(Natural News) A study by researchers from the New York State Department of Health and the State University of New York found that Pfizer’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for children only offers 12 percent protection against the B11529 omicron variant.
The Feb. 28 pre-print study published in medRxiv examined vaccination data from two groups of children in the Excelsior State. The first group is made up of children aged five to 11 years old, and the second group is made up of children aged 12 to 17 years old. The study authors looked at figures from Dec. 13, 2021 to Jan. 30, 2022 – which coincided with an omicron-driven surge in infections.
According to the paper, vaccine effectiveness against omicron infection in the five- to 11-year-old cohort during that period dropped from 68 percent to a measly 12 percent. It added that the vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations for the same group dropped by more than half. From a 100 percent protection recorded on Dec. 13, it dropped to 48 percent come Jan. 24.
Meanwhile, the 12- to 17-year old cohort also reported a decline in vaccine effectiveness during the same period. Vaccine-induced protection against infections in the group dropped to 51 percent at the end of January compared to 66 percent in December. Protection against hospitalizations also saw a drop, with 85 percent recorded in December to 73 percent in January.
“There is limited evidence on the effectiveness of the [Pfizer] BNT162b2 vaccine for children, particularly those [aged five to 11] and after the omicron variant’s emergence. In the omicron era, the effectiveness against cases of [the Pfizer shot] declined rapidly,” wrote the study authors.
The authors proposed that the decline in vaccine effectiveness among children aged five to 11 was likely due to the lower dosage they received. Currently, children five to 11 years old are injected two doses of 10 micrograms (?g) each. Older children – those aged 12 to 17 – have received a higher dosage of two 30 ?g shots. (Related: Injecting children with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is reckless and dangerous.)
Malone: NY health officials “pushing an agenda”
Physician and mRNA vaccine technology inventor Dr. Robert Malone put in his two cents on the pre-print study by New York health officials. He summed up his observations in a March 2 piece on his Substack profile.
Malone pointed out that while the observation about the Pfizer vaccine being ineffective was the study’s actual conclusion, the successive sentences after it that call for mask-wearing had no place there.
“Why are these authors stating an opinion about public health recommendations? This is neither justified nor supported. This ‘Relevance’ statement is basically yet more propaganda which the authors appear to have inserted, because academic journal editors require this type of genuflection to the approved narrative. They have written the relevance section in a way that demonstrates that they have an agenda,” commented Malone.
New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett was among the authors of the Feb. 28 study. Interestingly, the findings of her and other co-authors followed an admission she made two months before the study’s release. During a Dec. 28, 2021 press conference, Bassett admitted to over-reporting the number of hospitalized children due to COVID-19.
She revealed that there was no “epidemic of infection” in the entire state at all, and only a small number of children were admitted to hospitals because of COVID-19. To inflate the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the state health department lumped in a handful of rare pediatric hospitalizations in the actual count.
“The numbers that we gave on pediatric admissions weren’t intended to make it seem that children were having an epidemic of infection. These were small numbers that we reported in our Health Alert [and were] based on 50 hospitalizations. It really is to motivate pediatricians and families to seek the protection of vaccination,” said Bassett.
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