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Priority for the next PM – halt children’s Covid jabs

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A LETTER appealing to the next Prime Minister to pause the Covid vaccine rollout for children has been compiled by the Children’s Covid Vaccine Advisory Council (CCVAC). 

The letter has been opened up online for health professionals and scientists to add their signatures by the time Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak enters Downing Street on September 5 and can be accessed here 

The CCVAC, whose leading members include retired consultant paediatrician Dr Ros Jones, wants a thorough and independent review into whether healthy children should be given the jab, in the face of serious concerns about its safety and efficacy. 

Here is the text of the letter and the signatories so far …  

July/August 2022

The Prime Minister

10, Downing Street,

London SW1A 2AA 

Dear Prime Minister,

Re: Covid-19 Vaccines for Children

Firstly, congratulations on becoming our new Prime Minister.

You will no doubt have many pressing matters as you take up office.  But what can be more important than the health and well-being of the nation’s children? 

We, the undersigned health professionals and scientists,have huge concerns about the safety and necessity of Covid-19 vaccines for children, for reasons detailed in the linked letters below. We call upon you, urgently, to pause the Covid-19 vaccine rollout for healthy children, while a thorough and independent safety review is undertaken.

Between us, we have written numerous letters to the regulators, copied to your predecessor, regarding use of these mRNA products in children. We strongly urge you to reconsider their deployment for the following reasons.  Covid-19 was always a much milder illness in children, with around a 1 in 2,000,000 risk of death for otherwise healthy children. Successive variants have become less virulent, reducing the risk still further. In addition, there isconsiderable evidence of rapidly waning vaccine efficacy, and increasing concerns over immediate vaccines injuries (such as myocarditis with its known potential for severe and possibly permanent cardiac damage).  There is still a total lack of long-term safety data and the worrying rise in excess non-Covid deaths in young males aged 15-19 years has yet to be explained. Lastly, the vast majority of children have already been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 repeatedly and haveachieved demonstrably effective immunity, which is far superior to vaccine-induced immunity. 

In short, the balance of benefit and risk, used to support the rollout of mRNA vaccines to the elderly and vulnerable in 2021, is totally inappropriate and inapplicable for children in 2022. 

Below are links to all the fully referenced letters we have written to the MHRA, the JCVI and the CMOs over the past year. The detailed questions posed have never been properly addressed by these regulators. Groups of health professionals from around the world have similar concerns and indeed some countries have already paused children’s Covid-19 vaccines, particularly for those who have already had SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Danish Minister of Health recently declared that vaccinating children had been a mistake. 

• 30th June 2022 – https://childrensunion.org/6-month-to-4-years-covid-vaccines/

• 14th February 2022 – https://childrensunion.org/ccvac-pause-covid-roll-out/

• 19th January 2022 – https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-the-mhra-regarding-child-death-data/

• 7th January 2022 – https://www.hartgroup.org/gmc-reply-07-12-2021/  (reply to letter of 10/12/21)

• 10th December 2021- https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-the-gmc/ re consent

• 14th November 2021- https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-14-11-2021/ re safety

• 23rd August 2021- https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-23-08-2021/ re safety

• 6th June 2021 – https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-06-06-2021/ re safety

• 17th May 2021- https://www.hartgroup.org/open-letter-to-mhra-17-05-2021/ re safety

• 17th May 2021 – https://www.hartgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Covid-19_Vaccine_in_Children_FULL_document.pdf appendix to above letter

You may be aware that members of the Pandemic Response All Party Parliamentary Group also wrote to the JCVI in January 2022, regarding the documented increasein all-cause mortality in 15-19-year-old males, again with no satisfactory reply given to address their concerns.

The health of the nation’s children is of paramount concern and must surely be a high priority for an incoming Prime Minister. You will no doubt be aware of Sir Christopher Chope’s tireless work on a Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Bill, pushing for proper and fair compensation for thousands of vaccine-damaged adults.  You cannot allow the risk of Covid-19 vaccine injuries in children, who stand to gain zero benefit from vaccination due to the overwhelming majority having already been infected, and who have therefore already acquired natural immunity.

