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October 29, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – An American pediatric doctor and infectious disease specialist who serves on a U.S. Federal government committee has raised concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccines for children, saying that since the virus’ effect on children is so “mild” the government had better be “very sure about safety of a vaccine.”

Last Thursday, Dr. Cody Meissner, a pediatric infectious disease vaccine expert at Tufts Children's Hospital and a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, raised his concerns about the safety of testing a COVID-19 vaccine on children.

“To me, we’ve got to be very sure that these vaccines do not elicit an adverse reaction that may be delayed,” said Dr. Meissner to his fellow committee members at the FDA Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting last Thursday (see comments here or at about 4:51:00 mark of video).

“Relatively speaking, it’s a very mild disease and I think we have to be very sure about safety of a vaccine in children,” added Meissner, stating to the panel that most adverse reactions to vaccines come within six weeks of being immunized.

In the meeting, Dr. Meissner also said that if he were part of the FDA, he would “certainly want to be very convinced about the safety of a vaccine before I approved its use in children,” adding that “the pattern of disease is very different in children, and lumping them in with adults would cause me some discomfort.”

Dr. Meissner is a signatory of the Great Barrington Declaration and has said that lockdowns have become too extreme.

Meissner’s concerns came amid news of American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer along with its COVID-19 vaccine partner BioNtech, announcing in mid-October they had the go-ahead from the FDA to enroll kids as young as 12 in their vaccine trials.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/27/2020)

Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask orders within their borders.

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Facebook needs to treat its users with respect, no matter their political persuasion. Moreover, Facebook needs to treat objective reality and facts with more respect.

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Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/25/2020)

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How anyone could find alternate facts about oppressive mask mandates 'abusive' is incredible...that is, impossible to believe.

This is exactly the kind of censorship which Big Tech is getting a bad reputation for.

The fact that Facebook calls differing opinion and objective reality "abusive" says a lot about Facebook and their agenda to silence reason and logic, not just conservatives and Christians.

But, people are more intelligent than Facebook give them credit for.

And, the more this continues, the more reasonable people will look alternate platforms to share their thoughts and connect with their friends and family. The more that happens, the less revenue Facebook will generate.

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One-size-fits-all oppressive government mask mandates must stop!

Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask mandates within their borders

Public health policies should be based on science and logic, not on the type of political posturing and virtue-signaling which led Joe Biden to recently call for a national mask mandate.

And, public health policies certainly shouldn't lead to a situation where more people could become sick.

But, that is exactly what these mandatory mask mandates are doing.

Here are four inconvenient facts about masks:

1) Masks** are largely ineffective at stopping the transmission of viruses.

The vast majority of masks worn by the public are made from material which cannot filter-out viruses because virus particles are too small to catch or obstruct.  Wearing cloth masks to stop a virus is like putting a bee in a bird cage to keep it from flying away.

Wearing a mask for long periods of time ensures that the wearer has a warm and moist receptacle around his or her mouth, on which viruses and bacteria can land and accumulate.

Thus, masks are actually likely to have little effect in stopping the spread of COVID-19 acting as a barrier, but could actually make things worse acting as a receptacle.

2) Mandates which call for masks to be worn outdoors are both absurd and oppressive.

3) There are clearly documented hazards of wearing masks for long periods of time.

4) And, since school is on everyone's mind...

Notwithstanding the above information on the ineffectiveness of most masks against viruses, we don't know if asymptomatic children can even transmit the virus.

But, it was a reported in an article in the July 21, 2020 Uk Times that: "There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the UK government's leading scientific advisers."

And, we also know that children are extremely unlikely to get seriously ill or die from COVID infections. In any case, children cannot possibly be expected to wear a mask properly in a way that would cut transmission.

There are still a lot of unknowns about COVID-19, but we have grown in our understanding of this disease since the beginning of the crisis.

The knowledge we have gained should allow government and health authorities to make more nuanced policies than the current one-size-fits-all mask mandates.

