Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, does not mince words when describing the scientific legacy of the Covid-19 vaccines: The mRNA shots, he said, are “the greatest scientific achievement in my lifetime.”
Yet as the weather starts to turn cold and as officials push for more people to get their new booster shot before an expected winter coronavirus surge, public health leaders are battling skepticism and apathy toward the vaccines. Worse, experts fear the politicized backlash to the Covid-19 vaccines is already fostering skepticism about routine vaccinations generally, from childhood immunizations to flu shots.
Across the country, Republican lawmakers have drafted a pile of anti-vaccine mandate bills this year, chipping away at a foundational health practice for the last half-century. More than 80 anti-vaccine bills have been introduced in state legislatures, according to academics tracking the phenomenon, dwarfing the number of countervailing pro-vaccine bills. Public health experts are preparing for an all-out war on school mandates and other vaccine measures in states like Texas.
Childhood vaccination rates fell during the 2020-21 school year, the equivalent of 35,000 kids not being up to date on their shots. Although that might be an effect of missed checkups during the worst of the pandemic, there are other signs that faith in vaccines might be falling: Fewer Americans said this year and last year that they will get the flu shot compared to the few years before, according to a new poll from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. The fear among experts is that these drops are not a pandemic-driven blip but an accelerating trend, following a decades-long drift in trust in childhood vaccines; we should get updated numbers early next year.
This Covid-19 booster is likely the last time the government will offer a free shot to all Americans. We are moving away from a pandemic footing and into an age when reformulated Covid boosters are part of the routine vaccination schedule. That should be a cause for celebration: They are miracles of scientific ingenuity, delivered faster and proving more effective than most experts believed possible at the start of the pandemic. They have helped avert tens of millions of deaths worldwide, by some estimates.
And yet many Americans don’t trust them. If anything, the controversies around the vaccines — driven by a mix of political opportunism, polarization, and misinformation — may ultimately undermine faith in vaccines broadly among certain pockets of the population for years to come.[…]
Why Covid-19 denialism could spread to other vaccines
Vaccine skepticism remains a minority position in the US. Nearly 70 percent of eligible Americans have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. More than 8 in 10 continue to say that getting childhood vaccinations is important. But that consensus is not quite as strong as it once was.
In 2001, according to Gallup’s polling, 94 percent of Americans said it was “extremely” or “very” important for parents to get their children vaccinated. In 2019, that figure had dropped to 84 percent. Gallup hasn’t asked that survey question again in a while, but the Kaiser Family Foundation asked something similar in July. They found 89 percent of parents or guardians said they kept their children up to date on vaccines. But 1 in 10 said they had skipped some or all of the scheduled vaccines for their kids.
People with doubts are often finding support from their political representatives. Both Hotez and Offit said that anti-vaccine sentiments have gained more of a foothold on the right in recent years. Once upon a time, vaccine hesitancy did not have a clear political bent: Some people on the left were doubtful of vaccines for what Offit called “purity” reasons (they don’t want to put “unnatural” products in their body) and some people on the right were making arguments based on liberty and freedom.
Seriously? Vaccines have always been problematic. It has to be a personal choice, not coerced. Period. That goes for the childhood jabs.
It’s just so easy to poison people by injection especially, but also by food, by air. And now we have to try to disassemble all those too. Convincing humans to poison their own air and waterways is so ridiculous to me. I hope folks can begin to see it all, see how much their gov and the cabal want them dead asap.
Exactly. It’s a planned depopulation event and as soon as people begin to understand that their survival is at stake, maybe things will change.
I’m delighted to see the news about 80 bills opposing vaccine mandates,, etc.. However, I’m sorry to see Paul Offit, better known as Dr Profitt, quoted so prominately. Lord knows he has had his say over the years when he said infants could handle as many a 10,000 vaccines, but amended that ignorant statement to infants could handle the 100,000 vaccines. Mr Technology personified. Where was his data for these offensive statements? He is one of 3 patent holders of a rotovirus vaccine and has been said to have never seen a vaccine he did not like. Anyone who profits… Read more »
mRNA vaccines “the greatest scientific achievement in my lifetime.” you can say that again, with over 1000 excess deaths a week in UK and 10-15% increase across Europe and Australia. US now has a lower life expectancy than China on some recent data.
