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Children and COVID: 5 Essential Points for Parents to Weigh

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A headline Wednesday at establishment education news outlet Education Week warned, “Higher Rates of Delta Infection Projected in Schools with No Mask Mandate or COVID Testing.”

Assistant editor Sarah D. Sparks introduced her column in this way, offering, perhaps, another frightening jolt to parents already overwhelmed by the back-to-school landscape:

If districts don’t tighten COVID-19 protection efforts—and particularly for elementary school students—outbreaks in schools this fall could get ugly, fast.

New, in-review studies suggest that teachers and students will become infected at higher rates, and absenteeism will rise significantly in schools that do not require universal masking and weekly, systemic testing for COVID-19 and where the large majority of children have not already been vaccinated or had the virus.

However, physicians and scientists who participated Tuesday in the Truth for Health Foundation Parents’ Forum offered their own perspectives on how parents can make sound decisions about their children’s health as the academic year gets underway.

The stated mission of the physician-founded Truth for Health Foundation, led by its president, Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., is to provide “truthful, balanced, medically sound, research-based information and cutting edge updates on prevention and treatment of common medical conditions, including COVID-19.”

Five essential points emerged from the foundation’s Parents Forum:

1. Children do not carry or spread the virus asymptomatically, i.e., without symptoms.

“So, when a child goes off to school, if the child feels well, they are of no threat to another child – none,” explained cardiologist and internist Peter McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical advisor to the Truth for Health Foundation.

McCullough explained further:

Because asymptomatic transmission fundamentally doesn’t occur … we don’t have to worry about masks on children if they go to school and they feel well. Masks can’t do anything for a well person.

We know only a sick child could transmit the virus to another susceptible child. So, the most important thing for parents in terms of COVID-19 is not the vaccine or masks. The most important thing for a parent is, if you have a sick child, don’t make them go to school … We’ve got to keep sick kids at home, we have to have flexible schedules to be able to do that. If a child gets sick at school, we need teachers to be able to bring them away from other students, put a mask on during that scenario, and then get the child home.

2. There is no credible evidence of child-to-teacher transmission of the virus.

“It really hasn’t happened,” McCullough stated, adding that “85% of the spread of the virus occurs within the house.”

Paul Alexander, Ph.D., a clinical epidemiologist and evidence-based medicine expert, agreed, affirming “the reality about it is that we know that children are at very low risk of getting infected in the first place. That is stable – that children do not spread it to other children.”

Alexander emphasized this is an evidence-based assertion:

We know that children don’t spread it to children, we have this data, this is actual published data. We know that children don’t spread it to adults – most often it’s in our home cluster and infection goes from adult to child. We know that children don’t take it home readily. And we know that they don’t get severely ill or die. This is actually stable across the world, whichever country you want to look at.

3. If children get COVID, the immunity that develops is “robust, complete, and durable.”

Multiple studies from China and the United States, McCullough observed, show that a large number of children have already had COVID – and are already immune. More children will likely get it, and can endure whatever symptoms they experience, and then will have developed immunity, he said.

The immunity that develops naturally is “robust, complete, and durable,” he emphasized. “Once a child has COVID-19, and is over with it, they won’t have to get it again.”

It is reasonable for parents to test their child when COVID is suspected, McCullough advised, “just to confirm an actual case, so you know your child will be immune.”

“Long term, I can tell you, there’s a negligible chance that someone can get COVID-19 again,” he explained. “The CDC has recorded now on their website, 20,000 full blown vaccine failures, many of which have been hospitalized. They haven’t recorded a single case of natural immune failure – not a single one.”

4. Children who develop severe symptoms from COVID can be easily treated with nebulizers and simple oral medications for a few days.

