While the CDC and public school systems are pushing for young children to get vaccinated, President Trump has publicly announced that it’s “unnecessary” for children to get the COVID-19 jab.
In his latest interview with Sean Hannity, Trump expressed that young people need to go back to school; Trump also said that vaccinating young kids in order to attend school has to “stop”.
According to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) over 977 Americans have died after taking vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. Although there have already been over 145 million Americans fully vaccinated, some people are still not sold on the vaccine.
Who should blame them? The long terms effects of the vaccine are currently unknown.
Trump Explains Why Children Don’t Need The Vaccine
The 45th president explained why he believes the COVID-19 vaccine is “unnecessary” for children. He stated “99.99%, of children, are just not [impacted] or [impacted] badly” by the virus.
He continued the interview by restating his take on the origin of the coronavirus. Trump told Hannity that when the coronavirus came from the Wuhan lab in China, it altered his entire viewpoint on the matter.
You may dislike the messenger, but the message is more important. Children must not be Vaccinated! https://t.co/cDeu7gncNQ
— Elron Group (@gegrupoelron) June 17, 2021
Trump’s view about the origin of COVID-19 was previously mocked by the mainstream media as a “conspiracy theory.” However, it has since been considered as a possibility by left-leaning news organizations like the New York Times and NBC News.
TV star Jon Stewart, who usually leans towards the left, recently went on the “Late Show” hosted by Stephen Colbert. Stewart went on record saying that COVID-19 was more likely than not engendered by science.
So Where Does Trump Stand On The Vaccine?
Trump’s major endorsements of the COVID-19 vaccine have had many supporters confused. In most of his recent interviews, he has taken credit for the vaccine which is quite a bit different than his previous views of vaccines.
In 2015 on the debate stage next to Dr. Ben Carson, Trump let the world know he was skeptical of vaccines and even linked some to possibly causing autism. Yet, in a flashback to 2020, Trump has been publicly taking credit for the vaccines. So, what’s changed?
This is hysterical from Jon Stewart. But until a month ago Facebook would have blocked this from being distributed: pic.twitter.com/DnVcwMbytt
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 15, 2021
One theory that has been floating around on the web suggests that Trump wanted to roll out the vaccine quickly so it would be labeled as a EUA (Emergency Use Authorization).
The benefit of the COVID-19 vaccine being labeled as a “EUA” and not under a “BLA” (Biologics License Application) is that it makes it a lot harder for companies and universities to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory.
Although this is just a theory, it’s quite clear that the FDA has never granted a EUA for the entire country before and there’s not any precedent to follow.