Ben Carson: No Reason To Mandate Covid Vaccine For Children

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson told Maria Bartiromo that he disagrees with mandating the Covid-19 vaccine for children, on FOX News Channel’s "Sunday Morning Futures." <blockquote>MARIA BARTIROMO: Dr. Carson, you headed the pediatric neurosurgery unit at Johns Hopkins. Do you agree with the CDC's decision to vaccinate children 5 to 11 with the Pfizer vaccine? DR. BEN CARSON: Absolutely not. The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate for children from COVID-19 is 0.025, which is very similar to the rate for seasonal flu. And we haven't been for years and years going through all these things for seasonal flu. Plus, we don't know what the long-term impact of these vaccines is. So this is really sort of a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don't know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like? It makes no sense whatsoever. And, also, getting to this whole ideal of natural immunity, there have been a number of studies that have shown that it is very, very effective. You look at the Cleveland Clinic study, 1, 300 of their health care workers who had been previously infected, none of them got reinfected. So, I know the CDC is coming out with their recommendations and trying to spin things their way. But we ought to look at all of the data.</blockquote>