RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – U.S. media – including the Tampa Bay Times – are complaining that pediatricians, clinics, and hospitals in Florida are unlikely to be supplied with the controversial Covid vaccines for children under five anytime soon.
Vaccines’ cost-benefit ratio (see also this report by Steve Kirsch) is highly controversial. The Florida state government is taking a stand against the CDC and not only not recommending Covid vaccination for children, as was the case in Sweden, for example, and for a long time in Germany, but even explicitly advising against it. Pfizer’s own data show that the Florida state government is not making a mistake.
A statement from the Florida Department of Health, reprinted on Fox 13 TV from Tampa Bay, makes clear that the state government’s decision not to pre-order the vaccinations was its way of saying “enough is enough.”
Florida is being criticized for not pre-ordering COVID vaccines for children under 5. @HealthyFla doesn't recommend it. @GovRonDeSantis "Why are people so frightened about COVID in kids? Media hysteria and misinformation." pic.twitter.com/2ZoCJghZAs
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) June 16, 2022
The state had come to the independent decision that the vaccines are not the safe and effective miracle for all young children that many people in government and the media portray them to be. Here is the statement from the Florida Department of Health:
“The Florida Department of Health has made it clear to the federal government that states do not need to be involved in the convoluted vaccine distribution process, especially since the federal government has a history of inconsistent and unsustainable Covid-19 regulations. It is also no surprise that we do not participate in the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine when the Department does not recommend it for all children. Physicians can order vaccines as needed, and there are currently no orders in the Department’s ordering system for Covid-19 vaccine for this age group.”
Commenting on the decision on local television news, Joseph Ladapo, the state’s Surgeon General, said, “We are waiting for good data to show that the benefits outweigh the risks of therapies or treatments before we recommend those therapies or treatments to Floridians.
The confidence intervals for Pfizer's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine are crazy.
> Almost -400% (!!) efficacy lower end of the 95% CI.
> This could mean that it is within likelihood that vaccinated children have a almost 4x greater chance of getting sick with #Covid19. pic.twitter.com/b2OAhqQYC1
— Ben (@USMortality) June 16, 2022
That’s not going to change. I don’t think it’s particularly radical. I think it’s very reasonable,” Ladapo said. “From what I’ve seen, there are insufficient data to determine benefit and risk in children. I think it’s obvious.”
Considering that toddlers and babies, in particular, are unlikely to experience complications from SARS-CoV-2 infection and are also unlikely to be disseminators, giving the Covid vaccine, which is associated with many side effects, to the youngest children is undoubtedly critical.
As Daniel Horowitz reports in an article for the Conservative Review, Pfizer’s own data show that one in 71 babies suffers severe side effects from these controversial vaccines. That’s because the trial data would show no net benefit, a possible negative efficacy, and a level of side effects that outweigh any hypothetical benefit.