Think we should listen to a neurosurgeon?
A literal brain surgeon.
Think he knows a thing or two about medicine?
Well, Dr. Ben Carson just sounded the alarm on vaccines and especially vaccines for kids.
Listen up America!
And spread the word.
Dr. Ben Carson, Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Donald Trump, criticized Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 as “a giant experiment” during a Sunday appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Asked by anchor Maria Bartiromo whether he agreed with the recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) decision to allow children to receive Pfizer’s Covid vaccine, Carson definitively replied, “absolutely not.”
Carson, former director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, went on to explain his reasoning:
The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate for children from COVID-19 is 0.025, which is very similar to the rate for seasonal flu. And we haven’t been for years and years going through all these things for seasonal flu.
Plus, we don’t know what the long-term impact of these vaccines is. So this is really sort of a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don’t know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like that? It makes no sense whatsoever.
Dr. Eric Rubin, a voting member of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee, admitted last week that the vaccine’s ultimate safety profile won’t be known fully until it begins being administered to children.
Watch the video right here:
And from The Federalist:
Former Trump Cabinet member Dr. Ben Carson registered concern and disappointment about 80 House Republicans voting with all House Democrats to expand federal vaccine surveillance by connecting and expanding state databases.
“It will secondarily be used for other things as well. We have got to be smart enough to recognize these signs when we see them and stop them, to nip them in the bud before it becomes too late,” the former Republican presidential candidate said to Fox host Maria Bartiromo. “It doesn’t take long to change a nation.”
Carson’s remarks came in response to Bartiromo’s question about H.R. 550, which The Federalist reported on here. The bill received no hearing in the House and is now under consideration in the Senate. It would enable the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to connect state vaccine databases and use them to track Americans’ private health decisions in “real time.”
Republicans who voted for the bill told constituents this is a routine program for which they slimmed funding from a $500 million expansion to a $400 million expansion, which did little to allay concerns about politicized and unelected bureaucrats manipulating private information for political purposes. Western nations including U.S. neighbor Canada are using people’s medical decisions to deny them health care and access to grocery stores, spawning black markets in Europe.
“Governments have a tendency to grow, to infiltrate, and to control,” Carson noted. “Those are governments that are controlled by Democrats or Republicans, or independents or anybody, that’s what governments do.”
Republicans also claimed the data this program collects would be anonymized to protect individual privacy, but data privacy experts have long noted that computerized data is very difficult to actually keep private. Private data including private medical information is only rarely actually secured despite record keepers’ claims to the contrary.
“Anonymization is hard. There are many ways that information can be de-anonymized, as well as seemingly benign information be correlated,” noted Jon Callas, the director of technology projects at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in an email to The Federalist. “For example, knowing where someone lives and where they work to an accuracy of one mile uniquely identifies about 85% of people. The triplet of someone’s date of birth, gender, and zip code uniquely identifies a similar number of people.”
And from Newsmax:
After advisers recommended that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention push the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines over Johnson & Johnson’s due to concerns that the latter may cause blood clots, Dr. Ben Carson on Newsmax wondered how long it will take for a recommendation against those preferred vaccines.
”I wonder how long it will be before they turn on those other two as well,” Carson said Thursday on ”The Chris Salcedo Show.” ”None of them, obviously, have worked as well as they’ve claimed that they were going to, and people who have been vaccinated are still getting the disease, are still passing the disease on, so maybe it’s time to stop and reassess the whole situation.”
Natural immunity has been overlooked and rejected for too long in the nation’s public health policy and debate, Carson added to host Chris Salcedo.
”Let’s find out who, in fact, really seems to have the best protection,” the former secretary of housing and urban development continued. ”Why not look, for instance, at people who have natural immunity? There are very few of them who seem to be getting reinfected and very few of them who are passing the disease onto others.
”Maybe it would be a good thing to look at that group of people, rather than to say, ‘We don’t collect data on that group of people.’ Why would you not collect data on them? Because you don’t want to know the answer.”
Carson considers it anti-science to use politics to guide COVID-19 pandemic policy in the United States.
”If, in fact, people with natural immunity had better immunity than those being vaccinated, it kind of blows your whole narrative out of the water when you say everybody has to get a jab, and they don’t want to do that,” Carson said. ”But that tells you that we’re mixing politics with science, and we need to be thinking about the American people, not about one particular view or another.”
Science is the study of the unknown, Carson reminded liberal activists who maintain that they ”trust the science.”
”We also have to recognize that this virus is mutating,” Carson said. ”It will continue to be with us for years to come. Fortunately, it seems to be attenuating. It’s getting weaker, which is sort of like the natural thing that viruses do as they mutate, but obviously, it’s a novel coronavirus that is something new.”
Ultimately, the U.S. must continue to evolve with science and the COVID-19 pandemic — not just accept the same initial response to it — Carson urged, particularly in regard to vaccinating children.
”Let’s actually use our brains along with our tremendous healthcare facilities and healthcare providers to provide the appropriate things for the appropriate people,” said the former pediatric neurosurgeon, who performed the first successful separation of conjoined twins at the back of the head in 1987.
”Little children who are healthy have virtually zero chance of dying from this virus, but we have no idea what the long-term impact of the vaccines will be on them. So why would you subject them to long-term risk when the short-term risks are almost zero?”
The denouncing of opposing scientific views lacks ”humility,” like that of Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to Carson.