We entreat you to apply the precautionary principle to the use of these products, which still have no long-term safety data and remain in Phase 3 clinical trials. The evidence of damage that this rushed policy is causing for children mounts daily. 

In addition to concerns about the physical risk to children posed by these mRNA products, we would also remind you of the acknowledged and significant psychological and educational damage to children which resulted from the school closures and masking requirements implemented by your predecessor.  We would ask that, as a matter of urgency, you make clear that school closures and masking of schoolchildren will not be repeated under your watch. 

At the beginning of your term as Prime Minister, you now have a critical opportunity to prevent avoidable damage to children, and the inevitable outcry and backlash that will follow, by pausing the rollout with immediate effect, as well as bringing to an end all harmful covid restrictions in schools. This is a risk-free action. Until then, the political and health risks of these damaging policies will only escalate. 

We eagerly await your response. 

Wishing you well in the challenging job you have ahead.

Yours sincerely

Dr Rosamond Jones, MBBS, MD, FRCPCH, retired consultant paediatrician, convenor of CCVAC

Professor Anthony J Brookes, Professor of Genomics and Health Data Science, University of

Leicester 

Professor Angus Dalgleish, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPath, FMed Sci, Principal, Institute for

 Cancer Vaccines & Immunotherapy (ICVI)

Professor Richard Ennos, MA, PhD. Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Professor John Fairclough, FRCS FFSEM, retired Honorary Consultant Surgeon 

Professor Norman Fenton, CEng, CMath, PhD, FBCS, MIET, Professor of Risk Information

Management, Queen Mary University of London 

Prof Anthony Fryer, PhD, FRCPath, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Keele University 

Professor David Livermore, BSc, PhD, retired Professor of Medical Microbiology

Professor Dennis McGonagle, PhD, FRCPI, Professor of Investigative Rheumatology, University of

Leeds 

Professor Keith Willison, PhD, Professor of Chemical Biology, Imperial College, London

Lord Moonie,  MBChB, MRCPsych, MFCM, MSc, retired member of the House of Lords, former

parliamentary under-secretary of state 2001-2003, former consultant in Public Health Medicine 

Julie Annakin, RN, Immunisation Specialist Nurse

Dr Abby Astle, MBBChir, BA(Cantab),DCH, DGM, MRCGP, GP Principal, GP Trainer, 

 GP Examiner

Dr Elyse Baril-Guerard, MD, CCFP, MRCGP, General Practitioner

Dr Michael Bazlinton, MBCHB, MRCGP, DCH, General Practitioner

Dr David Bell, MBBS, PhD, FRCP(UK), Public Health Physician

Dr Mark A Bell, MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRCEM, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Michael D Bell, MBChB, MRCGP, retired General Practitioner

Dr Alan Black, MBBS, MSc, DipPharmMed, retired Pharmaceutical Physician

Dr David Bramble, MBChB, MRCPsych, MD, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Emma Brierly, MBBS, MRCGP, General Practitioner

Kim Bull, Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science, Paramedic

Dr Elizabeth Burton, MB ChB, retired General Practitioner

Dr David Cartland, MBChB, BMedSci, General practitioner

Dr Peter Chan, BM, MRCS, MRCGP, NLP, General Practitioner, Functional medicine

Dr  Marco Chiesa, MD, FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist, Visiting Professor

Michael Cockayne, MSc, PGDip, SCPHNOH, BA, RN, Occupational Health Practitioner

Dr Julie Coffey, MBChB, General Practitioner 

John Collis, RN, Specialist Nurse Practitioner, retired

Mr Ian F Comaish, MA, BM BCh, FRCOphth, FRANZCO, Consultant Ophthalmologist

James Cook, NHS Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Master of Public Health

