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Breaking: FDA panel says it approves giving Covid vaccines to kids ages 5-11

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The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of the FDA fully authorizing Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11. One member of the panel abstained.

This is not final approval from the FDA or Centers for Disease Control. That typically comes after the panel gives its advisory opinion. This is the same approval process that the agencies went through to approve a version of the Pfizer experimental vaccine.

Director of the CDC Dr. Rochelle Walensky has the final approval authority, but has indicated she is prepared to issue it immediately, which may be as early as the first week in November.

“The administration is working on the operations and logistics. So, as soon as we have both the FDA authorization and the CDC recommendations, there will be vaccine out there so children can start rolling up their sleeves,” Walensky said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The CDC released a study showing that 42 percent of young children in one study already have antibodies to the virus. But the CDC appears to believe the children should be vaccinated anyway.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • We need to hold these people accountable for every single child that dies or is disabled from these vaccines. The Covid-19 morbidity rates for those under 18 are about as close to zero as you can get without being zero. On the other hand, the risk of severe adverse affects from the vaccine, particularly myocarditis is highest in this age group. Given those statistics, how can anyone vote in good conscience to approve these vaccines in the 5-11 age group?!?!

    • So, who do we hold accountable for all the deaths that occur due not to being vaccinated? Would you like to step up to the plate on that one?
      The risk of myocarditis is real but extremely remote. You would do well not to take your child with you on your next car trip to the store if you think myocarditis is a hazard.

      • Think it through. There is essentially zero risk for one option. There is a small, but MUCH greater than zero, risk for a second option. You are advocating for the second option, which makes no logical sense whatsoever.

        • The true risk is not in death stats, it is in infection stats and hospitalization stats.

          So yes talking about death stats has never made any logical sense in terms of the true cost to public health of covid-19 and vaccinations.

          Every infection is another possible breeder of more variants and potential an increase and extension of the public health crisis.

        • Wrong. The numbers do not support what you say. Although Covid does not seen to hit kids as hard as adults, it is not without risk. More kids have died from Covid than from the effects of the vaccine, and kids who get Covid are 16x more likely to die from myocarditis those who don’t get Covid. The risk from the vaccine is extremely low.
          There is not zero risk in any case. Well, maybe if you live on a deserted island somewhere and never meet another human and don’t get the vaccine. That’s really the only zero risk situation, until you get discovered. Then, you’re on your own.

          • Nobody lives forever.
            I am only here for a good time, not a long time.
            This world will take the weak, as it always has.
            Get it while the gettin’ is good.
            See you on the other side.

          • That’s why Sweden just stopped Moderna in anyone under 31, because COVID, from which people will likely fully recover, is so much worse than myocarditis, which will more likely kill the victim within 5 years. Just simple math and big pharma profits. Are you in the employ of big pharma? You sure sound like it from your big pharma (false) talking points.

          • I want to say b—-s—-t, but it probably won’t pass.
            I often attack, but I rarely call someone a lying idiot. I’m thinking of making an exception for you, homo.
            You seem to lie as easily as Circle-back psaki.

          • I’ve got a screenshot of a chart from late August*, breaking out the number of deaths by age in AK: 0-10 no deaths, 11-19, no deaths. It’s pretty hard to argue that the risk from the vaccine is less than zero, but go ahead, give it a shot. I’ll wait here. *Yes, August was two months ago, and the numbers may have changed. I didn’t find updated data in a quick search, but I’ll keep looking.

          • Paid big pharma troll…
            Probably excited to see little children suffer as if Mengele Fauci’s puppy torture isn’t sickening enough.

      • There is omission and there is commission. If you watch someone drown and do nothing, while immoral you will likely not be prosecuted for murder. On the other hand, if you throw them in and hold their head under, you will be prosecuted.
        In a large study at Johns Hopkins, every child dying of COVID suffered significant underlying pathology, untreatable asthma being the most and leukemia the second most. And so how do you explain to siblings why you gave a healthy child an injection which killed or damaged them for a disease which was no risk? Look up Maddie de Garay.
        The risk to children is non-existent from COVID. The risk of side effects and death from the shot is real. Open your eyes, COVIDIAN, and see the truth, not just the spoon fed propaganda to enrich big pharma, or maybe worse.