McCullough, whose work has recently been primarily in the area of early treatment for COVID-19, continued with the focal point that COVID is not a major threat to most children:

The only children we hear about getting hospitalized, are those who are denied any early treatment, or those who have underlying lung disease, like cystic fibrosis or other problems. Of all the deaths that occurred with COVID-19, there are very few, fortunately, with children. We know that the majority had underlying heart or lung disease or cancer, and there were far more children, unfortunately, who died of accidental injuries, or even strangling, than COVID-19 last year, so COVID-19 is not a major threat to children.

Pediatrician Michelle Cretella, M.D., executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, affirmed children who are having more severe disease with COVID likely have one or more underlying diseases as well: 

In addition to COVID, they may have asthma, diabetes, obesity, for example. So, the way to protect those children is to stay on top of the illnesses – their chronic illnesses. Make sure their diabetes is well-controlled, their asthma – make sure your child’s asthma plan is posted on the refrigerator, and the child is following it religiously, doing their peak flows daily, their maintenance meds, etc. And typical common sense: good hygiene, getting outside, fresh air, healthy diet, their vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C. Prevention is still the best medicine. 

“And if your child does come down with COVID,” Cretella said, “the great news is, as we said, they are most likely to come through it with flying colors, and then they will have a very strong, robust, natural immunity.”

“It’s going to be a natural immunity that is going to protect them against the variants as well,” she stressed. “So that’s the silver lining for kids in terms of the COVID illness.”

5. The vaccines “offer great harm” to children and some serious risks accompany them.

McCullough said research studying the Pfizer vaccine’s efficacy and side effects in children, aged 12-15, showed what he termed, “no fundamental clinical benefit of COVID-19 vaccination in children.”

“About 60 to 80% of [children] got pretty sick afterwards,” he said, observing a third of those children who participated in the study experienced “muscle aches, fever, nausea, vomiting, joint aches.”

“It’s a toxic vaccine, and the kids got sick,” McCullough said. 

He added the FDA has issued warnings to parents about myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, as a result of vaccination in young people: 

We are at 5,093 cases of myocarditis as of August 20 in the United States … We haven’t really even ramped up vaccinating kids yet. And this is very alarming. We should consider this the tip of the iceberg. In no way should a parent think that myocarditis is rare – because it’s not … it’s serious – and those of you who are taking your children for vaccination, be sure that you pay attention to chest pain or any signs of symptoms of shortness of breath, and get prompt emergency evaluation for myocarditis. I’ve seen these cases, they’re real, and they’re very serious, and it’s common. We’re talking about thousands of children already who have developed myocarditis.

The vaccines “offer great harm” to children, McCullough asserted, noting “our CDC and FDA are telling that to us in the data.”

He described our current situation, calling for vaccine mandates, as being “under a mass psychosis in schools and colleges.”

“They’re in a trance, creating these mandates for the vaccines, and yet the data is telling us that the vaccines are not safe,” he said.

“I think our country’s at a time of crisis right now, we’re at a time of crisis because of where COVID-19 has delivered us from the very beginning,” McCullough said. “It’s been one misstep after another, and the creation of one false narrative after another.”

Cretella encouraged parents not to fear and to “trust your gut.”

“Stand up for your kids and do not be bullied into giving them these vaccines,” she urged, affirming the COVID vaccines “are not conventional vaccines”:

These are genetic vaccines, and yet I’ve had parents and school nurses and school psychologists come to me and say, “You know, my doctor said the delivery system is the same as the flu shot.” No, these are still novel technology. These are genetic vaccines that should be … followed for long- term adverse events for a minimum of 15 years. 

“The COVID-19 vaccines are not effective, and they’re not safe for human use,” McCullough concluded, “and unless there’s some extreme circumstance – a child who needs protection in the setting of potentially cystic fibrosis, or some unusual condition, in my view, in terms of general use, COVID-19 vaccines cannot be supported.”

The entire Truth for Health Foundation Parents’ Forum video can be viewed here.

_________________________________________________________________________

This content is for educational purposes. Any treatment undertaken in terms of COVID (or any illness) should be discussed with a licensed medical professional.

