cloverleaf wrote: exculpatory wrote:
Vaccines of this type (and still experimental!) would likely do more harm than good for this population.
VAX in the 12-16 cohort has proven to be inordinately efficacious & safe.
And, in my extremely informed opinion, the ongoing trials in the 5-12 cohort will also be.
Ridiculous. Takes years for full safety tests, which is why even for adults what we have are only under "emergency use authorization". And again, there is close to no serious risk for these groups at all.
1) Transmission to and from kids is indeed increasing. Check out the stats in Michigan.
2) A small but real % of youngsters do indeed become profoundly ill.
3) Herd immunity will not be completely achieved until a reasonable % of the 120 million people in the USA under 18 are VAX.*****
4) It is true that the longer the F/U, the more complete the safety profile - but the likelihood of a safety signal appearing very significantly diminishes over time.
Pfizer will very likely start VAX the 12-16 cohort in the next 1-2 months.
VAX in the 5-12 cohort will likely be approved & begin in the summer.
Be careful with whom you chat, dude.
PS SD is spot on.
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