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UCI Medical Ethics director: “risks of Covid vaccination outweigh potential benefits of the vaccine for college age students”,Dr. Aaron Kheriaty

UCI Medical Ethics director: “risks of Covid vaccination outweigh potential benefits of the vaccine for college age students”,Dr. Aaron Kheriaty

“it is universally known that children virtually never die from COVID-19 and given that children have a very strong immune system, they are more likely than adults to have an over-reaction to the shot.”…Dr. Steven Roth

“There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.”…WHO

“Furthermore, when you get vaccinated you know that you are now subject to the risks of the vaccine,” he said. “If you don’t get vaccinated, you only have a chance of contracting Covid, and therefore a chance of assuming the risks of Covid—it’s not 100% certain you’ll get Covid just because you were not vaccinated.”…UCI Medical Ethics director

From The College Fix June 28, 2021.

For college-aged, vaccination risks likely outweigh COVID risks, says UCI medical ethics chief

For college-aged students, the potential for adverse reactions to the COVID vaccination appear to outweigh the risks of the virus itself for that age group, said Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Medical Ethics Program at the University of California, Irvine.

Asked by The College Fix whether potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination outweigh risks of possibly contracting the virus for college-aged students, he said “the answer is likely yes.”

“[A]t the very least, based on current evidence, it’s entirely plausible to assume the answer is yes: that risks of Covid vaccination outweigh potential benefits of the vaccine for college age students,” Kheriaty said via email on Wednesday.

“We don’t know with certainty what percentage of college-age students have side-effects, or serious adverse effects, from the vaccine because the current systems (e.g., VAERS) used to track adverse events are not sufficient to answer that scientific question,” Kheriaty said.”

“Underscoring that, the risks of hospitalization, death, or severe long-term effects for college-age students from COVID “are very, very small — almost zero, statistically speaking. So any risk from vaccination is likely going to outweigh risks from Covid in this population,” Kheriaty said.

“Furthermore, when you get vaccinated you know that you are now subject to the risks of the vaccine,” he said. “If you don’t get vaccinated, you only have a chance of contracting Covid, and therefore a chance of assuming the risks of Covid—it’s not 100% certain you’ll get Covid just because you were not vaccinated.”

In fact, he added, “you still may get Covid if you are vaccinated, thereby assuming both sets of risks: we’re seeing more breakthrough cases with vaccinated people and the Delta variant, for example.””

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https://www.thecollegefix.com/for-college-aged-vaccination-risks-likely-outweigh-covid-risks-says-uci-medical-ethics-chief/

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