Horowitz: Every GOP governor except DeSantis ordered COVID jabs for babies. Why?
It is incontrovertibly clear at this point that some degree of injury and death will result from babies and toddlers getting the COVID shots. It is also undeniably clear that there is zero benefit to that cohort, for this variant, at this juncture. That makes the decision of every department of health besides Florida to order these shots, pending their imminent “emergency” approval, tantamount to Republican governors inviting Planned Parenthood into their states. They must be made to answer for their deeds.
On the same day the FDA advisory committee approved Pfizer’s and Moderna’s shots for babies over 6 months old, Dr. Fauci tested positive for COVID after having had four shots. Yet no amount of facts, science, and logic can derail this inexorable obsession with sacrificing kids to the Moloch of pharma.
NBC reported on Wednesday that the Florida Department of Health was the only state health agency not to order a batch of shots for children under 5 from the federal government.
\u201cThey say it works so well that your toddler needs to get it. Then why is it so hard to tell if it's working at all?\u201d— The Robber Baron (@The Robber Baron) 1655310600
The agency said in a statement it "has made it clear to the federal government that states do not need to be involved in the convoluted vaccine distribution process, especially when the federal government has a track record of developing inconsistent and unsustainable COVID-19 policies."
"It is also no surprise we chose not to participate in distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine when the Department does not recommend it for all children," the agency added.
Where are the other GOP governors? Many European and Asian countries banned Moderna’s shot for those under 30 even when COVID was more of an emergency, due to the risks of myocarditis. Yet these governors are actively requesting a mega-dose 25 mcg shot for 15-pound babies at a time like this – after everything we know about the shots?
To drive home this point, Dr. William Gruber, senior vice president of Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, highlighted during the meeting the fact that "the dose of 3 mcg was carefully selected to minimize adverse effects" (at 2:39:06). Putting aside the fact that this in itself is a self-indictment that when given with a proper dose that could possibly work, the shot is dangerous, what does this say about Moderna? At the same meeting, they approved Moderna’s shot, which is eight times more mRNA per pound than Pfizer’s, and potentially six times greater concentration in a 6-month-old than their adult shot in a 20-year-old male!
\u201cPfizer rep Gruber said to FDA's VRBPAC meeting today regarding vaxing 6 months olds: \n\n"The dose of 3 mcg was carefully selected to minimize adverse effects".\n\nBut Moderna is proposing an EIGHT TIMES GREATER DOSE. \n\nFDA does not give a s..\n\nhttps://t.co/HkHrYoSRu2\u201d— Igor Chudov \ud83d\udc2d (@Igor Chudov \ud83d\udc2d) 1655309593
CDC researchers in JAMA admitted that the 45,000 cases of myocarditis reported to VAERS are “likely” underreported, and the FDA noted last year in its approval of Comirnaty that a prior study on a smallpox vaccine “suggested an incidence of possible subclinical myocarditis 60-times higher than the incidence rate of overt clinical myocarditis.” How could anyone with a sense of ethics, compassion, and intelligence support this?
As one of the committee members, Dr. Jay Portnoy, said during the meeting, there are “so many parents who are absolutely desperate to get this vaccine,” and he thinks the committee “owes it to them to give them the choice.”
“I know that the death rate from COVID and young children may not be extremely high,” said Dr. Jay Portnoy, professor of pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. “It’s absolutely terrifying to parents to have their child be sick.”
Wow, that sounds real “sciencey.”
“Sure there are issues with this shot and no emergency need for it, but parents don’t want their kids sick.” Never mind the fact that it has become increasingly clear over the past year that these shots don’t prevent anyone from getting sick, and even according to the companies’ dubious claims, only sometimes potentially prevent a level of real critical illness in adults that kids don’t get.
At a press conference in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, DeSantis mocked this committee member’s new science of “parental fear” in approving novel therapies. “Why would they be frightened about it? It's because of media hysteria. It's because of a lot of misinformation. That's why they're scared. But to do an emergency use for a 6-month-old or a 1-year-old, simply to placate anxiety, that's not the standard when you're doing this. The standard is, is this something that's safe and effective?”
DeSantis made it clear that the state’s policy is not tantamount to a ban, because doctors and hospitals can still access the shots from the federal government; it’s just that the state will not be participating in vaccinating babies and recommends against it.
It’s quite evident by the fact that all these committee votes are unanimous that facts don’t matter any more. Even the ones who voiced concerns about approving the shots directly contradicted themselves and voted for it. Less than two months ago, Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wrote in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine that booster shots should not be targeted to kids, noting the concern of myocarditis and the theoretical problem of original antigenic sin, “a decreased ability to respond to a new immunogen because the immune system has locked onto the original immunogen.” He added: “An example of this phenomenon can be found in a study of nonhuman primates showing that boosting with an omicron-specific variant did not result in higher titers of omicron-specific neutralizing antibodies than did boosting with the ancestral strain. This potential problem could limit our ability to respond to a new variant.”
Yet on Wednesday, Offit voted to give three doses to babies for the original Wuhan strain right off the bat and then even suggested they might need a fourth – even as Fauci got COVID after his fourth shot. No regard for myocarditis, original antigenic sin, or any of the thousands of other maladies now documented in an endless stream of academic literature (even with all the censorship).
The doctors on the committee consistently reiterated that despite the cloddish trials and backwards risk-benefit matrix, they wanted to provide parents with a “choice.” It’s interesting that the “pro-choice” sentiment was never expressed when it came to the right to optionally use long-standing, safe, fully FDA-approved drugs when there were no treatment options. However, when it comes to novel emergency-use therapies already associated with millions of adverse events and negative efficacy, they become supportive of choice. Moreover, we all know that once these products are approved for babies, they will be placed on the childhood vaccination schedule for all kids, leading to mandates in schools and many pediatricians expelling patients who don’t get them. They are the ones who have consistently opposed choice.
Perhaps, the committee members have other conflicts of interest:
\u201cI asked, "Can you tell me if anyone on the vaccine approval committees ever received money from the people who make vaccines?"\n\nFauci : "People who receive royalties are not required to divulge them."\u201d— Senator Rand Paul (@Senator Rand Paul) 1655393022
Either way, it’s time we fight power with power and force with force. Every red-state legislature needs to immediately convene and ban the state departments of health from distributing these shots. They should submit a list of questions for Pfizer and Moderna, and absent satisfactory approval, they must be disapproved.
It’s time to abide by the Nuremberg Code once again.