A headline Wednesday at establishment education news outlet Education Week warned, “Higher Rates of Delta Infection Projected in Schools with No Mask Mandate or COVID Testing.”

Assistant editor Sarah D. Sparks introduced her column in this way, offering, perhaps, another frightening jolt to parents already overwhelmed by the back-to-school landscape:

If districts don’t tighten COVID-19 protection efforts—and particularly for elementary school students—outbreaks in schools this fall could get ugly, fast.

New, in-review studies suggest that teachers and students will become infected at higher rates, and absenteeism will rise significantly in schools that do not require universal masking and weekly, systemic testing for COVID-19 and where the large majority of children have not already been vaccinated or had the virus.

However, physicians and scientists who participated Tuesday in the Truth for Health Foundation Parents’ Forum offered their own perspectives on how parents can make sound decisions about their children’s health as the academic year gets underway.

The stated mission of the physician-founded Truth for Health Foundation, led by its president, Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., is to provide “truthful, balanced, medically sound, research-based information and cutting edge updates on prevention and treatment of common medical conditions, including COVID-19.”

Five essential points emerged from the foundation’s Parents Forum:

1. Children do not carry or spread the virus asymptomatically, i.e., without symptoms.

“So, when a child goes off to school, if the child feels well, they are of no threat to another child – none,” explained cardiologist and internist Peter McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical advisor to the Truth for Health Foundation.

McCullough explained further:

Because asymptomatic transmission fundamentally doesn’t occur … we don’t have to worry about masks on children if they go to school and they feel well. Masks can’t do anything for a well person.

We know only a sick child could transmit the virus to another susceptible child. So, the most important thing for parents in terms of COVID-19 is not the vaccine or masks. The most important thing for a parent is, if you have a sick child, don’t make them go to school … We’ve got to keep sick kids at home, we have to have flexible schedules to be able to do that. If a child gets sick at school, we need teachers to be able to bring them away from other students, put a mask on during that scenario, and then get the child home.

2. There is no credible evidence of child-to-teacher transmission of the virus.

“It really hasn’t happened,” McCullough stated, adding that “85% of the spread of the virus occurs within the house.”

Paul Alexander, Ph.D., a clinical epidemiologist and evidence-based medicine expert, agreed, affirming “the reality about it is that we know that children are at very low risk of getting infected in the first place. That is stable – that children do not spread it to other children.”

Alexander emphasized this is an evidence-based assertion:

We know that children don’t spread it to children, we have this data, this is actual published data. We know that children don’t spread it to adults – most often it’s in our home cluster and infection goes from adult to child. We know that children don’t take it home readily. And we know that they don’t get severely ill or die. This is actually stable across the world, whichever country you want to look at.

3. If children get COVID, the immunity that develops is “robust, complete, and durable.”

Multiple studies from China and the United States, McCullough observed, show that a large number of children have already had COVID – and are already immune. More children will likely get it, and can endure whatever symptoms they experience, and then will have developed immunity, he said.

The immunity that develops naturally is “robust, complete, and durable,” he emphasized. “Once a child has COVID-19, and is over with it, they won’t have to get it again.”

It is reasonable for parents to test their child when COVID is suspected, McCullough advised, “just to confirm an actual case, so you know your child will be immune.”

“Long term, I can tell you, there’s a negligible chance that someone can get COVID-19 again,” he explained. “The CDC has recorded now on their website, 20,000 full blown vaccine failures, many of which have been hospitalized. They haven’t recorded a single case of natural immune failure – not a single one.”

4. Children who develop severe symptoms from COVID can be easily treated with nebulizers and simple oral medications for a few days.

