On Monday, I wrote about the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending at its website that children not be given experimental coronavirus vaccine shots, a position I noted is diametrically opposed to that of national, state, and local governments in America that are putting out much effort to give the shots to as many children — ages 12 and up so far — as possible. The next day, the WHO website section dealing with experimental coronavirus vaccine shots for children was extensively revised.
The new language at the WHO website is still far from the “jump on in, the water is fine” message that governments, and some big companies, are promoting in America. Yet, the new language does provide some accommodation for giving experimental coronavirus vaccine shots to children, unlike the language at the WHO website the day before.
On Monday, the WHO website stated:
Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.
There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.
Now the WHO website states instead:
Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults, so unless they are part of a group at higher risk of severe COVID-19, it is less urgent to vaccinate them than older people, those with chronic health conditions and health workers.
More evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19.
WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) has concluded that the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above. Children aged between 12 and 15 who are at high risk may be offered this vaccine alongside other priority groups for vaccination. Vaccine trials for children are ongoing and WHO will update its recommendations when the evidence or epidemiological situation warrants a change in policy.
It’s important for children to continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.
Over at ZeroHedge, a Tuesday article offers justified skepticism about the sudden change at the WHO website:
So to clarify… children aren’t really at risk of this virus so no hurry on the jab… more evidence is needed on its usefulness in kids… oh but the Pfizer vax is suitable?
So is there evidence or not? Is the vaccine worthwhile for kids? If you have to ask, you aren’t following the science.
The ZeroHedge article also suggests that what I wrote helped lead to the WHO making the change. My Monday article is inserted in the Zero Hedge article after the Zero Hedge article’s comment of “Color us not entirely surprised at this farce… but one thing we are sure of, this will simply be dismissed as a coincidence and WHO had planned on adjusting its guidance the whole time (it was just waiting to get caught in a disagreement with Fauci and friends).”