UK Vaccine Committee Chair Is Funded by Pfizer, Can’t Explain U-Turn on Jabs for 16-Year olds, Cite Any New Evidence

Says they're now more certain of their position from 2 weeks ago...when they ruled against jabs for minors

Wei Shen Lin — vaccine regulator owned by vaccine makers

Downing Street will enlist TikTok stars to push teens to get vaccinated, even as critics note that the committee behind the decision to expand the inoculation drive has admitted it had sparse evidence for doing so.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) announced on Thursday that the first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine will be offered to all 16- and 17-year-olds without needing the consent of their parents, reversing its own recommendation from just two weeks ago.

The independent panel of experts, which advises the UK government on immunisation, had earlier said that the jab should not be given to minors unless they were over 12 and suffered from medical conditions that would make them vulnerable to Covid-19, or lived with someone deemed high-risk. JCVI said it will issue a recommendation about when the second dose should be administered at a later date.

The NHS is now gearing up to give the shot to about 1.4 million children. To help with the effort, the government plans to assemble an army of Instagram and TikTok stars, as well as a fleet of ‘vaccine buses’ to drum up enthusiasm for the jab and make it easy for teens to get, iNews reported.

The kid-friendly approach to promoting the Pfizer jab comes after social media observers highlighted the fact that JCVI chair Wei Shen Lim sent mixed signals about how the decision to offer the jab to teens was made.

During a press briefing on Thursday announcing the policy, Lim said his committee decided to reverse its recommendation after “carefully considering the latest data.”

But he appeared to back-pedal after a journalist asked if the committee would be publishing “the evidence” used in making its decision to allow 16- and 17-year olds to get the shot, in order to help reassure parents. Lim responded by stating that there was currently no evidence available to share with the public.

The intention is for all the evidence to be published. The evidence isn’t necessarily in the hands of JCVI. We have spoken to academic partners and to other people in other countries as well. So wherever possible we encourage that the evidence is published, but the timing is not in our hands.

The committee’s attempt to explain its decision led to head-scratching from the media. Sarah Knapton, the Science Editor at The Daily Telegraph, said that after sitting through two press briefings, “I’m none the wiser about why JCVI has changed their advice. Not convinced they know either.” 

“Essentially, JCVI has said it has changed its position because it now has greater certainty about the position it had last time…try and get your head round that one.”

Others pointed to what appears to be a rather straightforward conflict of interest. While the JCVI claims to be an independent body, Professor Wei Shen Lim is part of a department at the British Thoracic Society that received more than £25,000 ($34,760) in funding from Pfizer. Lim declared the “departmental interests” in a 2021 audit, which stated that he had “direct responsibility” over the Pfizer-gifted funds. The British Thoracic Society is a charity that aims to improve treatments for respiratory and associated disorders.

Governments around the world have urged people of all ages to get vaccinated, claiming that the more transmissible Delta variant may pose a greater risk. However, the disease has had a negligible effect on mortality among children. In the first 12 months of the pandemic, NHS data shows only 25 under-18s died from the illness [rather; with a test positive].

Source: RT

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Dog
Dog
3 months ago

”Cats Are Dying In Huge Numbers”

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/uk-news/in-uk-cats-are-dying-in-huge-numbers-as-fear-of-toxic-cat-food-haunts-vets.html
 
Oh sh*t…………. Spike protein shedding?

ken
ken
3 months ago

In the EU only 20-30 thousand ‘reported’ dead and so far only a million or so maimed in one horrible way or another by this vaccine,,,, Yep, a sure fire, bell ringing indicator of safe and effective if I ever saw one!

And who can dispute a emergency use test they’re dropping because,,, well,,, it no workee. But they are still using it until the end of the year(lol)

And gee,,, are they saying there are payoffs going on! Surely not considering this affects the lives of our beloved chillllldren. And surely not with a law abiding and caring company like Pfizer!

Make it a family event! Parents, children, infants and pets. Maybe with a long enough needle a fetus can be injected!

Magpie62
Magpie62
3 months ago

I suggest that the majority of members of the JCVI along with the MHRA have a massive conflict of interest in as much as the majority of the members of the above organization’s have received monies from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations along with Big Pharma. It is all a collusion and there is absolutely no need for children to be vaccinated with the spike protein. It is the spike protein which is the toxic element of the jab. It does not stay in the deltoid muscle of the arm but instead travels to other areas of the body such as heart, lung and brain causing massive inflammation and permanent damage that cannot be reversed. It is eugenics at its finest and morally corrupt for these so called scientists to state that this vaccine is safe for anyone let along children.

Steve Kastl
Steve Kastl
3 months ago

Is every Pharma spokesperson an ignorant idiot, a whore, or grifter? Yes.

mothman777
mothman777
3 months ago

Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its HistoryPfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing

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