The 50-page study, which was published on the Social Science Research Network at the end of August, analyzed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and industry-sponsored data on vaccine adverse events, and concluded that mandates for COVID-19 boosters for young people may cause 18 to 98 actual serious adverse events for each COVID-19 infection-related hospitalization theoretically prevented.
Risking DisenrollmentAs the study points out, students at universities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are being told they must have a third dose of the vaccines against COVID-19 or they will be unenrolled. Unvaccinated high school graduates who are just starting college also are being told the COVID-19 vaccines are mandatory for attendance.
5 Ethical Arguments Against Mandated BoostersThough rarely reported on in the mainstream media, COVID-19 vaccine boosters have been generating a lot of controversy.
A Risk With Little BenefitThe lack of effectiveness of the vaccines is a major concern to these researchers. Based on their analysis of the public data provided to the CDC, they estimated that between 22,000 and 30,000 previously uninfected young adults would need to be boosted with an mRNA vaccine to prevent just a single hospitalization.
However, this estimate doesn't take into account the protection conferred by a previous infection. So, the authors insisted, “this should be considered a conservative and optimistic assessment of benefit.”
Mandated Booster Shots Cause More Harm Than GoodBut the documented lack of efficacy is only part of the problem. The researchers further found that per every one COVID-19 hospitalization prevented in young adults who hadn't previously been infected with COVID-19, the data show that 18 to 98 “serious adverse events” will be caused by the vaccinations themselves.
These events include up to three times as many booster-associated incidents of myocarditis in young men than hospitalizations prevented, and as many as 3,234 cases of other side effects so serious that they interfere with normal daily activities.
At a regional hospital in South Carolina, the desk clerk sported a button that read, “I’m Vaccinated Against COVID-19” with a big black check mark on it.
“What about the boosters?” a hospital visitor asked. “It’s starting to seem like we need too many shots.”
“It does seem like a lot,” the clerk agreed. “It’s hard to know what to do.”
But she did have some advice for the visitor.
“Just keep reading and educating yourself, so you can make an informed decision.”