There follows an open letter from Mike Fairclough, Headteacher; Tony Hinton, Consultant Surgeon; Dr. Jonathan Engler; Dr. Renee Hoenderkamp; Dr. Clare Craig; Bernadette Spofforth, CEO and investor; Joel Smalley, Reform U.K. Spokesperson; Saffron Walden; and Bev Turner, writer, radio and television presenter and business owner, asking new Prime Minister Liz Truss to heed the worrying safety data and pause the vaccine rollout to children.
Dear Liz Truss,
Congratulations on becoming our new Prime Minister. We are hopeful that you will lead the nation with the wellbeing of its citizens as your priority, particularly when it comes to our children.
The majority of parents in the U.K. have decided not to allow their children to receive the Covid vaccination. Many have concluded that the risks outweigh the benefits. This was clear at the start of the rollout and has become even more apparent in light of new and emerging data.
Will you commit to pausing the Covid vaccine rollout to children, now that you are our Prime Minister?
The reasons for this request are as follows:
Children are not at risk of serious illness from Covid
Children are not at risk of serious illness from Covid. The Department for Education published a report on January 5th 2022 titled, “Evidence Summary Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the use of face coverings in education settings“. Within the document it states, “Children and young people are at very low risk of serious illness from COVID-19 infection and preliminary U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) analysis estimated a lower risk of hospitalisation among Omicron cases in school-aged children.”
The fact that children are at very low risk of serious illness from Covid is something which is now widely accepted by many medical professionals. The vast majority of children already have excellent immune systems, which is why they are at such a low risk. Most children have already caught Covid and have broad and deep immunity from natural infection. Giving healthy children a Covid vaccine is unnecessary, when they are not at personal risk from the virus.
The Covid vaccines pose known risks
In contrast to the very small risk to children from Covid infection, the Covid vaccines pose known, short term and unknown long term risks. These include a risk of inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). Young males are at higher risk of myocarditis, as reported in the British Medical Journal : “COVID-19: Boys are more at risk of myocarditis after vaccination than of hospital admission for Covid“.
There are a wide range of possible additional adverse side-effects as a result of Covid vaccination. According to the MHRA Yellow Card reporting scheme, the number of suspected ADR reports received in the U.K., up to and including April 20th 2022, for the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine, is 132,390 in England alone.
Due to reporting in the mainstream media, the public have also been made aware of tragic deaths as a result of the Covid vaccines. The BBC journalist, Lisa Shaw, is a famous example. More recently reported is the death of Dawn Wooldridge, who died in June last year, 11 days after her first Pfizer vaccination. 18 year old, Kasey Turner, died from a blood clot, two weeks after her Covid vaccination. This is to name just a few of the sad and unnecessary deaths.
There is also a large amount of new and emerging safety data and related concerns about the Pfizer vaccine. In December 2021, U.S. District Judge, Mark Pittman ordered the FDA to release Pfizer’s safety data from its Covid vaccine trials. The FDA had previously requested that this data be withheld from the public for 75 years. The data, which comprises 55,000 pages published every month, is extremely concerning. For example, in the first three months of the trials, Pfizer reported that 1,200 people died following vaccination with its product. This information was not available at the start of the rollout to children. However, now that the data is emerging, it is irresponsible and unethical to continue with the rollout. A further 55,000 pages will be released every month, up until October 2022.
Given that children are at very low risk of serious illness from Covid, why risk the death or serious injury of a child following Covid vaccination?
There is no long-term safety data for the Covid vaccines
Unlike all of the other childhood vaccines, there is no long-term safety data for the Covid vaccines. This means that there is no way of knowing for sure that the vaccines will not result in harm to a child in years to come.
The Covid vaccines do not prevent a child from catching and spreading Covid
The Covid vaccines do not prevent a person from catching and spreading Covid. This was the original promise of the vaccines, but we now know that this is not the case. If a child can still catch and spread Covid after vaccination, why take this unnecessary risk?
The risks outweigh the benefits
It is very clear that when it comes to vaccinating children against Covid, the risks from the Covid vaccines outweigh the benefits. We now know that vaccinating children against Covid is likely to harm some of those who receive it. In light of the known and emerging safety concerns, will you commit to pausing the rollout, now that you have become our Prime Minister?
Mike Fairclough, Headteacher
Dr Tony Hinton MB, ChB, FRCS, Consultant Surgeon Dr Jonathan Engler MB, ChB, DipPharmMed, LLB
Dr Renee Hoenderkamp BSc (hons), MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH Dr Clare Craig BM, BCh, FRCPath
Bernadette Spofforth CEO and investor
Joel Smalley, Reform UK Spokesperson, Saffron Walden
Bev Turner, Writer, radio and television presenter, business owner