This up-to-date document provides a comprehensive risk-benefit analysis of the use of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents. It argues that the vaccines
– are not necessary, because the risk of severe disease or death due to COVID in children and adolescents is very low;
– have not been proven efficacious in clinical trials, and neither in recently published studies on the now predominant Omicron variant;
– have not been proven safe; to the contrary, there is ample evidence of grave harm due to vaccination.
The document also addresses the risk of genotoxicity of the mRNA vaccines, which according to recent experimental evidence of their integration into host cell genomes must be considered urgent.
The document is available in PDF format in English, German, and Spanish.
Short biographies of the authors
Sucharit Bhakdi, MD, is a Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Former Chair, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. Dr. Bhakdi has conducted experimental research on numerous topics including the complement system, bacterial toxins, malaria, and atherosclerosis.
Michael Palmer, MD, was until March 2022 an Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He obtained a board certification in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the German province of Rhenania-Palatinate while working with Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi at the University of Mainz, Germany. His research has focused on bacterial toxins and lipopeptide antibiotics, and his teaching experience includes medical microbiology, metabolism, and pharmacology.
Wolfgang Wodarg, MD, is a specialist in pulmonary and bronchial internal medicine, hygiene and environmental medicine, epidemiology, and public health; Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and former Head of the Health Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; former Member of the German federal parliament (the Bundestag); initiator and spokesman for the study commission ‘Ethics and Law in Modern Medicine;’ author and university lecturer.