President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci recently shared on a CNN State of the Union interview that he believes vaccine mandates for children in school to be a “good idea.” But vaccines are to protect against risks and they’ve stated time and time again that young children are not at risk for COVID-19. We all know Fauci’s “good ideas” are what contributed to the COVID-19 pandemic in the first place.
When asked by host Jake Taper if vaccines should be mandated in the classroom, Dr. Fauci replied that mandating vaccinations for children to come to school is not something new. He cited mumps, polio, measles, rubella, and hepatitis, as examples, without even acknowledging that healthy children under 18 faces more risk from the vaccine than any known strain of COVID-19.
Fauci is completely misleading how this has always been presented. While there have been vaccine requirements for school, there’s always been a way to opt-out and to let decisions be made by the parents. This is also different than the “routine childhood vaccinations,” in which there isn’t any long-term data on it. They may be safe at the time that they are being administered but who’s to say there won’t be health repercussions years from now. Not to mention, there was never a need for booster shot after booster shot with any of the previous vaccines administered.
Dr. Fauci cited the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant and said he believes vaccine mandates would help “slow the spread.” We’ve been hearing that for quite some time now. His comments come shortly after the vaccine was approved by the federal Food & Drug Administration. Congress has continued to push the authorization for COVID vaccines as soon as possible for those under 12 years of age.
Fauci also shared in a separate interview on ABC’s “This Week” that he hopes the FDA will be acting quickly to authorize the COVID vaccine and keep moving forward.
“The data has been collected and we should have enough data by, I would say, the end of September, middle to end of September, early October, so that those data can then be presented to the FDA to examine for the risk-benefit ratio of safety and effectiveness,” Fauci said.
Fauci also mentioned how public health officials will be sticking to the current recommendations that get people booster shots eight months after the vaccine. He said the FDA is currently looking at the data and then it will be passed to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. He said they are remaining “flexible” until the data tells them, in which they will make adjustments accordingly. He shared that he felt public health issues were polarized and found it “really unfortunate.”
Critics, however, have pushed back that Fauci continues to ignore statements he’s made in the past about the vaccine and the requirements for them now. Parents have the right to make those decisions for their kids. There’s not enough research for kids under 12 years of age to recommend the jab, let alone force it.