Resident is disappointed in Hearst’s editorial on vaccinations for schoolchildren

We were very disappointed to read the Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board’s Editorial in last week’s Press aggressively promoting vaccinations for schoolchildren. “The Science” is not “settled” on this issue.

Science is an ongoing process of investigation and challenging current assumptions. There have been volumes of data published by extremely competent and experienced doctors showing the exact opposite is the proper path, but was never published in the corporate press and instead was labeled “misinformation.” We now find it was actually pretty good “information.”

Scientists knew very early on that children were not an “at risk” population, having a very minuscule chance of contracting the virus and having serious health issues from it, and low possibility of transmitting it, but did not or were not allowed to report that.

Social distancing is a farce, studies consistently showed that masks don’t work, and keeping kids in the classroom had no impact on the spread of the disease, as Sweden showed.

The vaccine’s risks of harmful side effects to children, such as heart disease and myocarditis, do not appear to outweigh the benefits of getting the vaccine for them. The vaccine does not prevent contracting the disease or transmitting it. Children are more at risk from the annual flu than from COVID, and especially so with the current milder strain. Eleven times more children died from auto accidents than from COVID during the pandemic.

With so much available evidence that the vaccine has little or no benefit for children, and with known and unknown harmful side effects, it seems to us to be highly unethical to suggest that all children get vaccinated.

Parents, YOU do the research, YOU decide what is the right course for your child, and yes, if your kid is sick - whether from a cold, the flu or COVID, keep them home.

Allison and Sean Archambault

Ramapoo Road