Where are the legislative hearings in county commissions, and state, provincial or federal legislatures before these drastic actions are mandated? Where are the open and transparent debates among experts that provide our representatives with the necessary information to make good policy decisions?

The real pandemic is the panic and the resulting tyranny that is being caused by dictatorial governors, corporate media and the monopolistic Big Tech.

The truth is that COVID-19 is like a bad cold for most people; this is not ebola or the plague.

Of course, the very elderly and those with serious health conditions should take precautions or be quarantined, but the rest of society should begin the long process of returning to normality.

The frenzy to force everyone to wear a mask, at all times, has gone beyond all comprehension, and goes against science and logic.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse any mandatory mask order within the borders of their county, state, province, or country.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART I - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART II - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear-part-ii

OSHA Document on Surgical Masks and Respirators stating that surgical masks do NOT prevent airborne particles (e.g. viruses) from being inhaled - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3219.pdf

'PETER HITCHENS: Face masks turn us into voiceless submissives - and it’s not science forcing us to wear them, it’s politics' - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8537489/PETER-HITCHENS-Face-masks-turn-voiceless-submissives.html

**Here, we are referring to the masks worn by the vast majority of the public, not to specialist masks or respirator-type masks.

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Last week, Cincinnati Children's Hospital began trial vaccinations of a Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine on a group of middle school-aged children, with an Ohio boy becoming one of the first 12-year-olds to receive a trial COVID-19 vaccine.

Alan Moy, M.D., founder and scientific director of the John Paul II Medical Research Institute and CEO of Cellular Engineering Technologies, told LifeSiteNews that he agrees with Dr. Meissner’s assessment.

“I am with Dr. Meissner,” Moy told LifeSiteNews.

“I think the vaccine should be thoroughly evaluated in adults first and those results have to transparent, published, and approved by the FDA.”

The Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, known as BNT162b2, is mRNA based and is allegedly made without cell lines derived from an aborted baby. Other COVID-19 vaccines being touted by governments such as ones from AstraZeneca and the Chinese firm CanSino Biologics Inc. are Adenovirus-vector vaccines, meaning they use the HEK-293 cell line derived from fetal cells harvested from an aborted baby decades ago.

According to Pfizer/BioNtech, results from their phase I/II studies of BNT162b1, the precursor to BNT162b2, showed a ''robust'' immune response in those who got immunized.

The Pfizer/BioNtech, trial COVID-19 vaccine involves participants receiving two injections which are generally given around three weeks apart. Volunteers do not know if their injections are real, or a placebo.

In May the Trump Administration’s announced Operation Warp Speed which directed billions of dollars to vaccine manufacturers to quickly come up with a COVID-19 vaccine.

As a result of the program, the FDA has allowed potential COVID-19 vaccines to be in effect, fast-tracked, meaning the usual process of testing on animals to ensure safety and efficacy has been bypassed.

Dr. Moy criticized “Operation Warp Speed,” as being too rushed, calling into safety the program's ability to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine in a safe and timely manner.

In an August 26 article posted for LifeSiteNews, Moy wrote that “Operation Warp Speed” is placing “all of its financial resources towards vaccine approaches that lack a track record of success.” 

He also questioned why animal trials are not being required, noting that in past preclinical studies, “some animals developed a more serious pneumonia with SARS vaccines when subsequently challenged with a live SARS virus than in non-vaccinated animals.” 

Recently, Trump promised that nursing homes would be given free COVID vaccines once they are approved for distribution.

Some COVID-19 vaccine trials have already been halted due to safety concerns.

In September, trials of the AstraZeneca UK COVID vaccine derived from aborted baby cell lines were paused after participants became sick.

In October, a Brazilian volunteer died after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Also in October, Johnson & Johnson announced that it was pausing clinical trials of their COVID-19 vaccine which uses an aborted baby cell line after one participant began to experience an “unexplained illness.”

The World Health Organization lists a tracker that lists over 120 COVID-19 vaccine candidates that are currently in development, with many already having advanced to clinical trials.

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