STATEMENT FROM DR. PAUL ALEXANDER:
Paul E. Alexander, PhD Health Research Methodologist Evidence-Based Medicine, Clinical epidemiologist, Former WHO-PAHO and US Health and Human Services (HHS), consultant/senior COVID Pandemic advisor, Former McMaster A ProfessorEvidence-Based Medicine. Currently Director of Evidence-Based Medicine and Research Methodology for Truth for Health Foundation.
“Children do not readily acquire SARS-CoV-2 (very low risk), spread it to other children or teachers, or endanger parents or others at home. This is the settled science. In the rare cases where a child contracts Covid virus it is very unusual for the child to get severely ill or die. Masking can do positive harm to children – as it can to some adults. But the cost benefit analysis is entirely different for adults and children – particularly younger children. Whatever arguments there may be for consenting adults – children should not be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Of course, zero risk is not attainable – with or without masks, vaccines, therapeutics, distancing or anything else medicine may develop or government agencies may impose. In this regard, given the near zero risk to children, and given the emerging risks of the vaccine, then why would parents consider vaccinating their children with these untested vaccines that could set their children up to a lifetime of disability or death. These COVID vaccines are contra-indicated for children and provide no benefit, just opportunity for harm. No parent should allow their child to be vaccinated with these vaccines especially given they do not need them, and we have no ‘excluded harms’ by the sub-optimal research that was conducted”.