It's wild to see all of them vote the way they did, after seeing the data they were presented with:
During the meeting, members heard that among children 5 to 11 in the United States, there have been over 1.9 million infections since the start of the pandemic, but just 0.4 percent, or 8,400 of those cases, have required hospital care. And just 94 of them ended up dying.
They also heard that an estimated 20 percent of the hospitalized children were admitted for a reason besides COVID-19 and that nearly seven out of 10 of the children had existing serious health conditions like heart disease, illustrating just how little risk COVID-19 poses to healthy children.
Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 40 percent of children in the age group have already had COVID-19. Recovery from COVID-19 bestows some level of immunity, studies show, with multiple studies indicating the level is actually higher than vaccines provide.
It is not the available of the vaccine, or the vaccine itself that I personally care about. It is the opening of the door to a mandate of the vaccine for children 5-11. In schools, to go to the hospital, to go to a doctor's office, or like in NYC for kids as young 13, to go ANYWHERE INDOORS.
The CDC has finally admitted natural immunity is real. Debunking their own "conspiracy theory".
As more and more drugs show to also help treat Covid-19 and help prevent hospitalization, the mandating of vaccines that amount to nothing more than a temporary treatment themselves, becomes more and more illogical. The argument is also weakened by the continued evidence that the spread of Covid-19 is not stopped by the vaccine, showing that the "othering" of the unvaccinated is nothing more than a vile exercise by sad little authoritarians who can't deal with their neighors not complying with the latest cultural norm past down from their "leaders".