Leave the children alone! They must be considered already immune. There is no basis for vaccinating children from COVID-19 as indicated by Dr. Anthony Fauci – none. The children are at very low risk of illness, especially severe illness, from COVID, and they do not spread the virus.
The most updated data by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that “Children were 0.00%-0.19% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 10 [US] states reported zero child deaths. In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child Covid-19 cases resulted in death.”
The infection mortality rate (IFR) for COVID is roughly similar (or likely lower once all infection data are collected) to seasonal influenza. Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis identified 36 studies (43 estimates) along with an additional seven preliminary national estimates (50 pieces of data) and concluded that among people younger than 70 years old across the world, infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 0.57% with a median of 0.05% across the different global locations (with a corrected median of 0.04%). Survival for those under 70 years is 99.5% (Ioannidis update). Moreover, with a focus on children, “The estimated IFR is close to zero for children and young adults.” The global data are unequivocal that “deaths from Covid are incredibly rare” in children.
A high-quality robust study in the French Alps examined the spread of the coronavirus via a cluster of COVID-19. They followed one infected child who visited three different schools and interacted with other children, teachers, and various adults. They reported no instance of secondary transmission despite close interactions. These data have been available to the CDC and other health experts for over a year.
Ludvigsson published a seminal paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on COVID-19 among children 1 to 16 years of age and their teachers in Sweden. From the nearly 2 million children who were followed in school, with no mask mandates, there were zero deaths from COVID and a few instances of transmission and minimal hospitalization.
A study published in Nature found no instances of asymptomatic spread from positive asymptomatic cases among all 1,174 close contacts of the cases, based on a base sample of 10 million persons. The World Health Organization (WHO) also made this claim that asymptomatic spread/transmission is rare. This issue of “asymptomatic spread” is the key issue being used to force vaccination of children. The science, however, remains contrary to this proposed policy mandate.