – as there is a small but plausible risk that rare harms could turn out to outweigh modest benefits.”
At the very least, mandates like the one in Los Angeles, should be put on pause as others take a closer look at the data. Unfortunately, this is not likely to happen. Even before the FDA had approved Pfizer's experimental COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 back in May, San Francisco issued a health order allowing children to receive the shot without parental consent, known as ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C19-19.
Hopefully logic prevails and we don't end up sacrificing the health of children to have a perception of safety for the elderly.