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Today’s talking point


YESTERDAY morning brought the news that Oxford University, not content with subjecting 300 children to a Covid vaccine trial, have now decided to play God with the health of 18- to 25-year-olds prepared to volunteer in return for the tidy sum of £5,000 apiece.

The aim is to find the effects of deliberately reinfecting young people who’ve already had Covid and got over it.

What exactly is the point of experimenting on the young and healthy, demonstrably not at any risk of dying from Covid (which is what over a year’s worth of global data tells us) but already at proven risk of a range of adverse vaccine effects?  

Is it any more necessary or justifiable than taking a sample of 300 children – far too few to show whether the vaccine would be safe for them – and subjecting them to vaccine risks? To see how hare-brained this is just examine the maths as Dr Mike Yeadon has. A one in a thousand chance of lethality would probably be missed in a sample of 300. But at that rate it could kill thousands of children. 

Why are these scientists not prepared to wait for real-time data instead of engaging in risky trials unless there is an ulterior motive – which is to force a pointless vaccine on the younger age groups regardless of whether they have developed immunity or not, if the trial can prove that reinfection won’t hurt them? Why would anyone knowingly expose young people to a deliberate risk that it might? 

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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