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AstraZeneca Halts Covid Vaccine Child Testing While Blood Clot Probe is Conducted


21st Century Wire says…

This week, the trial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine on children was halted due to fears raised by the UK medicines regulator about a possible link with blood clots in adults. 

Vaccine blood clot fear began after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said recently that there may be a link with the experimental COVID vaccine and the side effect of dangerous blood clotting.

AstraZeneca’s childrens’ trial started in February and is said to be assessing whether vaccine produces a ‘strong immune response’ in kids aged between 6 and 17.

Andrew Pollard from the University of Oxford told the BBC: “Whilst there are no safety concerns in the paediatric clinical trial, we await additional information from the MHRA on its review of rare cases of thrombosis/thrombocytopaenia that have been reported in adults, before giving any further vaccinations in the trial.”

Previously, 21WIRE reported on how another vaccine maker, Moderna Inc, began dosing babies and children with its experimental Covid-19 mRNA gene-based ‘vaccine’  – supposedly to “assess the safety and effectiveness” of two doses given 28 days apart.

Similar child testing is being done by other firms, including the controversial firm Johnson & Johnson who are now conducting trials on newborns, infants, and even pregnant women.

Despite concerns, few have dared ask the most basic questions:

If children are at virtually zero risk of ever getting sick from COVID-19, then why are pharmaceutical firms being allowed to use them for the testing and experimentation of these unproven vaccine products? 

Moreover, is it not unethical to introduce a new risk to a human subject (the risk of vaccine injury or death) when that human subject is at near zero or nominal risk of ever getting ill, let alone dying from the very disease the vaccine is intended to combat?

To date, no government official or mainstream media journalist in the US, UK or Canada is on record raising any these critical inquiries. 

Increasingly, a chorus is building with government officials, pharmaceutical firms and allied scientists – all nudging towards a unified media talking point: that natural herd immunity is not possible and that the ‘global pandemic’ can only be fully controlled when all of the population, including children are vaccinated with the COVID shot.

Judging by to flood of government messaging and media coverage touting pharmaceutical firms’ claims of ‘vaccine effectiveness’ it’s clear that the industry and government are trying to present a COVID vaccine in September for the mass vaccination of school children as the solution for allowing “safe” in-person learning in schools. In this sense, the AstraZeneca blood clot scandal might sideline the government and Pharma for a few additional months, but they appear determined to push for the mass vaccination of children in the autumn regardless.

Critics content that the very fact that the current range of COVID vaccines are not even fully licensed products (they’re only allowed to be distributed and use in the population under the banner of ’emergency authorization due to a deadly pandemic’) means that the pharmaceutical companies are effectively being allowed to run their human trials on the general public. Indeed, normally the entire process of research, development, testing and safety protocols for a vaccine will take anywhere between five and ten years to complete. In 2020, that process was compressed into just nine months for the making COVID vaccines.

As early as March of 2020, science and medical professions warned about a reckless rush to make a COVID vaccine. Dr. Shibo Jiang wrote in Nature at that time:

Before allowing use of a COVID-19 vaccine in humans, regulators should evaluate safety with a range of virus strains and in more than one animal model. They should also demand strong preclinical evidence that the experimental vaccines prevent infection, even though that will probably mean waiting weeks or even months for the models to become available.

The British Journal of Medicine also warned last August:

Proponents of the vaccine race say that first generation vaccines “may not be as good as we would like” and that research and development will be needed over the next few years. Sensible as that may sound, a substandard first effort may not only harm people if corners are cut on safety, but also squander the opportunity to effectively channel the massive mobilisation of resources needed to curb the global pandemic and save millions of lives in a timely and equitable way, leaving crucial scientific questions unanswered and permanently altering the ability to develop and test better products.

Given that all children are at near zero risk for complications from COVID-19, the rush by pharmaceutical firms combined with aloof government regulators should be a worrying trend for anyone genuinely concerned with real public health.

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