Horowitz: Tennessee House leaders send letter to Gov. Lee requesting he suspend COVID baby shots
Well, it looks like Florida won’t be alone in standing for the Nuremberg Code on human experimentation, at least if the Tennessee House leadership have their say.
It was widely reported last week that every state other than Florida purchased millions of doses of baby and toddler shots from the federal government – both Pfizer and Moderna – and immediately began injecting them into crying babies. While Florida was the only state to recommend against the shots, America is the only country to recommend for them. Even Israel, which was Pfizer’s laboratory, has not pursued vaccination of those under 5. So where are the other 20 or so red states?
On Tuesday, Tennessee state Rep. Jason Zachary of Knoxville penned a letter to Governor Bill Lee asking him to essentially follow the example of Florida’s health department and recommend against the shots. “We ask that you direct the Tennessee Department of Health to halt distribution, promotion or recommendation of COVID-19 vaccines for our youngest Tennesseans,” read the letter, which was signed by House speaker Cameron Sexton, majority leader William Lamberth, and caucus chairman Jeremy Faison.
\u201cYesterday, I was joined by @tnhousegop Leadership in requesting that @GovBillLee direct the @TNDeptofHealth to halt any distribution, promotion or recommendation of the Covid vaccine for children under 5. \nThe letter we sent to the Governor is \ud83d\udc47\ud83c\udffb.\u201d— Rep. Jason Zachary (@Rep. Jason Zachary) 1655912823
The letter expressed the concerns raised by many experts who have examined the clinical trials – that both Pfizer and Moderna failed to demonstrate the most basic positive safety and efficacy signals one would expect from an FDA-approved product based on a clinical trial. “We simply cannot recommend injecting an mRNA vaccine into children who have never been at serious risk from death or hospitalization from COVID-19. We do not know the short-term and long-term impact on their development and overall health.”
The letter raises several of the many concerns that have come to light from reviewing the clinical trials.
- Why did two-thirds of the 4,526 children recruited by the FDA not complete the trial? Was their data thrown out to fit a predetermined conclusion?
- Why was the trial not able to show a reduction in severe illness among those vaccinated?
- The FDA’s own risk-benefit assessment showed a 30% increased chance of contracting COVID-19 in children vaccinated after the first dose, compared to those in the placebo group. Why was this overlooked?
- Why was approval granted when the manufacturer’s own trials show zero benefit to children?
- Why was authorization granted by the FDA when there is no data related to the long-term impact of the mRNA vaccine on children who are not at risk of serious illness or death, unless they are significantly immuno-compromised?
It is truly shocking that this has not been a bigger story and how few Republicans have even spoken out about this flagrant violation of the Nuremberg Code of ethics for the medical profession. It’s not just the fact that children should never be getting this shot because the risk-benefit matrix was always the most unfavorable to them; it’s that since any other cohort has been approved, so much more information about the shots has come to light.
For example, just this week, Dr. Peter Doshi, editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal, posted a preprint study showing that one is more likely to be hospitalized from adverse events from both Pfizer and Moderna’s shots than to benefit from reduced COVID hospitalizations. Specifically, Dr. Doshi and his colleagues found that the Pfizer shot was associated with an increased risk of serious “adverse events of special interest” of 10.1 events per 10,000 vaccinated for Pfizer and 15.1 per 10,000 for Moderna.
So, what is the supposed benefit? The risk reduction, which was 2.3 per 10,000 participants for Pfizer and 6.4 per 10,000 for Moderna, is much less than the increased risk from adverse events. This means that there is a net increase in serious adverse events of 7.8 per 10,000 vaccinated with Pfizer and and 8.7 per 10,000 vaccinated with Moderna over the supposed benefit against COVID hospitalizations.
“The excess risk of serious adverse events found in our study points to the need for formal harm-benefit analyses, particularly those that are stratified according to risk of serious COVID-19 outcomes such as hospitalization or death,” conclude the authors, including researchers from UCLA and Stanford.
This is for adults! You can imagine the negative cost-benefit analysis for young children, especially the majority of them who already had the virus. Also, this analysis was for the original trials, before the virus changed dramatically, when there was possibly some degree of efficacy. That has all changed with endless new variants.