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Children Used as Human Shields in the UK
Children are given flu vaccine to protect adults.
HUMAN SHIELDS - Children are given flu vaccine to protect adults
By Sally Beck, November 14, 2023
The flu jab is 'about marketing not science.' So why give it? UKHSA said:
Vaccinating kids protects others vulnerable to flu, such as babies and older people.
Introduced in schools in 2014, deaths increased by 140% in 2015.
When the flu spray was first introduced for 2 to 16-yr-olds in 2014, the NHS said that the vaccine was expected to prevent 2,000 deaths in the population. There had or has never been anything close to 2,000 deaths from influenza in the population in the last 22 years.
In 2013 there were 161 deaths, 118 in 2014, and in 2015, the year after the mist was introduced, there were 284, a 140% increase.
Serious illness from influenza is rare in children. Even in the most vulnerable children, in the one-to-four-years age group, the numbers have only reached double figures twice, since 2001, the highest being 12. ONS doesn't say whether the children suffered with co-morbidities.
Dr Ros Jones, a former paediatrician, agrees. She said:
The evidence for schoolchildren suffering harm from flu is almost non-existent. In my 35-year career I know of one two-year-old who died after developing myocarditis post flu infection.
In public health terms numbers are small. Any benefit should be weighed carefully against any risk. Rare side effects are not mentioned in the public information leaflet that should be shared with parents; it simply says they are ‘uncommon’.
They can be life threatening & include febrile convulsions, CFS, anaphylaxis, and rarely Guillain-Barré Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder where the immune system damages nerve cells causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. GBS can cause long-term nerve damage or death.
It affects around 1,300 people in the UK. Caroline Morrice, CEO of GAIN, a charity supporting GBS sufferers, says patients are more at risk of developing GBS after contracting flu or Covid but said there was a spike in cases in March and April 2021 after the C-19 jab rollout.
Critics of the charity say:
GAIN denied it to a few of us who contacted them until they admitted a rise in cases. They wouldn’t acknowledge previous vaccines had caused GBS either.
The NHS acknowledges the link but says there were only 2 extra cases after the swine flu jab.
Cochrane analysed how effective the jab was and found very little benefit. Dr Tom Jefferson, lead author of the Cochrane review and Associate Tutor at Oxford University, said the trials showed a reporting bias on the harms of the live attenuated influenza vaccine.
Influenza vaccines are about marketing, not science. We have few trials, & masses of poor-quality observational evidence. There is considerable reporting bias, which governments continue to ignore. The science is missing and so making an informed decision is difficult.
Oxford University Press published a study suggesting those who received the trivalent influenza vaccines had a higher risk of acute respiratory infection compared with placebo patients.
The UKHSA insist that children who catch flu can easily pass it on but neglect to address the fact they can also shed a live virus for up to 48 hours after receiving the vaccine. The Tetra Fluenz four-in-one flu mist, manufactured by AstraZeneca, that British children receive, is a live vaccine and shedding can occur. This means that there is a chance that vaccinated children can infect anyone who comes into contact with them, although there is no information on how common this is.
The Safer To Wait campaign group believe that supporting children’s natural immunity during autumn and winter months is the best and safest protection against illness. They suggest vitamin D can also help.