Some international scientists are urging Government to discard all COVID-19 vaccines, especially those planned for students.
Dr Paul Alexander (GP)
United States cardiologist and epidemiologist Dr Peter McCullough, Trinidadian clinical epidemiologist Dr Paul Alexander, and eschatologist Dr Michael McDowell, made the call during in an online press conference yesterday hosted by the Spiritually Aware Group, entitled Considering Current Global Pandemic Trends, Are COVID-19 Vaccines Necessary For Children And The Wider Barbadian Population?
However, Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand, joint coordinator of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, is adamant that vaccines are safe, prevent severe infection and should be utilised for those eligible.
Co-coordinator of the National Vaccination Programme, Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand (FILE)
She urged parents to get their children vaccinated, despite the detractors. “I am hoping that common sense prevails and parents understand the importance of vaccination,” Ferdinand said. “They have been vaccinated for other childhood diseases for decades. I hope they will put confidence in the Ministry of Health and bring their children to be immunised if that is being asked of them.”
Although fully vaccinated people can still contract the virus, Ferdinand reiterated that it reduced the risk.
Alexander said children should have been back in school, as their immune systems “could have handled this”.
“We knew over 15 months ago that masks were ineffective. The blue masks, the white masks were ineffective to this virus, so you are harming children. Plus, the masks are toxic, so all of this must end,” he said.
“My point of view is no masks, no distancing – three or six feet. It’s garbage, toss it out, it doesn’t work. Ask your Government where the data is to support any feet.”
Alexander is in Canada advocating for truck drivers as part of the Freedom Convoy, a protest against COVID-19 vaccine requirements for truckers to re-enter the country by land.
He also said he was concerned about the push to get adolescents vaccinated, saying children have innate immunity that handles COVID well.
Yesterday, Government’s COVID-19 Public Advisor David Ellis said he would check with the Ministry of Health to provide statistics on how many minors contracted the viral illness and how many fully vaccinated minors (age 12-17) were hospitalised as a result. (TG)
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