The voice of reason in England

The voice of some reason can sometimes be heard from professors of official medicine. One of them is Sir Andrew Pollard. He is the director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and is not an opponent of vaccines. But he has a different view on mass vaccination.

He told the British parliamentary virus group this week. One of the arguments was that the lack of children in schools is a direct result of testing policies.

If you test everyone and see that someone is positive there, then sending home their contacts or even the whole class is a huge impact. There is no need to interfere with children's education, as children are not statistically ill and would be vaccinated for those who tend to be seriously ill. We should move towards the clinical situation. If someone is ill, they should be tested. But not his classmates, if they feel good - they have to stay in school and continue their education. The same applies to adult tests.

If we persecute the public with constant testing and worry about the results, then we are constantly in a situation where there is a growing effort to fight something that is not in our power - that is Polard.

When the British Vaccination and Immunization Committee (JCVI) recommended that the government offer a single dose of the vaccine to all 16-17 year olds, one of the factors was the mental health and education problems this age group could prevent. But experts are beginning to question the need to vaccinate children.

Polard says the same thing - in his opinion, one of the main arguments for vaccinating children, which can no longer withstand criticism, is that in this way adults are protected. However, in reality, this program does not achieve this goal, because it is clear that these vaccines do not prevent transmission. Therefore, it is better to vaccinate adults elsewhere in the world than British children - Polards believes.

Another professor, Paul Hunter, an expert in infectious diseases and the University of East Anglia, also mentioned natural immunity. According to official figures, 50.3% of 16-year-olds and 58.6% of 17-year-olds in England have antibodies. Taking the 17-year-old group as an example, Hunter said the data show that 80-90% of them are either already ill or are currently in the process of developing antibodies. So there is no point in vaccines.

Is it necessary to vaccinate this age group and do we know enough about the possible side effects, especially for those who are already ill?

Such are the professors in England. At least there is some hope for common sense.