|Big Garea Fan wrote:
fully vaccinated, Pfizer, little to no side effects unlike the Shingles (Shringrax) vaccine I got last year which leveled me.
Anyone more afraid of the vaccine than COVID has other issues in my opinion.
Would you extend that opinion to a parent who's reluctant to let their child get jabbed? We know the Chinese flu, statistically speaking, is not a threat to children. Should they still get a novel vaccine with no data on long-term effects?
Children under 16 aren't even eligible. They need to do more testing. Anyone would be crazy to give it to a child based on what we currently know. I'm not sure if anyone is even arguing otherwise except the most extremist nuts. This and the HPV vaccine, which is fairly new (but still around for years) and has been stopped in Europe, are the two right now that I wouldn't have my son get.
And if we've learned anything in the past year, once the camel's nose is under the tent...
I mentioned this yesterday because you can see the MSM beginning to put this spin out there. Kids are now, supposedly, "susceptible" to the UK Variant. Yesterday, GMA had a blurb about a daycare facility in Wisconsin where 20 kids all came down with Covid. So, as much as I want to believe that this entire thing isn't some kind of government plot, you can see where this is going. They're going to require everyone to get the damn shot now. I don't care as much. I'm done having kids and my body's probably already fucked up enough from eating Stouffer's TV dinners and Hostess fruit pies for my entire childhood. I'm not a fan of seeing kids required to get this.
Instead of just throwing numbers at us, the media should be providing us with useful information such as: How many of those 20 kids had serious symptoms? Any hospitalizations or deaths? Or were they asymptomatic or merely had flu-like symptoms that resolved in a couple days?
You can find COVID hospitalization/death data easily but it is much harder to find data on multi-inflammatory system (MIS-c) issues in children from COVID. When COVID first hit, there was talk about this mysterious illness that affected some children but then it dropped out of the headlines. That is the info that I need to make an informed decision about vaccinating my kid. Given that only 10 kids in my entire state (nearly all with some sort of underlting medical condition) under the age of 19 have died, I don't feel compelled to vaccinate my kid but that could change if there was compelling data about MIS-c and rates of long-term illness in children following COVID infection.
This is all spot on.
This thread was great before AA ruined it.