McCullough, whose work has recently been primarily in the area of early treatment for COVID-19, continued with the focal point that COVID is not a major threat to most children:

The only children we hear about getting hospitalized, are those who are denied any early treatment, or those who have underlying lung disease, like cystic fibrosis or other problems. Of all the deaths that occurred with COVID-19, there are very few, fortunately, with children. We know that the majority had underlying heart or lung disease or cancer, and there were far more children, unfortunately, who died of accidental injuries, or even strangling, than COVID-19 last year, so COVID-19 is not a major threat to children.

Pediatrician Michelle Cretella, M.D., executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, affirmed children who are having more severe disease with COVID likely have one or more underlying diseases as well: 

In addition to COVID, they may have asthma, diabetes, obesity, for example. So, the way to protect those children is to stay on top of the illnesses – their chronic illnesses. Make sure their diabetes is well-controlled, their asthma – make sure your child’s asthma plan is posted on the refrigerator, and the child is following it religiously, doing their peak flows daily, their maintenance meds, etc. And typical common sense: good hygiene, getting outside, fresh air, healthy diet, their vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C. Prevention is still the best medicine. 

“And if your child does come down with COVID,” Cretella said, “the great news is, as we said, they are most likely to come through it with flying colors, and then they will have a very strong, robust, natural immunity.”

“It’s going to be a natural immunity that is going to protect them against the variants as well,” she stressed. “So that’s the silver lining for kids in terms of the COVID illness.”

5. The vaccines “offer great harm” to children and some serious risks accompany them.

McCullough said research studying the Pfizer vaccine’s efficacy and side effects in children, aged 12-15, showed what he termed, “no fundamental clinical benefit of COVID-19 vaccination in children.”

“About 60 to 80% of [children] got pretty sick afterwards,” he said, observing a third of those children who participated in the study experienced “muscle aches, fever, nausea, vomiting, joint aches.”

“It’s a toxic vaccine, and the kids got sick,” McCullough said. 

He added the FDA has issued warnings to parents about myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, as a result of vaccination in young people: 

We are at 5,093 cases of myocarditis as of August 20 in the United States … We haven’t really even ramped up vaccinating kids yet. And this is very alarming. We should consider this the tip of the iceberg. In no way should a parent think that myocarditis is rare – because it’s not … it’s serious – and those of you who are taking your children for vaccination, be sure that you pay attention to chest pain or any signs of symptoms of shortness of breath, and get prompt emergency evaluation for myocarditis. I’ve seen these cases, they’re real, and they’re very serious, and it’s common. We’re talking about thousands of children already who have developed myocarditis.

The vaccines “offer great harm” to children, McCullough asserted, noting “our CDC and FDA are telling that to us in the data.”

He described our current situation, calling for vaccine mandates, as being “under a mass psychosis in schools and colleges.”

“They’re in a trance, creating these mandates for the vaccines, and yet the data is telling us that the vaccines are not safe,” he said.

“I think our country’s at a time of crisis right now, we’re at a time of crisis because of where COVID-19 has delivered us from the very beginning,” McCullough said. “It’s been one misstep after another, and the creation of one false narrative after another.”

Cretella encouraged parents not to fear and to “trust your gut.”

“Stand up for your kids and do not be bullied into giving them these vaccines,” she urged, affirming the COVID vaccines “are not conventional vaccines”:

These are genetic vaccines, and yet I’ve had parents and school nurses and school psychologists come to me and say, “You know, my doctor said the delivery system is the same as the flu shot.” No, these are still novel technology. These are genetic vaccines that should be … followed for long- term adverse events for a minimum of 15 years. 

“The COVID-19 vaccines are not effective, and they’re not safe for human use,” McCullough concluded, “and unless there’s some extreme circumstance – a child who needs protection in the setting of potentially cystic fibrosis, or some unusual condition, in my view, in terms of general use, COVID-19 vaccines cannot be supported.”

The entire Truth for Health Foundation Parents’ Forum video can be viewed here.

_________________________________________________________________________

This content is for educational purposes. Any treatment undertaken in terms of COVID (or any illness) should be discussed with a licensed medical professional.

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