Written by: Naomi Wolf and Leslie Manookian
Under its emergency use authorization, this past June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved experimental COVID-19 vaccines for infants and for children younger than 5 or 6 years old, depending on the vaccine.
Was this wise?
These injections have never been tested for long-term safety and efficacy, which by itself is highly concerning. What we do know from official databases, primary source documents, and peer-reviewed studies is that these mRNA vaccines have damaged many teenagers’ hearts and left babies with gastrointestinal problems, sleep problems, seizures, liver damage, and multiorgan system failure, among many other side effects.
Medicine is both an art and a science, and sometimes it’s unclear whether a treatment makes sense, medically and ethically. This isn’t such a situation.
Fixing a broken arm is straightforward; no one questions its necessity.
But no rational doctor would recommend a treatment with few or no known benefits, especially if there’s no pressing need for it and if evidence is mounting that serious harm may result.
This is precisely the irrational situation parents and doctors face in regard to COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young children, who are virtually at no serious risk due to illness, even while the vaccine has demonstrably caused harm and even death. COVID-19 poses a statistically insignificant risk to infants and young children, and clinical trial data from Pfizer and Moderna reveal that more children who received the vaccines were diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized than those in the placebo group. Recent research and data also suggest that these experimental shots impair long-term immunity to the virus, rendering recipients more likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19. Given this information, why would we, as a society, want to risk the health of otherwise healthy children by administering these injections?
There’s no justification to put our nation’s kids and teenagers at risk.
That’s why our respective organizations—DailyClout.io and Health Freedom Defense Fund—have together filed a Citizen Petition urging the FDA to withdraw or pause its emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines for young children, pending more research on the safety and efficacy of these injections. According to the Administrative Procedure Act, a Citizen Petition requesting remedial action must be filed with a federal agency and denied by the agency, in this case the FDA, thereby exhausting the administrative process, before a lawsuit against the agency may be filed.
Disappointingly, on Aug. 30, Dr. Peter Marks of the FDA denied our request, claiming, “Based on our review of these materials, and for the reasons described below, we conclude that the Petition does not contain facts demonstrating any reasonable grounds for the requested action.” Further, the FDA clings to its baseless claim that SARS-CoV-2 is a serious threat to children and that the vaccine is an effective preventative measure despite abundant evidence to the contrary.
The FDA has a duty to the American people to engage in a comprehensive and objective review of the data and research on these vaccines. By the FDA refusing to review its decision, the agency is committing a betrayal of its responsibility to protect Americans from potentially harmful treatments—in this case, experimental, side-effect-heavy COVID-19 vaccines for young children.
The FDA’s decision to reject our Citizen Petition—and to continue to put American kids and adolescents in harm’s way—also raises the question: Exactly whom does the FDA serve by authorizing these risky vaccines for little children and teenagers?
It’s time to find out. So the next step is this: We’re filing suit against the FDA in order to do so.
This article originally appeared in the Epoch Times.