If the vaccine propaganda were true the Amish would all be dead by now. Yet only 5% of Amish children suffer from Allergies compared to a US average of 12.5% Dan Olmstead who studied autism prevalence among Amish and discovered that it is almost non-existent. He called this phenomenon “The Amish Anomaly.”
“They are miracles of scientific ingenuity, delivered faster and proving more effective than most experts believed possible at the start of the pandemic. They have helped avert tens of millions of deaths worldwide, by some estimates.” Absolutely NOT. The technology is extremely suspect. The ‘scientists’ admit they have no way of knowing how long the spike proteins will continue to be produced by the body, how much will be produced and where it will be produced. The body’s own immune system recognises the spike protein as a threat and takes defensive action by killing the cell. This could be a… Read more »
The flu vaccine presented as flu and COVID VACCINE is the same mRNA experimental product with suspect content and humongous ADRs and Deaths. They changed the definition of a vaccine to tout this as a vaccine.
I think great skepticism about this Shot is important but I do not want see children dying of polio or MMR or smallpox being released again. These vaccines did take 20 years to pass.
It appears this article’s author is actually still beating a dead horse – promoting the covid ‘vaccines’. What the author FAILS to mention is that these injections are NOT vaccines, despite nefarious attempts to change the definition of a vaccine! Sleazy! The covid injections are the central performer in the world’s most well planned, well executed genocide. No amount of information suppression, bullying, intimidation, coercion, or threats can change that. Charges are now rolling out, as are the trials, following which will be the convictions, the sentences, and finally, the well-deserved executions. Stick around.
Spot on! Nuremberg 2.0
What the article does not say is Offitt has also said to not get the booster as it was a total failure in the animal trials.
Is this author lying through his teeth, or is he just dumber than a box of rocks? These so-called vaccines are neither safe nor effective. They don’t prevent one from getting the virus and they don’t prevent one from transmitting the virus. They have killed millions of people worldwide. And, we are just beginning to see the effects of these bioweapons.
Fauci, Bourla, et al should hang
Covid Crusher: Mix one heaped teaspoon of salt in a mug of clean warm water. Cup a hand and sniff or snort the entire contents up your nose spitting out anything which comes down into your mouth. If you have a burning sensation (lasts 3-4 minutes), you have a virus, so wait until the burning stops, then blow out your nose in toilet paper and flush away, washing your hands afterwards. Do my free salt water cure 3 times daily or more often if you want until the burning sensation stops and it feels like you are flushing with plain… Read more »
Yawn. Another pro-vax editorial written by a another brain dead democrat.
what covid denialism is he talking about?
Author could have at least identified the problems with the mRna shots–damage and death…
This is disinformation and misinformation. Offit rejects the booster, on record. Misleading and deceptive words. Nobody wants these shots. FACE REALITY. The lies are breaking apart. People are beginning to see. Finally.
“The Trump administration made [the pandemic] a partisan issue. I think we’re paying the price for that,” Reiss said. “It was a missed opportunity because, pandemic failures aside, the vaccines were a bipartisan effort. One administration started them and another distributed them. It could have been a come-together moment.” This comment from the article makes no sense. If Trump followers are as cultish as they would like you to believe, his supporters would have fallen over themselves to get the “vaccines.” The Trump administration didn’t make it a partisan issue, people using their own brains and common sense did, and… Read more »
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IF people would educate themselves about ALL vaccines not one child or adult would ever get another of these poison injections. There is NO safe or effective vaccine. NONE. And that includes the polio vaccine. Do some research. Stop being led to slaughter like sheep. Vaccines make people sick. We are the most vaccinated country in the world yet we are also the sickest country in all industrialized nations. Now why would that be if vaccines are to save lives. They are really all about creating life long patients for big pharma.
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Disingenuous to quote Dr Paul Offit who has come out strongly against the current bivalient vaccines
I will celebrate, when all the Covid vaccine cheerleaders are in jail.
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