For 18 months now, I have been saying on The Richie Allen Show, that they will not rest until every man, woman and child has received a covid jab. From today, the UK’s 12 to 15 year-olds will be offered the needle, despite the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) refusing to endorse the move.
This lunchtime, Pfizer-BioNTech is claiming that its vaccine trial for children aged between 5 and 11 years-old has already produced positive results. According to SKY News:
A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial for children aged between five and 11 has produced “positive results” and has shown a “robust immune response”, the two firms have said.
They said the results are the first to emerge from any vaccine trial for children aged below 12 and would “provide a strong foundation” for seeking the authorisation of its potential rollout across the world.
Speaking to SKY, Bill Gruber, the senior vice president of vaccine clinical research and development at Pfizer said:
“This is really great news. We have been able to demonstrate a robust immune response as well as a satisfactory safety profile for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children five to 11 years of age.
What people need to understand is there’s been a concerted effort. Given that we are in the middle of a pandemic and hospitals are filling up, to get information out that can allow public health authorities to make good decisions about giving vaccines to children.”
That didn’t take long did it? The JCVI will, presumably, not recommend that five year-olds receive the jab, for the same reason they didn’t recommend that 12 year-olds get it. Covid is virtually harmless to children.
The government will overrule, no doubt with the blessing of the UK’s chief medical officers. The hits just keep on coming eh?