I received an email today from my son's elementary school titled "A Letter to the Families of 'school name' from Dr.Strang."
First of all, l-o-f*@king-l that Dr.Strang (Chief Medical Officer for Nova Scotia, Canada) is writing personalized letters to each school. Just some
warm and fuzzy pandering as the first step to convincing families to give their 5-12 year olds the covid vaccine.
Here's the letter:
If you read through, you'll notice that there's no mention of the kids actually needing the vaccine to attend school. Personally, I don't want to
give it to my own child, who developed Type 1 diabetes after he had a fever in the days after his MMR vaccine.
Not really an anti-vaxxer here, even after that. Type1 runs in my family, and I'm sure he would have eventually developed it had he suffered from
any fever that triggered his immune response.
But!! Do I want to needlessly give my child who's all ready prone to auto-immune issues the Covid vaccine? No. Not at all. I say needlessly because
even though 21% of Covid cases in Canada have been in kids under 19, there have been only 19 deaths, most complicated by issues with lung related
That's 375,900 cases, and 19 deaths. That's 0.005%. With probably tons more cases unreported.
I feel for the families of those 19 kids, but does that warrant a vaccine rollout en masse?
I don't believe this will become mandatory where I am, so it's not really an issue. I'm privileged to be able to say no and keep my kids home.
But it makes me so annoyed that they're even pushing for this. The risks , however low, outweigh the benefits, which are negligible.
I'm pretty anti-government intrusion in general, and it enrages me when they use language like this :
The sooner everyone books their appointments, the sooner everyone gets fully vaccinated, which also means they are protecting siblings and family
members ages 4 and under, or others who cannot yet be vaccinated.
So 5-11 year olds need to get vaccinated to protect 4 year olds and under, who can't get vaccinated, and who also rarely die from a Covid-19
This isn't polio, and I'm not going to dutifully line up my children for a vaccine.
I feel idiotic even being mad about this, because no one is forcing me to vaccinate my kids, or even myself. My life hasn't changed at all because of
vaccine mandates. I'm lucky in that way. But I guess this is my rant of the day.