    • That would be the parents who are responsible. I don’t think any kid age 5 to 11 can go in and get a shot on their own. I think that falls under my body my choice, or my kid my choice.

  • Poking our young children with an experimental vaccine. Well, if you advocate for very late term or after birth abortions this should fit right in.

    • I’ve heard folks jokingly refer to making legal abortions out to about two years but your suggestion is just “over the top” Jimbo. Heheh!

    • I never heard of an after birth abortion. People around here call that murder.

      • Ralph Northam the governor of Virginia commented on this over on NPR: “we’d make the child comfortable, until the mother decides what to do.”
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        Go search on Youtube/Rumble, there is an NPR in-studio video clip of him stating the law, as he sees it.

        • He would get the death penalty.

  • Gotta keep feeding those giant pharmaceutical corporations their profits, and inuring our kids to totalitarianism and lack of personal autonomy, safety and medical ethics and freedom be damned!

  • The uber-smart Scandahoovian’s with more PHD’s per capita said no to this nonsense. But, here we are in the good old USA, being led by the wallet by big Pharma and their shareholders within FDA.
    .
    What a sad day for all those little girls going forward, I wonder at which point within their life expectancy of say 85 years will the side-effects start to rear their ugly heads.

  • In time this will be recognized as a crime against humanity. In time.

    • I certainly hope so. As you can see in the reply to a comment I posted earlier, we already have people with little understanding of risk management applauding this decision. Sigh….

    • Yep.

    • Given enough time anything is possible.

    • Yup. I keep saying “just wait….. the documentaries in 10 years are going to be magnificent” and not in a good way.

      • I just meant it as a rhetorical statement. Given enough time anything is possible. Given enough time Earth can come back from 3 mass extinctions. Given enough time the Nazis can come back. Give it enough time, anti-gun activist such as Alex Baldwin will kill someone with a pistol.

        • Ah, qualifying… Even a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day. Just wait for those documentaries and Nuremburg style trials (well, I doubt that anyone will actually be held accountable).

  • The vaccine is not experimental. Ivermectin is totally experimental and unapproved. Also, it appears that, in adults, immunity is greatly enhanced by vaccination for those who have the Covid antibodies due to previous infection. So, not experimental, and, in kids, very likely highly effective.
    ‘Course, you can always roll the dice instead of heed best information. It’s only your kid.

    • Wrong on all counts. Man, you’re batting a thousand today. First, Ivermectin has been approved for quite some time for uses other than Covid. Therefore, whether or not it is an approved treatment *for Covid* it is neither “unapproved” nor “experimental” for human use. At worst, it is “possibly ineffective” for human use with Covid. On the other hand, all three of the vaccines in use in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) *ARE* experimental and authorized for use under the Emergency Use Authorization. Only the BioNTech “Cormidaty” vaccine is currently fully FDA approved, but it’s not readily available in the U.S. (some sources say, “at all” rather than “readily” but I can’t speak to that). While the Pfizer and Cormidaty vaccines are very similar, they are legally distinct vaccines, and therefore, the Pfizer vaccine does not automagically receive approval just because Cormidaty has been approved. Given that your statements are demonstrably false, it’s really ironic that you’re advising that others “heed best information,” just sayin’…

      • Yes, Cormidaty (the ONLY fully approved FDA vax) is not currently in production. ALL currently available vaccines are ONLY approved for EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) and NOT fully FDA approved.
        ***
        Gotta love the media spin and deception here!
        ***
        “The FDA has fully approved a vaccine that is not yet available or even in production yet, but were going to get on every TV commercial and radio add claiming that all current vaccines have been fully approved by the FDA tricking people into taking it and giving employers fictitious information to fire people with.”
        ***
        FACT: Not a single vaccine in production (available) is fully FDA approved. All current vaccines are considered EXPERIMENTAL and have been given EUA only, because of that fact.

