EXCLUSIVE: Ben Carson Sounds Alarm Over CDC Recommending COVID Vaccine For Children
Dr. Ben Carson told the Daily Caller on Thursday that the decision to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the childhood immunization schedule was “disappointing” and that “we have no idea what the long term implications are.”
A panel of vaccine experts working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously on Oct. 20 to recommend that children between the ages of six months and 18 should receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although the vote did not establish a mandate, several states follow the CDC’s recommendations.
“So many of the states decide on their mandates based on those recommendations, and it would be a good thing to follow the science,” the former neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate told the Caller. “The science tells us that the risk of death or severe complications from COVID for children is 0.025%. That’s approaching zero.”