CBS Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children article fact checked, CBS promoting Pfizer and vaccines?, Data does not match CDC numbers and reports
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From CBS News March 31, 2021.
“Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine found safe and 100% effective in 12- to 15-year-olds, company says
Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in that age group before they head back to school in the fall.
Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out worldwide are for adults, who are at higher risk from the coronavirus. Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized for ages 16 and older. But vaccinating children of all ages will be critical to stopping the pandemic – and helping schools, at least the upper grades, start to look a little more normal after months of disruption.
In a study of 2,260 U.S. volunteers aged 12 to 15, preliminary data showed there were no cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated adolescents compared to 18 among those given placebo shots, Pfizer reported.
Pfixer said the study “demonstrated 100% efficacy and robust antibody responses, exceeding those recorded earlier in vaccinated participants aged 16 to 25 years old, and was well tolerated.””
“Children represent about 13% of COVID-19 cases documented in the U.S. And while children are far less likely than adults to get seriously ill, at least 268 have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. and more than 13,500 have been hospitalized, according to a tally by the American Academy of Pediatrics. That’s more than die from the flu in an average year. In addition, a small number have developed a serious inflammatory condition linked to the coronavirus.”
CBS regurgitates what the pharma company touts.
The last paragraph, apparently crafted by CBS, is misleading at best.
Stated: “That’s more than die from the flu”
Choosing the best apples to apples comparison from the CDC, of under age 5, 81 died of flu in the 2019-2020 season. 67 died of Covid-19. And remember, Covid deaths have been over stated.
Stated: “more than 13,500 have been hospitalized”
That seemed high.
The CDC reports 2,629 hospitalizations.
One is given the impression that the vaccines have been adequately safety tested.
They have not and are still experimental.
Deaths and injuries thus far from vaccinations have occurred twice as much in the younger age group of adults.
We do not yet know the impact on children, the age group that least needs a vaccine.