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New research: COVID is harmless to children

Surprise, Surprise! A new study of all hospital admissions in England from March 2020 through February 2021 found that, for people younger than 18 deaths from COVID-19 were “incredibly rare.”

Of 3,105 deaths from all causes among the 12 million or so people under 18 in England between March 2020 and February 2021, 25 were attributable to COVID-19 — a rate of about 2 for every million people in this age range. None had asthma or type-1 diabetes, the authors note, and about half had conditions that put them at a higher risk than healthy children of dying from any cause.

Taken together, the unusually comprehensive studies could provide some comfort to parents who have been shielding children who they thought might be vulnerable to severe complications from COVID-19. “There’s a general feeling among paediatricians that probably too many children were shielded during the first wave of the pandemic,” Russell Viner, who studies adolescent health at the University College London, told reporters.

In some cases, those efforts might have done more harm than good, added Elizabeth Whittaker, an infectious-disease specialist at Imperial College London. “Shields are very leaky,” she said. “The shields have not been perfect, and have probably caused more stress and anxiety for families than benefit.”

This study merely proves what common sense has known for eons, and was backed up by decades of research, both before and after the arrival of COVID-19. To kill an epidemic of a flu-like disease like COVID, the best thing you can do is to expose as many healthy children as possible to it, while keeping those children away from the more vulnerable elderly population. The children will quickly gain immunity, without risk, and then help limit the spread of the disease. More important, once immune they and their grandparents can once again see each other, with no risk to either.

Instead, today’s modern panicky and emotional expert class shut everything down, and ended up causing more harm than necessary, in all ways. Businesses were destroyed, old people died in solitary confinement, and children were subjected to child abuse with masks and social distancing.

Worse, that expert class still refuses to admit it was wrong, and in many ways is doubling down on its stupid. Witness the government’s top expert, Anthony Fauci, and his claim only yesterday that COVID-19 is dangerous to children and that toddlers older than two need to wear masks. He, like most of the government health officials who have been given vast power in the past year, speaks not from data but from his own personal opinion, shaped solely by politics.

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  • Lee Stevenson

    It’s such a grey area, this whole Covid nonsense, millions have died, I know people that know people who have died, my father caught it in hospital, he’s 82 and survived both the surgery AND the Covid, I’ve been double jabbed, and now have a certificate to say so, but can’t travel to the UK to see him because… Politics? Sweden has had no lockdown, masks are recommended during public transportation, that lasted about 2 weeks, even I don’t bother now… In the view from my apartment backyard there must be 30+ kids running around in the play area, ages from toddlers to teens… Every colour and creed doing what kids do, and messing around in joyful bliss… And not one wearing a mask.
    (Even tho some commentators here believe I never do..) I have totally changed my mind on the Corona. I’m happy to be vaccinated, I don’t believe the conspiracy bullcrap, and I am in several risk groups, I also believe I had it last year, but with the bug mutating a bit of abundance of caution is ok in my book
    But I also ( as happens VERY infrequently!) Fully agree with Bob… This seems to effect kids not at all… I know adults that got sick with the C. , But I have a 15 and 13 year old, and they have HUGE social circles,.and no one they know knows anyone that got sick with C. , A few that tested positive, and were bored off school for a couple of weeks…
    By vaccinating kids, and forcing them to wear masks we are actually making the situation worse… Those bugs need to fade away as immunity spreads amongst the grotty germ filled youth. Putting them in bubbles will allow the stronger strains to get stronger…
    Just my pennies worth….

  • Gretl

    Next flu season the covid package should fund opening bars 24/7 for 4 weeks, and providing free drinks and uber s for 16-40 year olds. Everyone else can hunker down as they wish. I bet it would be more effective than lockdown and cost 1/1000 as much.

  • pzatchok

    This is why our schools were closed and kept closed for a year.

    How many other nations copied our recommendations?

    To open the schools all that had to happen was that all adults working in the school get the c-vax and boom problem solved.

  • Don

    Yet they conclude that the children should be vaccinated and certainly that their parents should be. They won’t give it up.

  • Cotour


    Why is the government and the Media / Social Media NOT transmitting the truth as I have IMO clearly established to the public? But they will transmit that all and everyone MUST be vaccinated.

    If this is true: “40 percent of people being admitted to the hospital for Covid 19 in the UK after having been fully vaccinated.” (What are numbers in America?)

    In UK, Up to 40% of People Being Admitted to Hospital for COVID Have Been Fully Vaccinated (

    Why are governments and the internal agencies and the highly trained medical professionals that advise them not also promoting the public taking vitamin D3, which if habitually taken at an appropriate level has been demonstrated to dramatically reduce hospitalization due to Covid 19 by two and a half times?

    AND, it has been demonstrated that if you are hospitalized due to Covid 19 and you have been taking vitamin D3 habitually your are six times less likely to die from it. One simple action taken by an individual can have a significant effect on their health and lessening the strain on the healthcare system. But our government and the Media that they work hand in glove with refuse to transmit this information to the general public. Why is that?

    New Study: Vitamin D reduces risk of ICU admission 97% –

    “In the statistically adjusted results, vitamin D reduced the odds of ICU admission by 97%. The RR (risk reduction) for ICU admission in hospitalized Covid-19 patients was 0.03 as compared to the control, which is given the value of 1.00. The odds of Covid-19 patients in general, as compared to hospitalized Covid-19 patients, needing ICU care would be even lower, as you would first need to be hospitalized to enter that risk ratio, and vitamin D has been shown by other studies to reduce risk of hospitalization. So taking a vitamin D supplement has tremendous benefits.”

    Vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher hospitalisation risk from COVID-19: a retrospective case-control study – PubMed (

    Dr. John Campbell : 13 min. “Vitamin D reduces hospital risk”

    “Conclusions: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation. Widespread measurement of serum 25(OH)D and treating any unmasked insufficiency or deficiency through testing may reduce this risk.”

    One simple action can have a significant effect on people’s health and possible hospitalization and death, and the government refuses to tell anyone about it. BUT they will insist that you receive an effective to some degree vaccine that is without argument an experimental therapy.

    The evidence is clear, but the American government will not recommend you take a simple vitamin that has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the effects and potentials of Covid 19.

    That is unreasonable to my thinking, and you must ask yourself: WHY?

    Incompetence? Agenda? Politics? Strategy? Government is just a very blunt instrument? Control? You tell me.

    Remember, the public is always kept in fear and tension, and ignorant and is always, behind the curve.

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