Dr Clare Craig, BMBCh, FRCPath, Pathologist

Dr David Critchley, BSc, PhD in Pharmacology, 32 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical R&D

Dr Sue de Lacy, MBBS MRCGP AFMCP UK, Integrative Medicine Doctor

Dr Jayne LM Donegan, MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP, MRCGP, Homeopathic Practitioner

Dr Damien Downing, MBBS, MRSB, private physician

Dr Jonathan Engler, MBChB, LlB (hons), DipPharmMed

Dr Elizabeth Evans, MA(Cantab), MBBS, DRCOG, retired Doctor, Director UKMFA

Dr Christopher Exley, PhD FRSB, retired professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry

Dr John Flack, BPharm, PhD, retired Director of Safety Evaluation at Beecham Pharmaceuticals,

retired Senior Vice-president for Drug Discovery SmithKline Beecham  

Dr Charles Forsyth, MBBS, BSEM, Independent Medical Practitioner

Dr Simon Fox, BSc, BMBCh, FRCP, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine

Dr Jenny Goodman, MA, MBChB, Ecological Medicine

Dr Ali Haggett, Mental health community work, 3rd sector, former lecturer in the history of

 medicine 

David Halpin, MB BS FRCS, Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon (retired)​

Dr Catherine Hatton, MBChB, General Practitioner 

Mr Anthony Hinton, MBChB, FRCS, Consultant ENT surgeon, London

Dr Renée Hoenderkampf, General Practitioner

Dr Andrew Isaac, MB BCh, Physician, retired

Dr Steve James, MBBS, MA, FRCA, FFICM, Critical Care Consultant

Dr Keith Johnson, BA, DPhil (Oxon), IP Consultant for Diagnostic Testing

Dr Pauline Jones, MB BS, Retired General Practitioner

Dr Gemma Kemp, MBBS, FRCPath, Consultant Forensic Pathologist

Dr Tanya Klymenko, PhD, FHEA, FIBMS, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Dr Charles Lane, MA, DPhil, Molecular Biologist

Dr Branko Latinkic, BSc, PhD, Molecular Biologist

Dr Theresa Lawrie, MBBCh, PhD, Director, Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, Bath

Dr Jason Lester, MRCP, FRCR, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Felicity Lillingstone, IMD DHS PhD ANP, Doctor, Urgent Care, Research Fellow 

Mr Malcolm Loudon, MBChB, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS(Gen Surg), MIHM,VR, Consultant Surgeon

Katherine MacGilchrist, BSc (Hons), MSc, CEO/Systematic Review Director, Epidemica Ltd.

Dr Geoffrey Maidment, MBBS, MD, FRCP, Consultant physician, retired

Ahmad K Malik, FRCS(Tr & Orth) Dip Med Sport, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Ayiesha Malik, MBChB, General Practitioner

Dr Kulvinder Singh Manik, MBBS, General Practitioner

Dr Fiona Martindale, MBChB, MRCGP, General Practitioner

Dr Julie Maxwell, MBBCh, MRCPCH, Associate Specialist Community Paediatrician

Dr S McBride, BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology &Immunobiology, MBBCh BAO, MSc in Clinical

 Gerontology, MRCP(UK), FRCEM, FRCP(Edinburgh). NHS Emergency Medicine & geriatrics

Mr Ian McDermott, MBBS, MS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), FFSEM(UK), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Scott McLachlan, FAIDH, MCSE, MCT, DSysEng, LLM, MPhil, Postdoctoral researcher

Dr Franziska Meuschel, MD, ND, PhD, LFHom, BSEM, Nutritional, Environmental and Integrated

 Medicine

Dr Scott Mitchell, MBChB, MRCS, Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr Alan Mordue, MBChB, FFPH. Retired Consultant in Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology

