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Why is there a push to vaccinate children despite there being no threat to them?

Recently, UK doctors had written a letter to the country’s authorities that Covid-19 vaccines should not be given to infants and young children. A similar letter was sent by prominent physicians and healthcare specialists, under the banner of Indian Doctors for Truth, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 7, 2021 on the need to urgently rectify “the current utter disregard for science while deciding corona-related measures which have special worrying effects on children":

Indian Doctors for Truth has already written a letter to you on July 21st, 2021 regarding the Urgent need to stop the overzealous universal vaccination drive against Covid-19.
While there has been no response to that letter and the vaccination drive still continues, the 4th round of sero-survey has vindicated the stand taken in that letter. Sadly, as unscientific measures continue to be implemented, harming the adult population, their livelihood, health and life in general, more urgent matters have come up with regard to the health of our children. Clearly our policies with regard to Covid-19 do not match the prevailing scientific knowledge and opinion of experts in the field.
Children of India should not be given this not fully approved (approved for restricted use only) Covid-19 vaccine without any knowledge of long-term effects as they have already developed immunity and are at no risk of severe covid.
In the light of the fact that the majority of children in our country have recovered from Covid and on an average 56% of them have antibodies without developing serious disease, there is no scientific basis to expect children to be more affected in the 3rd wave and policies should be framed accordingly. AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria and The Indian Academy of Paediatrics have given statements to this effect. (1, 2)
Sri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, in an answer to Lok Sabha on 23rd July 2021 said, “There is however no scientific evidence either from India or globally, to show that children get disproportionately infected with Covid-19 including delta variant. Children, if infected, generally remain asymptomatic or exhibit mild symptoms and do not get severe disease."
So why is there a push to vaccinate children despite there being no threat to them and plenty of evidence in favour of naturally acquired immunity?
Experts have confirmed that letting children catch Covid may be safer than giving them vaccines. Allowing children to catch Covid may be better than exposing them to the "risk" of vaccines, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (UK) has said. (3)
"There is no scientific evidence that any wave would affect children disproportionately," said epidemiologist Dr Chandrakant Lahariya in a panel discussion on CNBC-TV18. He was responding to NIDM and others unnecessarily creating a scare. “Children do not need to take vaccine shot to go to school," he said. (4)
The same view has been reiterated by experts in Government arranged programs, opined in public forums and when asked by the press. (5, 6, 7)
Latest preprint study of eminent Stanford epidemiologist, Dr John Ioannidis, representing 14 countries, points to a survival rate of 99.9973% up to the age of 19. (8)
Considering that children get very mild disease, scarce resources would be better utilized for providing Wholesome Nutrition for children. “In our country, 2,200 children die of malnutrition every day. As per information available till now, Covid-19 does not make children severely ill. Even today, I do not think you will find so many children dying of Covid-19 in a month [as they do of malnutrition]. In a nutshell, I can say Covid-19 remains a very mild disease for children.” Dr Sanjay Rai, AIIMS.

Key findings of the Sero-Survey:

