Why are NM officials pushing for COVID-19 vaccination in children?

School districts and elected officials all over the state are pushing for students 12 years or older to be vaccinated with COVID-19 injections.  Incentives are being offered to kids for being vaccinated. For instance, some teachers are offering students extra credit for taking the shot. Coercion is a violation of Informed Consent.

Look at the data, from the May 24, 2021 NM COVID-19 Pediatric Case Report

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Age 0-17 = 29,404
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Age 0-17 = 192
  • COVID-19 Deaths in Age 0-17 = 1

Based on these data, 99.4% of NM pediatric COVID-19 cases did not result in hospitalization.  NM kids have a 99.997% survival rate from COVID-19. And these numbers only include the kids who tested positive, and does not account for the many who likely developed immunity asymptomatically.

It is clear that children have extremely low risk from COVID-19. None of the COVID-19 injections have received full FDA approval, and they are authorized for Emergency Use only. All three COVID-19 injections include technology that has never previously been approved for use in vaccines (mRNA for Moderna and Pfizer, genetically-engineered adenovirus for J&J). There have been no long-term safety tests on COVID-19 injections. That means that we do not know what will happen to people who receive these injections 6 months from now, a year from now, or longer. 

As of May 14, the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS, which is at vaers.hhs.gov) has 227,805 negative reactions that have been reported for experimental COVID-19 vaccines. That includes:

There have been more deaths reported in the VAERS after COVID-19 vaccination in the last 5 months than there have been deaths reported from all other vaccines combined for the last 15 years. Over a third of the deaths reported after COVID-19 vaccination were in people who became ill within 48 hours of getting the shot.

It is known that adverse vaccine reactions are greatly underreported, and it is estimated that only 1-10% of these reactions are actually reported to the VAERS system. That means that the VAERS data potentially represents millions of adverse reactions and tens of thousands of deaths related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Reports of teens who have developed heart problems after COVID-19 vaccination are coming out from around the country. The two fifteen-year-olds who died after COVID-19 vaccination both died of heart failure (VAERS ID 1187918 and 1242573). The 16-year-old who died after COVID-19 vaccination (VAERS ID 1225942) had a pulmonary embolism (blot clots in the lungs). 

An 18-year-old who died (VAERS ID 1078352-1): he was vaccinated on March 2nd. The next day, on March 3rd, he complained of fatigue, body aches, and headache. On March 5, he said his chest was hurting. A few hours later, he was dead. 

Remember, NM kids have a 99.997% survival rate and only a 0.6% hospitalization rate from COVID-19.  The CDC said it was safe to re-open schools before vaccines were rolled out. Evidence from around the globe has shown this to be the case, even in countries that do not require masking, such as Sweden

The current push towards vaccination of children is not based on risk to kids.  Asymptomatic transmission has already been proven to be extremely rare, such that it should not be used to drive public policies. If we are going to actually follow the science, it is clear that there is no justification for pushing COVID-19 vaccination of NM children. 

The unknown long-term risks combined with children’s extremely low risk from this illness should make us all pause for careful consideration of the facts. Informed consent requires that people be made aware of potential risks and be free to make decisions without threats or coercion.  NM officials and school districts have no justification for pushing vaccination on school children, and this decision needs to rest securely in the hands of parents. 

Sarah Smith has been a natural healthcare practitioner for 8 years and is a former NASA aerospace engineer and scientist. Sarah is one of the leaders of the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance, a non-partisan grassroots coalition which advocates for civil liberties and constitutional representative government.

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