        • We do not have an FDA-approved vaccine being administered in the U.S. The FDA played a bait and switch. They approved the Comirnaty version of Pfizer drugs. It’s not available in the U.S. They even admit it. I sent them a letter three days later going “What are you doing?” What they did is they extended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer drug vaccine that’s available in the U.S., here that’s more than 30 days later, they haven’t asked that very simple question. If you’re saying that the Pfizer drug is the same as the Comirnaty, why didn’t you provide FDA approval on that? So, there’s not an FDA-approved drug and, of course, they announced it so they could push through these mandates so that people actually think, “Oh, OK now these things are FDA approved.” They are not and again, maybe they should be, but the FDA isn’t telling me why. –SEN. RON JOHNSON:

    • Home, these non-vaccines ARE experimental, by definition, as none of them have or can yet have any long-term, multi-year trials behind them. In fact, the trials that these (non-)vaccines have undergone, to the extent that they have undergone trials, have been mostly shoddy and compromised.
      .
      But it is laughable and typical of you to make such an unsupported and blatantly false statement as “Ivermectin is totally experimental and unapproved”. Unapproved by US governmental agencies for treating the Wuhan Virus, maybe — as if their approval is needed to determine reality — but it is PROVEN around the world to be safe and effective against the Wuhan Flu, particularly in its early stages. But since those proven programs do not agree with the political agenda of the corporate and political power structure, they desperately try to spread propaganda and lies against its use, lies and propaganda which the weak-minded, cowardly and craven lap up unthinkingly, only to later regurgitate it as some kind of logical argument when faced with reality that does not jibe with their fearmongering programming by the powers-that-be, as you just did here.

      • It’d be interesting if the Covid shots, in one form or another, had been around as long as SARS-CoV-(19?). As the NIH spokes-mouth said the other day:
        .
        “We have to develop these Covid virus’ in order to have the vaccine ready for if someone weaponizes it.”
        .
        Same goes for all those military biological weapons programs we don’t run anymore– cough-cough.

    • The vaccines available in the US are experimental with zero long term studies, even on animals because the animal test subjects all died. These vaccines are used under EUA. Ivermectin is long approved with decades of safety proven by billions of doses. In fact, it is one of the safest medications on the market, with less adverse events even than amoxicillin.
      You spew utter nonsense and misinformation. People with prior vaccine are showing LESS protection after infection than those who never had the vaccine in the first place. The current vaccines interfere with appropriate immune response and may cause long term immune system damage. There is zero long term data concerning safety of mRNA injections. Would you subject your kid to an experiment that could take their life? Many are.

    • Homo,
      In regards to the “approval” for children 5 – 11 age, on October 26th, 2021,
      FDA Panelist Dr. Ruben outlined his support by saying “We’re never gonna learn about how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it. That’s the way it goes.”
      Dr. Ruben did not disclose the amount of the pay off he accepted, but every pharma company producing these experimental medical treatments have retained former FDA commissioners onto their corporate boards for political leverage.
      Over 200 congressmen have used Ivermectin successfully in treating the
      joint venture US/CCP viral bio weapon SARS-CoV-2. Developed in the 1970s, Ivermectin is a Nobel Prize winning drug, successfully prescribed to BILLIONS of people worldwide.

    • Wrong again!!!
      At least you’re consistent.
      About every statement.
      It’s a fake name. Are you psaki?
      I won’t tell.

      • That ‘wrong’ was for homo. The delay on this is probably necessary, but it messes with whom I think I am replying to.

    • ’91 Research Studies Affirm Naturally Acquired Immunity to Covid-19: Documented, Linked, and Quoted’
      Independent studies from around the world confirm each other. Worse, many show that immunity is significantly stronger in those who have never been vaxxed than in those who were vaxxed and later became infected. The jab interferes with natural immune response, so jabbed once and you do absolutely need boosters for life, however short it may be due to the immunosuppression by the mRNA.

  • This is the “Hill” any parent should be willing to die on.

    • Yessir said someone called SLICK, unwilling to put his/her name to such an imbecilic statement.

