To jab or not, that is the question. Parents in England are becoming wary and are waking up to the risks of jabbing their children as only 7% of 5- to 11-year-olds have received the first jab of the experimental Covid vaccine six weeks after it was rolled out.
Parents are now grappling with the decision whether or not to comply with the ‘offer’ and seem to be carefully weighing up its possible risks. 24% of 12- to 15-year-olds who had received the first dose in the first six weeks after it became available for that age category in September 2021. Another way of saying that is that 76% have declined the “offer”.
‘Scientists’ are saying that the lower uptake among children in those younger age categories is due to the perception that Covid poses little risk to young children. Scientists have now taken to speculation rather than evidence based pronouncements like they did in the past. Maybe parents are waking up to the dangers that jabs of experimental vaccines may pose a far greater risk to their children than Covid. Is the parents approach scientifically superior to that of the scientists approach to giving their children an unapproved vaccine? Scientists don’t seem to have considered this possibility. That can scientifically be described as selective speculation. Is that the new normal for science?