Dr. Ben Carson criticized the CDC’s approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 mRNA vaccine for children.
The retired brain surgeon called mRNA vaccines for children “a giant experiment” during an appearance on Fox News on Sunday.
When asked by anchor Maria Bartiromo whether he agreed with the CDC’s recommendation of vaccines for children, Carson replied, “absolutely not.”
Carson, who knows a thing or two about pediatric medicine, told Bartiromo:
“The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate for children from COVID-19 is 0.025, which is very similar to the rate for seasonal flu. And we haven’t been for years and years going through all these things for seasonal flu.
“Plus, we don’t know what the long-term impact of these vaccines is. So this is really sort of a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don’t know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like that? It makes no sense whatsoever.”
Dr. Ben Carson on vaccinating children: "This is really a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don't know what the future [vaccine] risks are? Why would we do a thing like that?" ? pic.twitter.com/jp5MK4iKXm
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) October 31, 2021
In related news, the FDA has delayed its approval of Moderna’s mRNA injections for children between the ages of 12 to 17.
Moderna says FDA told co it needs “additional time to evaluate recent international analyses of the risk of myocarditis after vaccination,” review of #covid19 vaccine for age 12-17 may take until Jan 2022. Moderna will delay filing for 6-11 as a result https://t.co/7UBeeQOtI7
— Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) October 31, 2021
The FDA is delaying its approval of the Moderna vaccine for adolescents and teens until 2022 to further examine reports of heart inflammation in males.
Reports of myocarditis – inflammation of the heart muscle – are increasing around the world.
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The news comes days after an FDA panel recommended emergency use of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine in children ages 5 to 11.