They are coming for kids



On November 19, Health Canada approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11. The decision followed in the footsteps of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization on October 29 for the same age group. Canadian public health authorities are currently increasing the number of clinics in and near schools. Mayor of Toronto John Torrey promised selfie stations, color sheets, stickers and more to help kids enjoy the jab. They are coming for your child.

German minister and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer said that the test of social morality is what it does for its children, in this case what it does to them. Told. In the Pfizer trial, the vaccine was tested in a total of 3,109 children in two cohorts. The first safety follow-up was two and a half weeks. The other is about 3 months. Traditionally, vaccines have been studied for several years on safety.

Pfizer’s trial was too small to establish the benefits of the vaccine for the age group and too small to determine the risk of adverse events. During the FDA’s Advisory Board’s deliberations, which abstained to recommend approval and voted 17-0, Dr. Eric Rubin, one of the members of the committee, said: that. “

Nonetheless, a recent Leger / Postmedia poll conducted in Ontario found that nearly two-thirds of parents with young children want to require vaccination to attend school. It was suggested. State-wide school obligations haven’t been enforced yet, but if you belong to the remaining one-third of parents, there’s still reason to be nervous. Not long ago, politicians and officials across the country blindly vowed not to introduce vaccine passports to anyone. Moreover, keeping a child away from the vaccine may not be as easy as withholding your consent, even if state or local school obligations never come.

In most states and territories, you can agree to treatment yourself, regardless of age, including children, if you are mature and smart enough. Therefore, when the 12-17 year old vaccine is approved earlier this year, public health officials can give their own consent without the participation of parents, with the opinion that they will attend health care workers. Insisted. Of doing so. Under Ontario law, a person is capable if he “understands the information relevant to making treatment decisions and understands reasonably foreseeable outcomes.”

In other words, a nurse with a needle knows that you eat ice cream for a supper and if you allow him to wear homemade wings and jump off the roof of your garage, even if you’re 12 years old Can conclude that he can make his own decision. Judging your child’s abilities is not what you do. Of course, if a healthcare professional makes a good faith assessment for “reasonable reasons,” the vaccination cannot be undone, but we are not responsible for making the mistake. Under the law, people are presumed to be competent. Consent to vaccination may be interpreted as mature and wise, as medical professionals appear to believe that COVID vaccination is very reasonable.

Fortunately, for now, Canada’s policies seem to be different for vaccinations between the ages of 5 and 11. In Ontario, for example, the state’s COVID website states that “most of the time” parents or surrogate decision makers need to provide consent on behalf of their children. The bad news is that asking for parental consent is not a law, it’s just a policy that you can dispose of whenever it gets in the way.

Children are the next frontier of the COVID campaign, and “no” is not the answer the COVID facility wants to ask. Only fools or naive people still believe that health authorities are acting reasonably, consistently and with common sense. Last week, Canada’s chief health official, Dr. Teresa Tam, suggested that the government could start vaccination of infants and babies with COVID early next year.

Ultimately, neither parents nor children are guaranteed a final decision. In September, a court in Saskatchewan ordered a 12-year-old girl to be vaccinated against her wishes. Her father wanted her to shoot, but her mother didn’t. The girl is “mature, bright and competent,” wrote MT Megaw, a judge at the Queen’s Bench Court in Saskatchewan, but expressed concern that the girl might have been influenced by her mother, “decision 12 Years. After all, she is a child. She is 12. She has the right to expect continued adult guidance in her life and not simply to make decisions on all issues. Why not? The judge thought vaccination was important.

The first instruction in medicine is “first, do no harm”. The medical institution’s enthusiasm for giving children the COVID vaccine is strange. They need to know for sure that COVID does not pose a significant risk to healthy children, and that vaccines have not been thoroughly tested for adolescents.

During COVID, children are at risk of threatening the safety of adults. The life of a child, written by science fiction writer Robert A. Hineline, is like a piece of paper that everyone leaves a mark on. He didn’t mean that literally.

Bring your enemies closer and your children closer.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Bruce Purdy


Bruce Pardy is Executive Director of Rights Probe ( and Professor of Law at Queen’s University. Email: [email protected]