Dr David Morris, MBChB, MRCP(UK), General Practitioner

Dr Claire Mottram, BSc Hons, MBChB, Doctor in General Practice

Margaret Moss, MA(Cantab), CBiol, MRSB, Director, The Nutrition and Allergy Clinic, Cheshire

Dr Alice Murkies, MD, FRACGP, MBBS, General Practitioner

Dr Greta Mushet, MBChB, MRCPsych, retired Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy

Dr Sarah Myhill, MBBS, retired GP and Naturopathic Physician

Mr Colin Natali, BSc(hons) MBBS, FRCS (Orth), Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Dr Chris Newton, PhD, Biochemist working in immuno-metabolism

Dr Rachel Nicholl, PhD, Medical researcher

Dr Richard J. O’Shea. MBBCh, BA(Hons) MRCGP, General Practitioner

Sue Parker Hall, certified transactional analyst (CTA, psychotherapy); MSc (Counselling & 

 Supervision) MBACP (senior accredited practitioner); EMDR practitioner, Psychotherapist

Dr Dean Patterson, MBChB, FRCP, Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Christina Peers, MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, FFSRH, Menopause specialist 

Rev Dr William J U Philip MB ChB, MRCP, BD, Senior Minister The Tron Church, Glasgow,

 formerly physician specialising in cardiology

Anna Phillips, RSCN, BSc Hons, Clinical Lead Trainer Clinical Systems (Paediatric Intensive Care)

Dr Angharad Powell, MBChB, BSc (hons), DFRSH, DCP (Ireland), DRCOG, DipOccMed, 

 MRCGP, General Practitioner

Dr Gerry Quinn, PhD. Postdoctoral researcher in microbiology and immunology

Dr Johanna Reilly, MBBS, General Practitioner

Jessica Righart, MSc, MIBMS, Senior Critical Care Scientist

Mr Angus Robertson, BSc, MB ChB, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Jessica Robinson, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCPsych, MFHom, Psychiatrist and Integrative

Medicine Doctor

Dr Jon Rogers, MB ChB (Bristol), Retired General Practitioner

Mr James Royle, MBChB, FRCS, MMedEd, Colorectal surgeon 

Dr Salmaan Saleem, MBBS, BMedSci, MRCGP, General Practitioner

Dr Roland Salmon, MB BS, MRCGP, FFPH, Former Director, Communicable Disease

Surveillance Centre Wales

Sorrel Scott, Grad Dip Phys, Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurology, 30 years in NHS

Dr Rohaan Seth, BSc (hons), MBChB (hons), MRCGP, Retired General Practitioner

Dr Haleema Sheikh, MRCGP, General Practitioner

Dr Gary Sidley, retired NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Annabel Smart, MBBS, BSc, retired General Practitioner

Natalie Stephenson, BSc (Hons) Paediatric Audiologist 

Dr Zenobia Storah, MA (Oxon), Dip Psych, DClinPsy, Senior Clinical Psychologist (Child and

 Adolescent)

Dr Noel Thomas, MA, MBChB, DCH, DObsRCOG, DTM&H, MFHom, retired doctor

Dr Stephen Ting, MB CHB, MRCP, PhD, Consultant Physician

Dr Julian Tompkinson, MBChB MRCGP, General Practitioner GP trainer PCME

Suzanne Tomkinson BSc MSc CSci FIBMS Senior Biomedical Scientist (Clinical Biochemistry)

Dr Livia Tossici-Bolt, PhD, Clinical Scientist

Dr Helen Westwood MBChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG, General Practitioner

Dr Carmen Wheatley, DPhil, Orthomolecular Oncology

Mr Lasantha Wijesinghe, FRCS, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Dr Damian Wilde, PhD, (Chartered) Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Dr Ruth Wilde, MB BCh, MRCEM, AFMCP, Integrative & Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr Lucie Wilk, MD, Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Stefanie Williams, MD, Dermatologist

Dr Holly Young, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, Consultant Palliative Care Medicine

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