The issue of giving COVID-19 vaccines to young kids and toddlers has caused massive tension between Florida and the White House.
The Biden administration continues to insist that children as young as six months should be provided COVID-19 vaccines.
Meanwhile, there is not a shred of scientific evidence to show that children this young would benefit from these shots. As such. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has refused to use state funds to purchase these vaccines from the government.
Now, one Florida pediatrician recently lost her job for sounding off against the state’s decision concerning COVID-19 vaccines for young kids.
Dr. Lisa Gwynn previously worked as a member of the Florida Healthy Kids Board. However, issues for her began when she started saying that children under five years old should take COVID-19 vaccines.
What really brought about the pediatrician’s downfall was when she began pressuring parents to give their young children these shots. According to Gwynn’s version of events, she lost her job once COVID-19 vaccines were actually given to these very young kids.
NBC News confirms: Dr. Lisa Gwynn, a pediatrician with the University of Miami Health System, has been removed from a state-appointed board for publicly criticizing Florida's decision to delay access to the COVID vaccine for children under 5. @NBCNews
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 2, 2022
After losing her job, the pediatrician informed the Miami Herald her only motivation in her work was improving Florida children’s health. However, Gwynn didn’t explain how this squares with the lack of data showing these shots have any benefits for kids under five.
Gov. DeSantis made it clear that Florida won’t be pushing a state-run agenda to get these vaccines in the arms of very young children. To this day, Florida remains the only state in the union to refuse to purchase these vaccine batches from the federal government.
What the Science Says
Unlike adults, especially the elderly, kids have a recovery rate surpassing 99.99% when it comes to COVID-19. Meanwhile, children who do not have COVID-19 vaccines are more shielded against this virus than adults who are thoroughly vaccinated.
NYC's Covid vax mandate in babies & toddlers is risky. The trials were in this age group were not sufficiently powered to study safety. Efficacy was NOT established compared to placebo. Any honest scientists would acknowledge. What every parent should know:https://t.co/yP5mXYgeFr https://t.co/Xd2DGJCadV
— Marty Makary MD, MPH (@MartyMakary) July 2, 2022
Gwynn’s public comments and advocacy for getting COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of five-year-olds and younger kids also directly conflicts with a recent study out of Sweden.
In this study, health officials advise against giving COVID-19 vaccines to children between the ages of five and 12. As it turns out, the benefits are not higher than the risks.
This view is also maintained by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).