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RSV Experimental Vaccine For Children- Risks And Consequences



RSV Experimental Vaccine For Children- Risks And Consequences

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a human respiratory syncytial virus that can cause serious health consequences in some infants and young children.

Often, RSV causes mild cold-like illness in children but, if the infection becomes severe, it can lead to serious conditions like bronchiolitis which is an inflammation of the small airways in the lung, and pneumonia which is an infection of the lungs.

According to a survey carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one to two out of 100 children below 6 months of age are exposed to the RSV virus and might need hospitalization. It is also stated that hundreds of deaths in children occur every year due to this viral infection.

RSV Vaccine For Children- What Are The Risks And Consequences?

In the United States, there is an alarming rate of increase in young children being infected with RSV. Though this is the case, no permanent solution to fight the virus has been found by health experts yet. In the late 1960s, a vaccine was invented with the aim to protect children from the RSV virus.

RSV Experimental Vaccine For Children- Risks And Consequences

This RSV vaccine was administered in young children and it worked by inactivating formalin. This vaccination has dire consequences which include children still getting infected by RSV, severe respiratory problems, and resulted in the death of two toddlers. 

For more than 8 years, scientists have been studying the cause of this vaccine failure. They have been researching why the vaccine caused enhanced respiratory disease (ERD) by analyzing the tissues in the lungs of dead toddlers. After this extensive study, they found that the antibodies in the children weren’t binding with the inactivated virus to stimulate an immune response for fighting the virus. 

Instead of this, the antibodies in the children were carrying the deadly virus with them thereby activating a massive attack by other parts of the immune system resulting in disease and eventual death. Similarly, many vaccine failures have happened in children over the past few decades resulting in serious health issues and even death.

A similar vaccination failure occurred around the same time in Nigeria. The Pfizer vaccine was administered to 200 children between the age group of 3 months and 18 years. A month after this massive vaccination, 11 children were dead and disabilities like paralysis and liver failure were reported in a few others. Later, reports came out about the unethical experimental treatments conducted on children by Pfizer in which it was revealed that the parents were unaware of the experiment. They thought that it was a standard drug administration. 

These incidents point to unethical experiments on children that have turned out to be fatal. Many such vaccines are produced every day and tested on children without proper research. What has happened in the long run is that parents stopped getting their children standard vaccines as well due to fear of serious illnesses and death. Studies and surveys reveal that the standard vaccinations in children have reduced at a rapid rate, especially for children whose parents are educated. 

The above-mentioned are just a few incidents. Similar to these, many experimental vaccine failures have happened around the world. Though vaccines are created for preventing serious diseases, testing them on children should be stopped. Creating vaccines, testing them on adults, and considering them safe for all age groups is not ideal. Experimenting on children can have severe consequences which are again and again confirmed by incidents like RSV and Pfizer vaccines.

To prevent the use of experimental vaccines on children an initiative called ‘God Save Our Children’ is started by a conservative group. They spread awareness of the danger of using experimental vaccines on children so that such treatments can be completely wiped off in the future. Such an initiative should be supported for safeguarding the future generation. ‘God Save Our Children’ also provides the latest news and discoveries about children’s health-related topics. 

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