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Kids, Covid, and Vaccines—Safety Concerns

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Asheville – Trying to decide what is best for your kids is one of the most difficult things facing parents today. In this installment of our continuing series citing studies that have been done to ascertain how the COVID-19 vaccines are working, what adverse effects have been reported, and what long-term effects might be, we are sharing expert testimony about kids and mRNA vaccines. It is our hope that the information included will help parents have the information needed to make these difficult decisions.

Risks of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Despite many frontline doctors requests to not approve Covid vaccines for babies and knowing that the Covid-19 vaccine can cause myocarditis and pericarditis, both serious heart conditions that are incurable, the FDA recently amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the vaccines to include authorization to give them to children ages 6 months to 5 years of age. These amendments include both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines but not the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has been pulled due to excessive blood clotting issues.

The FDA, on its website announcing amendments to include babies, states: “The FDA and CDC safety surveillance systems have previously identified increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, particularly following the second dose. The observed risk is highest in males 18 through 24 years of age for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and in males 12 through 17 years of age for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.” In fact, the rate of myocarditis in teenage boys went up by 83%. It is asymptomatic and frequently doesn’t show up until they engage in physical activity, like sports.


In my research, I discovered North Carolina Physicians For Freedom, a non-profit network of physicians, healthcare leaders, and medical providers that exists to support medical freedom and patient choice. I reached out to this group and was contacted by the Director, Dianna Lightfoot. Ms. Lightfoot is a health care policy advisor and networking expert with national and international experience. In 2017, she was appointed by the White House to the position of Senior Policy Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Global Health. Ms. Lightfoot graciously introduced me to several of the healthcare professionals for interviews, which will be included in this series.

A Pediatrician Fights for Children’s Rights

Dr. Bose Ravenel, MD, FAAP, Retired, a medical advisor for NCPFF, was a pediatrician for 49 years, the last six of which he practiced Integrative Pediatric Medicine, working with many children and adolescents with chronic problems. In response to frequent requests from parents, he developed a 24-page Vaccine Informed Consent Summary, carefully referenced and vetted for accuracy. Since the start of the COVID outbreak, Dr. Ravenel has devoted over 4500 hours to studying all aspects of COVID-19, with a large component of that time dedicated to the novel and famously “warp speed” vaccines. Dr. Ravenel was asked to be an expert witness on behalf of a mother of two teenage boys, both of whom did not want to take the vaccine but whose father (and estranged husband) was determined that they be vaccinated. Dr. Ravenel prepared a 22-page report citing 37 different sources and studies. The information was so compelling that the opposing counsel and the father conceded to the boys an uncontested right to make their own decision.

What Was So Compelling In The Report?

From the report’s executive summary:
Children and adolescents are at negligible risk of serious illness or death from current CoVID strains. With no early treatment, a child’s probability of surviving an infection with CoVID-19 was at least 99.998 percent, according to CDC data prior to March 2021, during the predominance of the alpha strain of SARS-CoV-2, when pathogenicity was higher than with current variants. The current prevailing strains of COVID are less pathogenic but more contagious than seasonal influenza.

Immunity from prior CoVID-19 in children and adolescents is more robust and longer-lasting than that from vaccines. A prospective cohort study of 252 family clusters of Italian children and adults following SARS-CoV-2 infection found sustained immune responses in children up to 1 year after natural infection.

Adverse effects upon the immune system and tissue damage from CoVID-19 vaccines are disproportionately higher than benefits and should not be administered to healthy children and adolescents. A Virology Journal Letter summarizes mechanisms by which immune function can be impaired by CoVID-19 vaccines and may contribute to the exacerbation of CoVID-19. Modified proteins can activate regulatory T cells, resulting in decreased cellular immunity.
The spike proteins produced in the vaccine recipient circulate throughout the body on exosomes for more than four months. Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) accumulate in the liver, spleen, adrenal glands, and ovaries. LNP-encapsulated mRNA is highly inflammatory. Antibodies to the spike protein in the vaccine damage cells and tissues that are primed to produce spike proteins, and vascular endothelial cells are damaged by spike proteins in the bloodstream. The current CoVID vaccines do not prevent either infection of or transmission from vaccinated individuals.

There are also fertility considerations, as the vaccines have been shown to impair semen concentration and motile count in donors, and many girls and women are experiencing mild to severe issues with their cycles. Can spike protein damage cause sterility? We don’t know yet. Doctors and scientists have already seen stillbirths and miscarriages increase substantially.

mRNA Expert Weighs In

Dr. Robert Malone, a career vaccine developer and primary creator of the platform upon which the mRNA and viral vector DNA CoVID-19 vaccines are based, warns why these vaccines should not be administered to children and adolescents. This information is based on the mRNA vaccine technology he created.

“A viral gene will be injected into your children’s cells. This gene forces your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs, including their brain and nervous system; their heart and blood vessels, including blood clots; their reproductive system; and the most alarming point about this is that once these damages have occurred, they are irreparable.”

With a near zero chance of hospitalization or death from COVID, is it worth taking a chance with our kids health and futures?