President Donald Trump is taking a stand against newly-authorized Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 and up in the United States.
In a brand-new interview shared by his official spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, on Twitter, Trump responded to the question of whether or not children would be good candidates for the rapidly-developed, emergency-use authorized Covid vaccine. He stated:
“I don’t think so. They’re strong…their immune systems are strong. They’re not affected like, especially, older people that have some kind of a problem, whether it’s diabetes or something. Those people I definitely really strongly recommend…but children are different…it’s just not the same problem with children. No, I would, generally speaking, not recommend it.”
This comes on the heels of sweeping vaccine mandates in public schools across the country, specifically concentrated in radical blue states like New York or California. In fact, California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom announced in October that all children, whether they were in public or private schools, would be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to attend school as soon as the vaccine was authorized for use.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and up, claiming that it is “about 91% effective in preventing Covid-19 in children ages 5 through 11.”
However, as Trump pointed out in his statement, children have historically been “different” when compared to adults in the pandemic landscape.
Interestingly enough, in a study done by researchers from Yale and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2020, while Trump was in the White House, they found that children have a much more distinct immune system response to viral Covid infection. In other words, children have hearty and robust natural immunity, which is generally why they are hardly considered a “high risk” category in terms of contracting the coronavirus.
As more Democrat leaders across the country roll out tyrannical mandates in schools and for children, it looks like parents are beginning to push back. In the recent Virginia gubernatorial race, Republican Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin catapulted to victory with support from voting parents who were pushing back against restrictive coronavirus policies in their children’s schools.
Oddly enough, as more Republican candidates seize victory across the country in their respective political races, Democrats seem to be digging in their heels on vaccine mandates and regulations, now targeting the most vulnerable population in society: children.
In August, President Trump previously decried the concept of mandating the Covid-19 vaccine for anyone, stating in an interview with OAN that Covid vaccines should not be forced with mandates or be forced on children, reiterating what many Americans feel when he said, “I think mandates are terrible.”
In light of the sudden push to forcibly vaccinate young children who appear to have healthy natural immunity, parents have begun to fight back in states like Virginia by voting in conservative leaders who have promised not to enforce dictatorial edits that violate the bodily autonomy of their constituents.
Additionally, does this Democrat push to vaccinate children mean that traditionally blue states like California will also experience political backlash? Time will tell, but in the meantime, parents are faced with a very real and very serious decision: do they comply with the mandates or not? According to President Trump, children don’t need the vaccine anyway, and it remains to be seen if parents will continue to assert their authority against power-hungry governors, overreaching school boards, and unconstitutional federal decrees from the Biden administration.