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Japan eyes administering COVID vaccine to children aged 5-11 in Feb

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Data from clinical trials conducted by Pfizer in the United States and other countries show that administration of a third adult dose of the vaccine was 90.7 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections in children aged 5 to 11.

Well, there you have it. And in adults it was 95% effective in preventing infection, 100% effective against severe infection for 'at least 2 years'. Clinical trials for which the results were published in peer reviewed scientific journals demonstrated that. They also demonstrated Oxycontin isn't addictive. We have no reason believe, no matter what Dr Fauci says, any of this is false.

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Good. My 6 year old son can finally get vaccinated.

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No personal stake in this directly; don't have and will never have kids, but more of the population getting it is only a good thing. Too often I see younger kids, who obviously can't be vaccinated yet, also running around unmasked. Not only can kids still transmit disease, they tend to be one of the most common vectors for it, ask anyone who has worked in childcare.

I will be honest, this is way less feet dragging than I expected from Japan, good on them. I half-expected it to take another 6 months from when other countries started it.

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There is no way my kids are getting these vaccines. In this age group, the risks of serious injury or death from the vaccine is greater than from the virus, if they do not have other underlying conditions.

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Raw Beer, same here. Fortunately my Japanese daughter knows the dangers of this shot and so my grandchildren will not be given the shot either.

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In this age group, the risks of serious injury or death from the vaccine is greater than from the virus, if they do not have other underlying conditions.

No the risks are not greater than from the virus. The very low risks are slightly higher but still very low in comparison to side effects in adults. That’s quite a difference. In addition it’s quite bare of logic, if you say because of the risks you assume not to give it to a child because it’s risky, but then better to give it to an already unhealthy child with underlying conditions.

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In this age group, the risks of serious injury or death from the vaccine is greater than from the virus, if they do not have other underlying conditions.

No the risks are not greater than from the virus.

Actually, yes they are. In the US, about 400 kids (under 18) died from Covid19. They essentially all had other serious issues (diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, obesity...). There are plenty of examples of healthy kids dying or getting seriously damaged from the vaccine.

For healthy kids, it does not make sense to risk getting this gene therapy.

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Children are already being vaccinated in America.

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1102-PediatricCOVID-19Vaccine.html

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Actually, yes they are. In the US, about 400 kids (under 18) died from Covid19. They essentially all had other serious issues (diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, obesity...). There are plenty of examples of healthy kids dying or getting seriously damaged from the vaccine.

But yet again you present no evidence just baseless assumptions, that indicates very strongly you already know this is not true, but since it completely contradicts your point you don't want to recognize it.

For healthy kids, it does not make sense to risk getting this gene therapy.

Nor they are getting it, easily seen as you (yet again) fail to produce any evidence about the vaccines fulfilling any of the roles of gene therapy, but instead being extremely efficient and safe vaccines.

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zichiToday  01:28 pm JST

Children are already being vaccinated in America.

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1102-PediatricCOVID-19Vaccine.html

Thanks for the link but this article already reads:

In the United States, vaccinations of children aged 5 to 11 have begun, following approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sorry, respiratory diseases.

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Japan's health ministry has urged local governments to prepare for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5 and 11, expanding inoculations to this age group in February at the earliest, its officials said Wednesday.

Why the urging but then the 2 and a half months wait to start administering the shots?

Raw BeerToday  11:42 am JST

There is no way my kids are getting these vaccines. In this age group, the risks of serious injury or death from the vaccine is greater than from the virus, if they do not have other underlying conditions.

I heard something like 78% of deaths from Covid in the US are in obese people, and 44% had diabetes. Any obese children with diabetes roaming around?

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In Japan, out of 268,799 confirmed infections among the under 20 year-olds, only 3 died. And I remember when the first of those three died he was report to have a serious comorbidity; I suspect the other two also had something serious.

And as I previously posted about the FDA online panel discussion of vaccinating kids, one of the FDA "experts" (Eric Rubin?) said something like: we're never going to learn how safe the vaccine is for kids unless we start giving it to them and so I think we should vote to approve it.

My kids are healthy, and I want to keep that way. They will not be affected by the SARSCoV2, so I will not volunteer them to be guinea pigs to determine vaccine safety.

If anyone is considering giving their kids a covid vaccine, I recommend you first watch this excellent interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxVydBwmH5I

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It is a terrible decision to vaccinate children with an experimental substance against an infection that is no danger to them. At the very least, if the government does something like this, the substance should be fully approved and well understood, including long-term risks. And no play with word games, like "approving" a different product and then saying it is identical. Terrible to see Japan bow to the influence of big pharma.

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*n Japan, out of 268,799 confirmed infections among the under 20 year-olds, only 3 died. And I remember when the first of those three died he was report to have a serious comorbidity; I suspect the other two also had something serious.*

Suspicions are not evidence, just your bias. With this you are accepting you have no evidence to prove your point, specially because you use data against you can only compare exactly 0 deaths by vaccination. Once again, to prove your point you need much more than suspicions, you need data that proves higher deaths and other serious complications from vaccines than from COVID, do you have that data? because if not you concede your argument is invalid and baseless.

we're never going to learn how safe the vaccine is for kids unless we start giving it to them and so I think we should vote to approve it.

Which is perfectly fine, becaue we already know the most important fact according to the clinical trials, and that is that the vaccines are much safer than COVID, they could be even safer than what the trials have proved (so we still don't know how safe they are) but that they are safer than the infection is no longer under any reasonable doubt.

Once you resignate yourself to use videos instead of primary sources that means you are also accepting the actual science proves you wrong, why else use "evidence" of terribly low quality if not because the best evidence available proves you wrong.

It is a terrible decision to vaccinate children with an experimental substance against an infection that is no danger to them. 

The experts of the world say that you are mistaken, because the "substance" you are so afraid of has a much higher safety profile and has been used on humans for long time before COVID infected the first patient. Children have been being vaccinated against health problems that don't kill children for a long time now, why the sudden irrational fear for just another vaccine against a disease that actually can kill children (not to mention cause many other problems, some for life). Big pharma has nothing to do with this, scientists and doctors that examine the evidence are the ones saying the vaccine is much safer for children, if you want to say they are wrong you need to offer evidence for this, not just your personal fears not based on any data.

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