Dr Anthony Costello, a paediatrician and member of Independent SAGE, today recommended that all children be vaccinated against coronavirus. Children are virtually immune from the health consequences of Covid and there’s no evidence that suggests children are spreaders of the infection. However, Costello said that he and his colleagues are baffled as to why children are not affected and warned that they may be susceptible to so-called Long Covid. Therefore he said, they should be vaccinated.
Independent SAGE is a hodgepodge of cranky scientists and academics who formed, not to suggest alternatives to the draconian lockdown policies recommended by real SAGE, but rather to demand even more austere measures. Lockdown harder, faster and longer is their mantra.
On children, Costello said that they are a “very special risk area” because there was a chance that they may face effects that last for decades even if they don’t get sick to begin with. Yes, that’s right. He said that children don’t get Covid, but vaccinate them anyway, lest they develop the mythical Long Covid in later life.
Costello told the All-Party Parliamentary Group’s meeting on coronavirus today:
“The worry is this: we don’t really understand long Covid and what it means. We don’t know how long this virus lasts in people’s bodies and even in their brains.”
Costello went on to say that there are 19 million kids in the UK and if they were left unprotected after lockdown, half of them could catch the virus and millions could suffer long Covid. Millions of them could catch Long Covid? Was Costello challenged to provide any modelling, any study or anything at all to back up such a wild claim? Not a chance. He went on to say that:
“We don’t absolutely know what the impacts are going to be, long term. Should we be vaccinating children, even if they’re the lowest priority group? This needs some new consideration.”
Dr Deepti Gurdasani, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary, University of London chimed in: “We don’t understand long Covid yet… given that, it would be completely negligent to put children at risk.”
If you don’t want to put children at risk, don’t go anywhere near them with these vaccines. Better yet, order an inquiry into the current vaccine schedule for children in the UK. Take a close look at the real harms they are causing and the long-term health impacts on children who have had a dozen or more totally unnecessary jabs, before they’ve reached adolescence.