Pediatricians and pediatric specialists issue declaration regarding COVID-19 public policy harms to children in light of upcoming FDA meeting
We are pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and physicians who treat children in our practices who uphold our oath to “First, Do No Harm,” when providing medical care to children.
We acknowledge, appreciate, and affirm the entirety of the previous declarations of the physicians and scientists of the Global Covid Summit.
We affirm there has never been a state of emergency for infants, children, and adolescents regarding COVID-19, as their natural immunity is robust and their risk for severe disease or death is minimal. Furthermore, most children have now developed natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2.
We observe that unnecessary and ineffective COVID-19 public health policies have had particularly disastrous consequences for children and adolescents. We are alarmed by recent changes in developmental milestones for children that likely reflect these consequences.
Masks have never been proven effective in halting the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 but have been shown to be harmful to the social development and mental health of children and adolescents.
We agree with vaccination in principle and have trusted regulatory safeguards, including withdrawal of past vaccinations from the market when they met a conservative standard of concern for safety (e.g., RotaShield in 1999). This has allowed us to recommend routine childhood vaccinations, when appropriate, in good conscience.
We understand that the COVID-19 injections are not traditional vaccines. Rather, they are experimental genetic therapies with novel mechanisms of action and unknown short- and long-term risks. They have never been administered to humans on such a massive scale and are approved only under emergency use authorization (EUA).
We believe medical provider and public trust has been violated by the departure of regulatory and advisory bodies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), from established precedents of timeline, research, procedure, transparency, safety, and efficacy.
We are aware of an unprecedented number of adverse events and deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) since the introduction of the COVID-19 injections. We are personally witnessing injuries temporally related to administration of COVID-19 injections in children in our own clinical practices.
Complications associated with the COVID-19 injections, including myocarditis, and other damage to the cardiovascular and nervous systems, likely have lifelong deleterious implications.
Ethical principles of informed consent demand full disclosure of risks, benefits, and alternatives, without enticement or coercion, for all medical therapeutics. Furthermore, children lack medical decision-making capacity and parents should not be denied the right to medical decision-making for their minor children.
We strongly condemn the interference of hospitals, employers, and governing regulatory agencies in the physician-patient relationship. Physicians have been threatened with loss of licensure, board certification, and employment, greatly impairing their ability to obtain truly informed consent from adult patients or parents of minor children.
Investigational therapeutics under EUA, such as the COVID-19 genetic injections, Remdesivir, and Paxlovid (which contains a protease inhibitor with a Black Box warning) are not indicated for mild disease, especially in children and adolescents, for whom the risks greatly outweigh the benefits.
We are morally compelled to defend the health and well-being of all children, and hereby declare that:
• Superior innate immunity, natural immunity, and minimal risk of COVID-19 disease in children must be recognized.
• Due to unprecedented adverse safety signals, administration of the COVID-19 injections should be halted immediately for all age groups, most especially children.
• COVID-19 injections should not be approved for children 6 months to under 5 years of age during the upcoming June 2022 FDA deliberations.
• Masks should never be required for children.
• School masking, testing, quarantine, and COVID-19 injection mandates should cease immediately.
• Neither Remdesivir nor Paxlovid should be approved, used, or recommended for children.
• Any legislation that denies parents the right of medical-decision making for their minor children, such as currently proposed in the state of California, should be halted.
• Adverse outcomes from the use of COVID-19 genetic injections must be rigorously studied and investigated with the goal of identifying potential remedies and assisting injured people.
• Physician concerns, especially regarding the safety of any medical intervention, must never again be silenced. Physicians must be allowed to use their professional expertise to provide care to individual patients without threat or conflict of interest from governing regulatory agencies, employers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.
Challenge to Our Colleagues:
To our physician colleagues who provide medical care to children,
We are united in our loyalty to our oath to ‘First, Do No Harm.’ The COVID-19 public health policies imposed on society have had disastrous consequences for children and adolescents. If you are questioning these policies, the risk versus benefit profile of the COVID-19 genetic injections in children, or have seen pediatric injuries, including death, due to the COVID-19 injections, you are not alone. We stand with you.
Please join us as we work to protect our children. We represent thousands of physicians who share your concerns, and together we have the strength to stand on the right side of history. When COVID-19 injections were first introduced, these adverse events were not widely known. Over time, safety data signals have risen to never-before-seen numbers, and many of us are caring for vaccine-injured patients in our clinical practices. It is time to stand up and speak out as a unified group. This is the largest public health disaster in our lifetime, and as professionals we must rise as one voice to speak for the vulnerable amongst us.
To add your assent to this and the other Global Covid Summit declarations, sign here.
- Mary Talley Bowden, MD, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist
- Angie Farella, MD, General Pediatrician
- Meredith Grebowicz, MD, General Pediatrician
- Kamli Jura, MD, General Pediatrician
- Stephen Kebe, MD, General Pediatrician
- Katarina Lindley, DO, FACOFP, Family Practitioner
- Mark McDonald, MD, Child and Adolescent Pyschiatrist
- Kimberly Milhoan, MD, FASA, Pediatric Anesthesiolgist
- Kirk Milhoan, MD, FAAP, FACC, General Pediatrician, Pediatric Cardiologist
- Prabhat Mishra, MD, Pediatric Anesthsiologist
- Renata Moon, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Hospitalist
- Michelle Perro, MD, General Pediatrician
- Bethany Rife, MD, General Pediatrician
- Monique Robles, MD, MS Bioethics, Pediatric Critical Care Physician
- Kristen Roeder, MD, General Pediatrician
- Molly Rutherford, MD, Family Practitioner
- Monica Wehby, MD, FAANS, FACS, Pediatric Neurosurgeon