      • Bill, talk about an imbecilic statement. Have you for one second considered that YOU may be in the minority and that many many people are willing to die on this hill?
        You probably haven’t, and that is why you’ll be frantically searching for a “safe space” in the coming years as you are hit with a reality you simply cannot begin to fathom.

        • Another goofball unwilling to put his/her name to another asinine comment who thinks this is some sort of popularity contest.
          This is just science and most will use their understanding of said science to make their decisions, regardless of your thinking I may be “in the minority.”
          While some parents will be “willing to die on this hill,” your “many, many people are” is almost as ignorant as Slick’s comment IMO.

          • Says bill as he completely ignores the science.

          • Giving a child who is in no statistical threat from China virus a dangerous experimental gene therapy is sheer selfishness and stupefying madness.

      • Not imbecilic.
        Giving a damned dangerous experimental gene therapy to a child for a virus that has no statistical chance of harming him?
        That’s imbecilic.

    • You are right Slick. This is absolutely the hill to die on.

      “https://tobyrogers.substack.com/p/ten-red-flags-in-the-fdas-risk-benefit”

  • OK Lord Fauci, can we unmuzzle our children now?

  • This is the most useless, dangerous, and sickening thing in months, and there has been PLENTY of stiff competition.

  • Comments from top doctors on the panel are important context to the vote, but this won’t be reported in most news sources and certainly won’t be discussed in school board meetings when boards push mandatory vaccines for kids.

    Doctors on the panel were upset the FDA framed the only voting question as an all or nothing approval. Everyone agreed that for children with co-morbidities (i.e. obesity, severe asthma, etc.) benefits of the vaccine outweighed any vaccine related risks. Doctors on the panel asked that the voting question be changed to only address a subgroup of children but FDA CBER director Dr. Peter Marks declined to do this. Because they were forced to choose between emergency authorization for ALL children or NO children, they voted to approve.

    In spite of this approval, several top doctors mentioned the following in the meeting:
    – parents should be able to assess risks and benefits for their children and make an informed choice for their child
    – they were concerned the emergency authorization would be abused to justify universal mandates for children, which was not their intent. Some said they didn’t think this was likely because it is an EUA
    – for most children, the potential risks of the vaccine outweigh benefits – myocarditis is a potentially high risk factor but can’t be measured until millions of children are vaccinated
    – CDC numbers, they said, indicate that a MINIMUM of 40% of children have natural immunity based on prior infection, those children do not need to be vaccinated they said
    – average risk of hospitalization due to COVID for ALL children is less than risk of hospitalization due to the flu in previous years (CDC data)
    – COVID hospitalization rates for kids include children hospitalized for other reasons but who are COVID positive (so already low rates are overstated)
    – the vast majority of COVID hospitalizations are for kids with known risk factors / co-morbidities, those children should be vaccinated
    – they are concerned that because durability of Pfizer is so poor, children will need to boost in 6 months for the vaccine to have any effect
    – they indicated that vaccinating all kids will not reduce COVID transmission in the general population
    – they indicated we are no longer pursuing a herd immunity threshold goal so vaccinating kids is not important in terms of that objective

    The entire meeting is 8 hours but you can listen to summary comments by all panel doctors starting at about 6:45:00 – here is a link to this point in the youtube video
    “https://youtu.be/laaL0_xKmmA?t=24306”

    • Thank you for your summary and for the link.

  • The vaccines were tested as well as any new drug is. What is being streamlined is the usual administrative red tape involved in approval, NOT the testing or safety! What will it do to a young child’s entire life if s/he carries home a preventable disease and it kills Grandma, Grandpa, Dad, Mom, or any other much loved relatives or friends?? Virtually everyone who gets Covid-19 suffers some degree of heart muscle damage, brain damage, and/or lung damage and we have no idea how it might affect the children in the future. 100% of people who had an MRI before and after Covid-19 in one study showed some heart muscle damage regardless of how sick it made them and age. Is that what you want for your kids? Covid is a dangerous disease to everyone who gets it. It doesn’t just make you slightly ill and go away. It does internal damage! And if you’re unlucky enough to get a serious case, oxygen deprivation is one of the absolute worst ways to die!! Take a deep breath. Hold it until you can’t anymore. Now take another breath without exhaling the first one. That’s a little bit like trying to breathe with severe Covid-19! Do you want to risk putting your child through that unnecessarily with a disease that prevents you from staying with him/her and which is virtually untreatable?? Your child (and you) are about 15x more likely to catch covid if you’re unvaccinated. Especially in Alaska!!!

