Covid vaccines for children Denmark apologizes and Italy? At Fatto Quotidiano of 10 July last year, the excellent article by Peter D’Angelo with the interview with the director of the National Board of Health, Søren Brostrøm, was a satisfaction to me, even though it was very bitter. In fact, the Danish health worker admits in the interview that vaccination of children against Covid-19 was a mistake and publicly apologizes for it. There have been problems, to tell the truth, they are reported, but without safe and irrefutable medical evidence, problems also on the Sorrento peninsula, especially in Piano di Sorrento, where the editorial office is located, less on the Amalfi Coast, between Positano, Amalfi and Ravello , where we operate, but there are also fewer inhabitants, but there are doctors who report strange increases in health problems, but we are always without scientific evidence, this with regard to the area of Campania, between Salerno and Naples, which we we occupy.
This issue has always been one of my main concerns, and together with other colleagues, we have been working since the beginning of the pandemic to ensure that a moratorium on vaccinations in this age group was first adopted and subsequently to illustrate it for parents – urged by the unanimous chorus of pediatric companies to vaccinate their children – the reasons which, in our opinion, should instead have provoked greater caution and reflection.
Covid-19 does not actually represent a problem in healthy children, the risk of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) with the current variants is 13-14 times less frequent than the already rare cases found with Alpha and Delta. The current vaccines (where the expiration date has even been extended) were devised on the Wuhan virus, and therefore less active on the forms currently circulating, which, although widespread, run as trivial flu episodes or even asymptomatic.
We now know that immunity gained through natural infection is more lasting and effective than vaccine, and it is now well established that protection against infection not only disappears within a few weeks / months after inoculation, but even becomes negative, ie. the vaccinated become infected – and therefore spread the virus – as if no more than the unvaccinated.
Not to mention the fact that in these two years so much evidence has been accumulated for the negative effects of these “products” in the short and medium term, and there is still much unknown about the long-term effects that it seems to continue on this path. really pointless. : To therefore admit the mistake of a leading exponent of Danish health is certainly of great importance.
The article I referred to also refers to a recent and important work published in the Lancet carried out in Italy by ISS researchers on a large cohort of children – vaccinated and unvaccinated – aged 5 to 11, followed by 17. January to April 10, 2022, the results of which have been carefully assessed and precise observations are available here.
The results of the study are at least mediocre given that the vaccine’s effectiveness against infection peaks at 38% between 0 and 14 days after the end of the vaccination cycle and drops to 21% on average, as stated in the discussion. from 42 days, suggesting that the effectiveness at the end of the 84-day follow-up could have dropped to around zero. The declared protection against serious Covid, which, however, relates to a small number of cases, is also 41% over the whole period. If we consider that in order to approve a vaccine, the effect must be at least 50%, we understand how far we are from the goal.
But there is more, because comparing the data from the study published in the Lancet with the equivalents of the weekly bulletins from the ISS itself, there are some conflicting elements that could make the results even more sparse and confirm the already reported “negative” effectiveness.
The study published in the Lancet examined the entire population of children aged 5-11 years, divided between: unvaccinated, vaccinated with incomplete vaccination and fully vaccinated, but the number of groups does not correspond to that found in the Bulletins of ‘ISS on the same date . In particular, there is a numerical underestimation of the non-vaccinated group – quantifiable in about 70,000 subjects – and conversely a surplus of over 16,000 in vaccinated subjects.
It is now clear that with populations as the denominator in the incidence calculations, an underestimation of the non-vaccinated population leads to an overestimation of the relative incidence, and conversely, an overestimation of the vaccinated population will lead to an underestimation of the same. . The combined effect of these discrepancies will therefore be to reduce the relative risk of the incidence of vaccinated versus unvaccinated, thus increasing the estimate of vaccine efficacy.
I hope that all these reflections will finally be taken into account in the deliberations they deserve, especially now that it is a matter of starting to vaccinate against Covid-19 already at the age of 6 months, but I still have a question: will there ever be any health authorities in our country, who will have the courage to apologize as in Denmark?