Open Letter from UK doctors: Safety and Ethical Concerns Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccination in Children We wish to notify you of our grave concerns regarding all proposals to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children. Recently leaked Government documents suggested that a COVID-19 vaccine rollout in children over 12 years old is already planned for September 2021, […]
Dr June Raine, CEO, MHRA, cc Professor Lim, Chairman, JCVI Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care Commission on Human Medicines Paediatric Medicines Expert Advisory Group 14th November 2021 Dear Dr Raine, Re safety of COVID-19 vaccines in children We are a group of doctors and scientists who wrote to you on 17th May, then […]
In the week when the requirement (or is it only a ‘recommendation’?) to mask children in the classroom was reinstated, it is worthwhile to consider the likely reasons underpinning the decision to return to a restriction that is both ineffective and harmful.
On New Year’s day, just when we should have been giving children a positive message at the start of 2022, it was instead announced that secondary school pupils would be back into masks in class.
The UKHSA has now quietly published guidance for health professionals on vaccine-associated myocarditis, a stark reminder of how serious a matter it is to extend the use of a vaccine designed for adults to younger people.
Thought reform is a process that brings about the systematic alteration of a person’s mode of thinking, a process of individual political indoctrination. It has a psychological momentum of its own; once installed – as many researchers on the issue of cults have found – there is no further need of an indoctrinating guru, teacher or other authority figure, because the subjects who have been indoctrinated reflexively take on that role, policing their own and others’ adherence to the ideology
HART would contest that it is unethical to ask children to take a vaccine to boost herd immunity or to offset political decisions such as school closures, at a stage when the drug trials have still to be completed. Policy makers would do well to re-read the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and to follow the authors’ guidance to ‘weigh up the risks and benefits with caution and to proceed with care’.
UKHSA reports numbers who test positive for antibodies by age. This shows a rise of over 4% in the under 40s; 2% in the 40-69 year olds and an insignificant rise in the over 70s. Using those figures and ONS mid-2020 estimates for England would give an overall increase of 2.8%. UKHSA are therefore assuming that 9% of under 17 year olds have seroconverted in the same time period.