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There are 10 comments on COVID Vaccines for Kids Ages 5 to 11: Answers to Common Questions

  1. If most children that are infected with covid only get mild symptoms or no symptoms, why would we be giving them this shot? Common sense would dictate that there’s little reason to give it to kids to “stop the spread” if the majority of adults are vaccinated.

    1. Kids may get covid in short minor disease or can get very severe covid and end up in the ICU. Vaccines simply make the kids less likely to get severe illness and it is the Smart way to get more of the community vaccinated so the spread slows and eventually stops. Barely a majority of adults are vaccinated in most of the US and are at risk from spread in schools and from children to grandparents where breakthrough infections are possible. No kid wants to give their family a life-threatening illness!

      1. “No kid wants to give their family a life-threatening illness!”

        Yet they can still do this despite being vaccinated!

        You have not answered the original question posed by Bill:

        “If most children that are infected with covid only get mild symptoms or no symptoms, why would we be giving them this shot?”

        1. “If most children that are infected with covid only get mild symptoms or no symptoms, why would we be giving them this shot?”

          Basic Microbiology. Ever heard of antibiotics? and how many people abuse antibiotics and how that helped bacteria transform it structure to become immune to the medicine. Same concept, viruses will never cease to exist, but all do have a weakness, which Im 100% sure you and I have ZERO clue on exactly what that entails. The kid may or may not have developed symptoms and survived, his chemical structure was impacted, transformed to a different level (survival of the fittest). Well this should be the question, Since its simply unethical to chain the survivor and keep it spreading its new “immunity”, vaccine would be the muzzle of the virus (holding it back, by suppressing it, place it in a dormant state” …..kinda like shingles….ever heard of those? By vaccinating the survivor, the host can walk freely without jeopardizing others….to certain extent. So many variables need to be factored in….What you are trying to do..Is generalizing everyone’s DNA structure, immunity threshold, and/or mild to severer reactions all in ONE result. Which is a HUGE mistake. This is not a 1+1 problem. We (humans) are trying to provide a formula for problem that will pop up in several years…..Good luck.

  2. “Recent data during the Delta wave showed that children can get infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2”

    where can I find the empirical evidence?

    One out of 10 or one out of a million can both be interpreted as “can get infected”.

  3. The CDC estimates ~40% of kids 5-11 have already been infected, and the benefits natural immunity provides in terms of longevity and risk of reinfection (the important factors here, since rates of hospitalization/death are miniscule for their age group) seem to be roughly as good as what the vaccine provides. In the meantime, vaccinated adults are protected against hospitalization/death that could result from children transmitting the virus. It is ridiculously selfish to ask children to receive unnecessary medical interventions to protect us adults from illness. We should wait for long-term studies on vaccine safety before rushing to inoculate children against a virus that quite frankly does not pose a threat to them.

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