(OPINION) U.S. CDC quietly removes data on COVID-19 vaccinations for children
July 22, 2021
Some time around July 1 of this year, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deleted part of the information for their "guidance" on COVID-19 vaccinations for children relating to the cases of myocarditis or pericarditis following the first vaccination jab. This information was available via a PDF that outlined information provided at a June 23 meeting of CDC officials.
The CDC recommends that if a child gets myocarditis or pericarditis after the first jab, they should still get the second jab following a full resolution of their myocarditis or pericarditis symptoms.
The deletion of information in this guidance was a quiet move, but fortunately, many doctors and researchers out in the public caught the change and made note of it. More in the video below.
As of July 9, seven countries (including the U.S.) recommend that children ages 12 to 17 receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. According to the BBC News outlet, children ages 12 to 17 are unlikely to be offered the COVID-19 vaccine any time in the near future in the United Kingdom. In Germany, the current guidance by their health officials is that children (ages 12 to 17) with pre-existing conditions get a COVID-19 vaccine. This all is currently happening in the back drop of a world where 99 percent of the populations in the poorest nations remain unvaccinated. One analysis of vaccine supply suggests that many of those countries will wait until at least 2023 to receive any substantial amount of the world's vaccine supply.