The Covid era has shown many of us just how broken and dysfunctional the systems around us are when it comes to protecting young people’s emotional health. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that it’s the sick society that we are passing on to future generations that should be the priority target of our interventions for change, rather than the focus being on our young people (and ourselves). No one who works with children would support them to adapt to an abusive home environment so how can we justify supporting them to adapt to a social environment that is harmful for them? Surely it’s time to fully comprehend that the trauma-informed sessions in schools, the damaging psychiatric drugs and endless rounds of short-term counselling are not the answer.
We, the undersigned health professionals and scientists, have huge concerns about the safety and necessity of Covid-19 vaccines for children, for reasons detailed in the letters enclosed. Between us, we have written numerous letters to the regulators, copied to your predecessor, regarding use of these mRNA products in children.
HART has written repeatedly on the question of Covid-19 vaccines for children. Many HART members have also been signatories to open letters to the MHRA and the JCVI on this topic, dating back to May 2021 before the vaccines were even given a conditional authorisation for under 16s.
Children and young people are the future of any society. They are self-evidently vulnerable and require the care and protection of their families and of the wider community. Prior to the Covid Pandemic, in the UK, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was universally endorsed by all professionals whose work involved children and young people.
n February 2022, the JCVI in their wisdom, made a ‘non-urgent offer’ of Covid-19 vaccination for healthy children aged 5-11, scheduled to begin in April. It is worth reading the full statement, which hardly makes a strong case.
Hart recently published an article summarising the results of a study performed in the US military which found that nearly 3% of those vaccinated with smallpox vaccine developed subclinical myocarditis (defined by an increased troponin level – which was prospectively measured in all subjects).
We, the undersigned health professionals and scientists, call upon you urgently to pause the covid- 19 vaccine rollout for healthy children, while a thorough and independent safety review is undertaken.
But are the regulators listening?
Seventy-nine experienced health professionals and academics from the Children’s Covid Vaccines Advisory Council, have sent yet another letter to the MHRA exhorting them not to follow the FDA in authorising Covid-19 products for 0-4-year-olds. We know from past experience that where one regulator goes the others quickly follow.
From late 2020, the various harms of lockdowns, particularly for children, were becoming apparent, with acknowledgement from the DfE and OFSTED that all was not well. Signs of deterioration in adolescent mental health and increase in domestic violence and child abuse were noted, as summarised by the HART team.
There has been a vast quantity of water under the bridge since this article first appeared in March 2021 as part of HART’s COVID-19: an overview of the evidence. Despite numerous unanswered questions to the regulators, and legal challenges, the ethical and legal precept of protecting children was dropped in the clamour to protect society as a whole.
We are a group of health professionals and scientists from the UK, who submitted a letter to the FDA meeting in March regarding our concerns over the potential authorisation of Pfizer vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years and our letter is reattached today in readiness for your June meeting. No new evidence has come to light since our March letter, which gives any credibility to the necessity, safety or even efficacy of this vaccine for infants.
When the JCVI considered covid vaccines for children in July 2021, they stated, “JCVI is of the view that the health benefits of universal vaccination in children and young people below the age of 18 years do not outweigh the potential risks.
hen in February, the JCVI recommended covid vaccines for children aged 5-11, they described it as a ‘non-urgent offer’. Reading the whole briefing document reflects how luke-warm the committee were about the importance of the vaccine young children.
The Government’s decision to impose lockdown and introduce restrictions on movement led to the cessation of frontline and community services across health and social care within both adult and paediatric services.
For those of us who have spent the last two years surveying unfolding events in dismay, these past few months have been a strange time. We witnessed the greatest imposition of restricted civil liberties ever seen in peacetime and observed with disbelief the supine (sometimes enthusiastic) response of media, political ‘opposition’, most institutions and public bodies, even in the face of ever-increasing evidence of the enormous societal cost.
Is no-one safe from the tentacles of the state’s propaganda machine? Can’t they just leave those kids alone? One of HART’s favourite children’s characters has been unwittingly – and we might say unethically – weaponised in a ‘drive by’ vaccine product placement advertisement.