Linking Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children ( MIS-C) to Covid-19 has been the cause of much needless fear and worry amongst parents. However, most children who develop Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) after infection with SARS-CoV-2 recover relatively quickly and without significant sequelae, according to a research letter published online in JAMA Paediatrics.
On the one hand our children have already acquired immunity post Covid infection and on the other hand these experimental vaccines wherever they are rolled out, are not found to be safe enough, so it is totally irresponsible and unethical of us to go ahead with any vaccine roll out for children. Worldwide a cascade of serious Adverse Effects have been seen in adults and children in 2021 after the Emergency Use Authorisation was granted for restricted use of Covid-19 vaccines. (9)
When scientific evidence shows that there is absolutely no need for our children to be vaccinated, it is incomprehensible that Clinical Trials and EUA for vaccinating children are underway in India. According to new study, teenage boys are six times more likely to suffer heart problems from Covid-19 vaccine than to be hospitalised from Covid.
While giving advice for vaccinating children in the UK, JCVI categorically said, “The margin of benefit, based primarily on a health perspective, is considered too small to support advice on a universal programme of vaccination of otherwise healthy 12 to 15-year-old children at this time. As longer-term data on potential adverse reactions accrue, greater certainty may allow for a reconsideration of the benefits and harms. Such data may not be available for several months.”
Even in the US where the vaccine has been rolled out questions are being raised by the scientific community about the risk vs benefit of the Covid-19 vaccine, as this extensive study in Science Direct paper reveals. The study raises two important issues. “First, that there is no data to justify the inoculation of children, much less most people under forty.”
“Secondly, it questions the rush to vaccinate a group at essentially zero risks. Given that the inoculations were tested only for a few months and only very short-term adverse effects could be obtained, it is questionable how well even these short-term effects obtained from the clinical trials reflect the short-term effects from the initial mass inoculation results reported in VAERS.”
As per a recent report in Children’s Health Defense titled “Safety Signals for COVID Vaccines Are Loud and Clear. Why Is Nobody Listening?”, the question raised above have been confirmed by a large study/analysis comparing the results of adverse effects between Flu vaccines and Covid vaccines when mass inoculation started.
The Adverse Effects comparison with flu vaccines for the age group 12 to 17 years, you see that for every million vaccine doses administered, there were 25 times more reports to VAERS for COVID-19 vaccines than for flu vaccines, 34 times more serious events, 32 times more deaths, 7 times more reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and 1251 times more reports of myopericarditis. (10)
Knowing how gene based vaccines are causing side-effects way beyond expected limits in age groups having the least risk from Corona, we strongly oppose the EUA given to Zydus Cadila’s DNA vaccine ZyCoV-D.
“This week’s U.S. data for 12- to 17-year-olds show:
● 19,827 total adverse events, including 1,169 rated as serious and 19 reported deaths.
● 2,972 reports of anaphylaxis among 12- to 17-year-olds with 99% of cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine.
● 488 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis (heart inflammation) with 481 cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine.
● 106 reports of blood clotting disorders, with all cases attributed to Pfizer.”
Dr Rajesh Kulkarni, Dept. of Paediatrics, BJ Govt. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital has been quoted saying “severe acute malnutrition with anaemia in children could also be a risk factor for severe Covid. “Nearly 12 malnourished children in the study developed severe Covid.” If we are particularly worried about malnourished children, our planning for these children should focus on large scale nutrition programs and not vaccines. (11)
NTAGI chairman Dr N K Arora has said that Vaccination of healthy children would commence next year, but the immunization of kids with comorbidities would start next month. When overall mortality rates are nearly 0% percent for children, and we don’t have long term studies, no universal drive for vaccinating all comorbid children should be started. Only depending on the severity of the comorbidity, parents and the treating physician should be left to decide the need for the vaccine. We are also deeply concerned that malnutrition will be considered a comorbidity and thus a reason to vaccinate lakhs of undernourished children in the country. 
Opening the schools without any restrictive measures is another important issue that needs urgent attention. UNICEF has said that closing schools during the pandemic was the biggest mistake. There is no relation between Pandemic and schools functioning.
It is also important to take into consideration a German Court Verdict, that masks, distancing and regular testing of children for Covid-19 should not be done. These measures are not only not useful but are actually harmful. (Ref. Weimar Local Court, Order dated 08.04.2021, Ref.: 9 F 148/21) (12)
While children are the urgent focus of attention, adults are also affected by the complete unscientific attitude of our experts, who are deciding our Public Health Policy, even after having deeper understanding of Covid-19 and knowing that we have the capacity to fight it. This in turn is impacting the economic health of the nation and the future of our children.
We have to pay attention to what prominent Epidemiologists of our country are saying about handling of the Covid-19 when community transmission has set in. Quarantine and isolation has no meaning today since seroprevalence is high.
Insisting that the 3rd wave is a stretch of someone’s imagination, Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil, epidemiologist and chairperson, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Epidemiology, says that “There is no need to keep doing RT PCR tests. Only those who are symptomatic should be tested. ICMR has also said this. It’s extremely rare to see a child under 12 years of age dying of Covid. It is less than one in one lakh.” (13)
Another Epidemiologist, Dr Amitav Banerjee, Professor & Head, Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiologist at Dr DY Patil medical college, Pune, writes:
“First, let us consider the futility and utility of testing and tracing. From the scientific perspective, testing and tracing do not make any sense once community transmission has set in.” (14)
As advised by WHO, testing and tracing are not useful in a community when a large portion of the community is already infected, which is the case in our country as shown by recent sero-surveys. (15)
A study in Singapore has also indicated that even asymptomatic infections provide robust and lasting immunity and therefore our sero-prevalence data, as shown above, is proof enough of lasting immunity. There is therefore no need for a vaccine drive. (16)
While most Virologists and Epidemiologists now agree that there will not be any third wave, while attributing the seasonal increase in respiratory diseases in the April-May 2nd wave to the Delta variant. (17)
Our analysis of the data clearly shows that even the infectiousness of Delta variant has not been proven by the data. Inexplicably, the percentage of Delta variant was shown to increase from 53.9 % in the month of April to 83.3% in July, the number of cases actually started declining by Mid-April and touched the baseline by the end of May. Increase in percentage of Delta variant had no effect on increase in cases.
Similarly, vaccination had no effect on the number of cases as Vaccination peaked in the month of June and cases started falling much before that. (18)
While the Delta variant itself is irrelevant as can be seen, saying that we require 80 to 85% of people to have antibodies is more illogical.
The serosurvey done in June-July this year will not include the people who were infected in the year 2020 because antibodies decline in around 4 months but these people continue to be immune to infection because of cellular immunity. All the serosurveys conducted during last year showed 30 to 50 % of people had antibodies in their blood. (Full details in our previous letter referenced above). If this scientific fact is taken into account practically everyone in our country is immune.
Amongst all the data being collected on the basis of RT-PCR test, we should not forget the fact RT-PCR test itself is nonspecific and is not diagnostic, as shown in the CDC document. (19)
Considering all the scientific facts presented above,
WE DEMAND:
1. All Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials on children should be stopped.
2. The Covid-19 vaccination for children should not be rolled out even if vaccines are given EUA for restricted use, and no vaccines, currently under trial, to be given EUA.
3. Immediate reopening of schools and colleges without any delay or restrictions as advised by experts.
4. No testing of asymptomatic children at school or home
5. No experimental and unapproved drugs should be used in the treatment of children who test positive and/or have Influenza Like Illness (ILI) rather children should be subject to standard of care using proven, tested and repurposed drugs and Ayush protocols under an Integrated Medicine Healthcare approach. It is our experience that experimental drugs have proved harmful for adults in the 1st and 2nd wave.
6. No testing, tracing, quarantine at mass level either routinely or as part of job, earning activity, entry to certain places or for travel as has been scientifically advised once community transmission has set in.
Indian Doctors for Truth seek the opportunity to meet with you at the earliest to discuss the issues pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic and the various countermeasures adopted for the Citizens of this Country. We look forward to a favourable reply.
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