The inventor of the mRNA technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines is warning that Americans don’t have enough information to decide whether or not the benefits of getting the shots outweigh the risks.
Dr. Robert Malone – after YouTube deleted a video interview of him discussing the risks of COVID-19 shots – told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson he’s concerned that the government is not being transparent.
“I am of the opinion that people have the right to decide whether to accept vaccines or not, especially since these are experimental vaccines,” Malone said Wednesday night.
He pointed out that the vaccines are not formally approved by the FDA and instead are being administered under Emergency Use Authorization. The trials for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, for example, are scheduled to run for another year and a half. The estimated completion date is Jan. 31, 2023.
“This is a fundamental right having to do with clinical research ethics,” said Malone. “And so, my concern is that I know that there are risks. But we don’t have access to the data, and the data haven’t been captured rigorously enough so that we can accurately assess those risks.
“And therefore … we don’t really have the information that we need to make a reasonable decision.”
Malone said regarding younger Americans that he “has a bias that the benefits probably don’t outweigh the risks in that cohort.”
He emphasized that there is no substantive risk-benefit analysis being applied to the vaccines.
“That is one of my other objections, that we talk about these words risk-benefit analysis casually as if it is very deep science. It’s not. Normally at this stage, the CDC would have performed those risk-benefit analyses and they would be database and science-based. They are not right now,” said Malone.
“I can say that the risk-benefit ratio for those 18 and below doesn’t justify vaccines and there’s a pretty good chance that it doesn’t justify vaccination in these very young adults.”
Surgeon fired for raising vaccine concerns
Meanwhile, a Canadian surgeon who called for pausing the COVID-19 vaccinations for children has been suspended from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and fired by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Emphasizing the need for “informed consent,” Dr. Francis Christian said that at a minimum, parents and children should be made aware of eight points of concern. Among them is that mRNA is an experimental vaccine design with only “interim authorization” in Canada and that “COVID-19 does not pose a threat to our kids.”
In fact, the World Health Organization said in an update on its website Tuesday that “more evidence” is needed before it can “make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19.”
The WHO argued that children and adolescents “tend to have milder disease compared to adults, so unless they are part of a group at higher risk of severe COVID-19, it is less urgent to vaccinate them than older people, those with chronic health conditions and health workers.”
On Wednesday, the FDA said it will add a warning to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines after a CDC advisory panel pointed to data showing a “likely association” between the vaccines and rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults, CBS News reported.
The CDC tracked more than 1,200 cases of myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, which is inflammation of the outer lining of the heart.
Israeli researchers said Monday that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been linked to an increased chance of developing thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a rare blood disorder, the Jerusalem Post reported.
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