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Pfizer expected to seek FDA authorization to vaccinate kids ages 12 to 15

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — A new report out from Pfizer and BioNTech shows their vaccine is 100% effective against the virus in children ages 12 to 15.

Pfizer plans to submit the data to the FDA in the coming weeks to amend the emergency use so kids in that age range can also get vaccinated. 

KRDO Newschannel 13 crunched the numbers to see how the virus has impacted people in the youngest age group listed on El Paso County’s COVID-19 dashboard.

According to El Paso County Public Health, about 15% of positive COVID-19 test results in the county come from newborns to age 19. However, the recorded hospitalizations and deaths for the same age group are much lower than that. 

Two COVID-19 deaths were reported among people younger than 20 in El Paso County to date. Deaths among young people account for about 0.25% of deaths in the county. In the same age group, El Paso County Public Health reports 91 hospitalizations or about 3% of hospitalizations across all age groups.

It's statistics like that giving Donna Killian pause for her 15-year-old.

"I just feel like the younger kids aren’t at risk of death, so I just think they should wait," said Killian.

On the other hand, Elise Cutler-Dysart's 12-year-old son will get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

"He’s 12 and he asks every day. 'When will I get a vaccine?' Because everyone else in the family has been able to get vaccinated," said Cutler-Dysart. "And he wants to go back to school and he wants to do summer camp."

After a health scare with another child, no statistics showing the virus is less sever among children could change their minds.

"She’s a leukemia survivor," said Cutler-Dysart about her daughter. "So when people say it’s really rare…we were one of the one in million families. It ruined our lives for four years and she nearly lost hers as an infant. So we don’t take chances."

Health experts warn although children are less likely to die of COVID-19, it’s still possible for them to get sick and spread the virus to other, more vulnerable populations. 

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Lauren Barnas



  1. “Two COVID-19 deaths were reported among people younger than 20 in El Paso County..”
    One was a immune compromised kid who they didn’t expect to live past 6. The other was a very similar situation.
    99.99% of kids survive or have no symptoms. Why would I want to inject a never used before RNA “vaccine” if it will not help them at all. No way I am doing that to my kid. Plus people say well it about the others they are around. They just came out in national news stating that even if you are vaccinated that you can still contract and spread covid. So again why do that to kids.

  2. Food for thought for all of you…long read…if you research you find the truth!!

    The Ever-Moving Goal Post

    If you’ve paid attention, you’ve likely noticed that the goal post for “public safety” has been moved further and further away as we’ve gone along. At regular intervals, there’s been another Chicken Little warning that the sky is still falling and that we must not let down our guard.

    First it was the number of deaths that was cause for alarm. Now we know that many of the so-called COVID-19 deaths were not, in fact, caused by the virus, while erroneous epidemiological models predicted millions of deaths lest drastic measures were taken.

    As PCR testing took off, rising “case” loads seemed to confirm such dire predictions, sparking widespread panic. With 20/20 hindsight, we now realize that the cycle thresholds of these tests were set so high that even healthy, uninfected and noninfectious people tested positive.

    This, in turn, allowed for the myth of asymptomatic spread to take root, and that then became the fear trigger, with everyone being a potential threat, no matter how healthy they appear.
    The solution offered was for everyone to wear a mask at all times. Or two. Or perhaps three. Fortunately, even the experts backed off from suggestions of four layers. Yet, from the start, we knew, based on published science, that masks don’t work against viruses.

    As “cases” skyrocketed in tandem with fraudulent PCR testing, we were then told the best thing to do is shut everything down for two weeks to prevent overloading hospitals. Stay home, save a life, let the virus die out.

    But even though hospitals remained at functional capacity in most areas, as “cases” (read false positives) continued to rise, two-week lockdowns were turned into three weeks, then four. In some areas, lockdowns dragged on for months, yet it didn’t seem to have the desired effect on the case load. By this time, hospital capacity was entirely forgotten.
    As lockdowns continued and people started to grumble, the “experts” in charge of this global organization (or more accurately, reorganization) warned that this was the new normal. Settle in. Get used to it. The virus doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, so our only hope is a vaccine. We just have to keep it together until then, and then we’ll all be safe again.

    Alas, flies in the ointment appeared in the form of inexpensive treatments that worked just fine, and scientists and medical doctors sharing concerns about these novel “vaccines” that really aren’t and the public health dangers of lockdowns.

    Censorship unlike anything the world has ever seen before was launched, and vaccine-deniers became the new enemy — worse even than those pesky asymptomatic healthy people that refuse to wear a mask.

    Something had to be done about free thinkers and question-raisers, and so the goal post was moved again. The whole world, all 7-plus billion people, must get vaccinated, or else we’re all toast.
    This way, people will turn on each other and force each other to comply and stop with the questioning.

    We cannot simply undo the harm caused by flawed policies advocated by our elites, but we can resolve that we never let this happen to our country again. ~ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

    And so it continues. The sky hasn’t fallen yet, but we’re promised that unless we comply, it surely will. Any day now. Just a matter of time. Obey, and the experts will make sure we survive the inevitable pandemonium. Now, vaccine passports are being rolled out, and both private companies and entire nations are considering restricting any sense of normalcy to vaccinated-only. Aren’t you tired of chasing the goal post yet?
    Chicken Little’s Puppet Masters

    In a Wall Street Journal essay2 published March 18, 2021, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urges readers not to trust “the elites,” pointing out that “Influential people in public health, government and the media” have “failed to rise to the moment.” He goes on:

    “The COVID-19 pandemic represented a test of elites in the U.S., from public-health experts to the corporate media. The results have been disappointing. Policy makers who bucked the elites and challenged the narrative have been proven right to do so.

    To begin with, highly publicized epidemiological models were as consequential as they were wrong … The lockdowns failed to stop the virus but did a great deal of societal damage along the way — damage that a more targeted approach, seeking to reduce total harms, would have been able to avoid (and did, in places like Sweden and Florida) …

    Elites sent conflicting messages about the efficacy of cloth masks, the uniformity of risk across age brackets, the danger of outdoor transmission … Perhaps most damaging to public trust was the public-health campaign urging ‘15 Days to Slow the Spread’ … Going from ‘save the hospitals’ to ‘zero COVID’ represents one of the greatest instances in history of moving the goal post …

    While it was abundantly clear by May that schools represented low-risk environments for the spread of COVID and that the consequences of prolonged school closures were potentially catastrophic, the corporate media did its best to obscure the data and stoke fear and panic among parents and teachers.

    Had the media presented the data on schools in a rational fashion with proper context and perspective … millions of students would be in markedly better shape academically and socially.

    For months we were told to ‘trust the experts,’ but far too often over the past year those who were most influential in our society — in public health, government and media — proved incapable of rising to the moment … We cannot simply undo the harm caused by flawed policies advocated by our elites, but we can resolve that we never let this happen to our country again.”
    Who’s in Charge, Really?

    DeSantis’ definition of “elites” is basically prominent public health and corporate media leaders. That may be appropriate for the critique offered in his article, but even these influential individuals are mere foot soldiers in the bigger scheme of things.

    Above them towers a pyramidical power structure populated by globalist entities — nongovernmental organizations, think-tanks, private corporations and billionaire philanthropists — many of which we’ve never even heard of, and who rule without being seen.


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