Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA stokes vaccine resistance as Delta variant surges

July 29, 2021 ☼ vaccinedeltapandemic

Source: The Washington Post - Link

These statements stand on a slew of falsehoods and mischaracterizations, according to vaccine experts. At least 400 people 18 and under have died of covid-19 in the United States, making the virus more lethal than the flu, said Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The coronavirus also carries the risk of an inflammatory syndrome that can affect the lungs, heart, and kidneys of children and young adults. Federal health authorities recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children as young as 12. “Any reasonable person who looks at the data would conclude the safer choice is to get the vaccine,” Offit said.

I’m continually flabbergasted by the refusal to get something that has been shown both safe and effective.