    • I very much try not to call people stupid, but some make it so very difficult.
      The ‘vaccine’ is worthless.
      And you want to give kids that are statistically at zero risk a dangerous experimental gene therapy to protect adults that are at very little risk?
      Baffling!
      Dumbfounding!
      Stupid!
      Cruel!
      Galactically selfish!

    • Really, Esthera? What did the five year testing show? Even the one year testing? Please link to the testing results so I can see the results.
      And the VAERS showing exponentially more adverse reactions than any (or all) other vaccines, including tens of thousands of documented deaths, which may only reflect 1-10% of the real total.
      And as to your unsupported allegation that all COVID cases involve heart damage, I call BS. One study. Was it from an online university in Nigeria? COVID can be a serious illness for some, especially those with comorbidity. But then again so can influenza A. To most COVID is a mild cold or less without sequalae.
      And how will Grandma, Grandpa, Dad, Mom, or any other much loved relatives or friends feel at the funeral of the healthy child killed by the COVID vax? How will they feel spending the rest of their lives caring for the disabled child damaged by the untested shot given for a disease ‘that the risk of a healthy child dying is between zero and infinitesimally rare’ per Medpage Today, article 93029.

    • Yes covid can damage some organs such as heart, lung, kidney and brain tissue. My doctor’s dad who is also a doctor got AFib as a result of having covid. Yes he’s old so you have to consider that, and the other day I learned that he has shingles which is pretty much preventable. Now he didn’t get the vaccine for shingles and he wishes he had. If you have had the chickenpox then one out of three people will get the shingles and I can tell you you don’t want it. Your skin looks like raw hamburger for about a month and it is very painful.

  • No, the vaccines have *NOT* been tested “just like any other drug.” For one thing, they haven’t existed long enough for there to be any long term studies. Next, your hypothetical “if you kill Grandma” argument is demonstrably false: at best, the vaccine protects YOU — not anyone else. Numerous studies have shown that vaccinated individuals can be carriers of the disease, and that there is no significant difference between the viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated carriers. Next, as for the risk to children from Covid, again experience shows that there is essentially a linear correlation between age and risk of serious Covid infection. The last data I saw from the SoA Covid data was that there have been ZERO deaths in AK in those under 18 years of age; if you’re worried about your kids’ health, literally *ANYTHING* else you worry about will pay a bigger dividend in your child/children’s heath.

  • Truly sickening! Many epidemiologists are now stating that eventually nearly everyone will contract Covid. They are urging health authorities to switch gears and start treating the disease with therapeutics rather then rely on only vaccination which so far has provided only limited protection during this endemic phase of Covid. There is no valid reason for small children to be injected with Covid ! Where the Hell is Dunleavey?

    • Parents get afraid and panic sometimes. It’s just their love and them wanting to protect their kids. There were a few cases here in Florida where little kids got sick and died with covid. But mostly, the Spanish flu killed younger folks and covid is fatal to older people but there are always exceptions. Here, we’ve lost police, firefighters and correction officers and wardens. So they weren’t too old.

  • Dunleavy is either a RINO plant, has been bought or has been compromised. My guess is somebody or some agency has something real bad on him. I believe him to be completely and utterly controlled by the deep state. I believe him to be the most worthless and pathetic of all of Alaska’s governors and that he will go down in history as this state’s biggest embarassment.

  • So a 91% effective vaccine is a good idea in a completely unaffected population. Friggin amazing the avarice of the cabal pushing this UNPROVEN and UNTESTED serum which, in no way, fits the definition or formulation of a vaccine.

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