From the beginning we’ve talked about how important it is to focus on the health of the host, not the virus. When children are healthy, and their immune response is supported, they are able to continue to become healthier and build a more robust immune response to serve them throughout their life!
Think about the timing of this potential roll out. When you read the news, you hear articles of parents just waiting desperately to have their kids vaccinated. Kids who are waiting to see friends and family, kids who are anxious to get back to life as normal. It seems more likely the frenzy is building among parents to push for this vaccine for the kids versus having it driven by clinical data. We don’t see the number of deadly cases in kids who aren’t vaccinated. We don’t see the numbers of kids who are suffering from COVID because they are unvaccinated. We don’t see cases reduced because of the vaccine! Why? Because there were too few cases to count any reduction in the trials! This bridging study was based on blood samples, not clinical results! Those antibody responses haven’t stopped breakthrough cases and have shown significant signs of waning. And this is the science we are reviewing to justify the need for this vaccine? I can’t help but wonder what “safe and well tolerated” means. That doesn’t sound very scientific to me in terms of clinical data.
Let’s look at what else is happening with this strategic timing. Watch the news for a bit. People are going to start raising concerns about “cold and flu” season. If you’ve been around The Wellness Way for any period of time, you’ll know we don’t subscribe to that fear tactic. The reality is that it’s a high-sugar, high-stress, low vitamin D, low fresh air season. What if instead of subjecting kids to these vaccines that aren’t proven for them, and certainly don’t have enough science to show they are safe, we actually do something to help them with their health and build their immune responses? We associate “getting back to normal” with falling into unhealthy patterns because of the upcoming holidays and colder weather. We need to make healthy normal again!
When considering the risk/benefit ratio of any sort of healthcare option, this vaccine doesn’t line up. There isn’t a need for an emergency product. Kids aren’t at risk of serious COVID illness. But how many kids are at risk for vaccine injuries? In this case, the study isn’t broad enough to tell. But looking at what we know to be true for those who have had the vaccine, we can assume the risk/benefit ratio doesn’t line up with the demand we seem to be seeing for this vaccine to be rushed to approval.
What does line up is how the push for vaccine mandates are already lining up for school age children. California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, has already stated it would be required as soon as it has FDA approval. And once it’s on the childhood vaccine schedule, all legal liability is waived.
Focus on your child’s health. If you need help, reach out to a Wellness Way clinic. We know how to test your child’s immune response and how to help you make the best decisions to help them and you stay healthy for a lifetime, not just until antibodies wane.