Despite being nearly 100 percent Deplorable-free (as commenter Angry Australian notes, the handful of “rightwing nutjobs” who did not appreciate the healing powers of essential marijuana, lockdown orders, forced masking, and vaccination papers checks have likely moved away from the State of Science into the famously Republican strongholds of Miami Beach and Palm Beach County), Massachusetts is apparently rejecting the Sacrament of Fauci for its most vulnerable residents. “11% of Children Under 5 Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine in Mass.” (NECN, today):
Before COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out for children under the age of 5 back in June, many parents had been calling for those shots to become available for young kids.
But new data looks like some parents’ stance may have changed.
Massachusetts ranks third nationwide, with 11% of those kids getting at least one dose, according to The Boston Globe. Washington D.C. took the top spot, with nearly 18% and Vermont came in at second place.
Pediatricians say they did expect some hesitancy, and according to the Globe, surveys predicted that only around one in five parents would actually plan on getting children in that age bracket vaccinated. The numbers so far are lower, though, than many pediatricians expected by this point. The vaccination rates for these young children are lower than any other age group in the state.
As a result, some doctors say they’ve actually had to throw some of these vaccines out because they’re not being used.
How can this be? The COVID-19 vaccine for young children was Emergency Use Authorized by the FDA. Therefore, young children are facing a health emergency. Yet the smartest people in the United States are not Following the Science and applying proven-by-Science emergency remedies to ameliorate the emergency.
Loosely related, I found Dr. Fauci’s most recent book for kids at a toy store in Amana, Iowa:
- COVID-19 vaccination coverage among the nation’s smartest people (Cambridge, MA’s vaccination rate only a touch higher than Florida’s)