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Vaccinating Healthy Young People – Risk without Benefit

2021-06-15 update: Medical researchers agree that there is no reason to vaccinate kids against COVID-19, but they are frightened to go against the faux consensus, and have to word their opinion cautiously.

Vaccinating children against SARS-CoV-2. Hard to justify right now for most children in most countries.

Young people have been largely spared from severe covid-19 so far,  and the value of childhood vaccination against respiratory viruses in general remains an open question for three reasons: the limited benefits of protection in age groups that experience only mild disease; the limited effects on transmission because of the range of antigenic types and waning vaccine induced immunity; and the possibility of unintended consequences related to differences in vaccine induced and infection induced immunity.

Lavine J S, Bjornstad O, Antia R. Vaccinating children against SARS-CoV-2. BMJ, May 13 2021 Continue reading Vaccinating Healthy Young People – Risk without Benefit