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AstraZeneca to Test on Children (General)

by dulan drift, Sunday, February 14, 2021, 15:05 (20 days ago) @ dan

"A new trial is to test how well the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine works in children.

Some 300 volunteers will take part, with the first vaccinations in the trial taking place later in February.

Researchers will assess whether the jab produces a strong immune response in children aged between six and 17."

This is another situation where you need input from an ethicist.

Is it ethical to inject children with an experimental drug that doesn't work? (using the logic that if it doesn't work against variants it doesn't work against Covid)

Especially as children either don't catch Covid to begin with or it's asymptomatic/harmless?

So their natural immune system is already working brilliantly.

Why would you inject that with an immune system altering drug (that doesn't work)?

The other point is, why are pregnant women being offered the vaccine - given there are no studies on children?

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