There are a lot of mixed feelings out there now that the FDA has approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old. Twelve-year-olds are one thing, but kindergarteners?
As we reported last week, Big Bird trended after posting on Twitter that he’d just been vaccinated for the coronavirus (Big Bird is supposedly 6). CNN then teamed up with Big Bird for a family town hall about the vaccine, featuring the network’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
I am so proud of @BigBird for getting his Covid-19 vaccine! I know this can make some kids nervous, but that’s completely normal. @EricaRHill and I gave him our best tips to stay calm:https://t.co/DIM3dfZX4u
— Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta) November 8, 2021
It can make some kids nervous? What about parents?
Dr. Robert W. Malone isn’t impressed by the crossover of CNN and Sesame Street to market vaccines directly to children:
Sanjay Gupta and CNN may have thought they were being cute, but marketing an unlicensed vaccine directly to children crosses mulitple major ethical lines. They deserve to be sued, boycotted, and Gupta should lose his license to practice medicine for this. Quite serious. NOT OK!!
— Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) November 8, 2021
I wholly concur.
— Thorsdagr (Þórsdagr) (@thorsdagr) November 8, 2021
— crheat (@crheathers) November 8, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has already announced the nation’s first statewide COVID-19 vaccination mandate for schoolchildren, and San Francisco is already trying to nail down a date to apply the city’s vaccine passport to 5- to 11-year-olds.
Smearing Joe Rogan and promoting Big Bird.
— David Windt (@DavidLWindt) November 8, 2021
Gupta is Fauci Jr.
— Evan#freewillmatters (@Evanfreewill16) November 8, 2021
Couldn't agree more. Dangerous, unethical, criminal behaviour.
— Nicolas Deseez 🌸 (@NicolasDeseez) November 8, 2021
Completely agree. I truly was shocked to watch it.
And targeting it directly at kids, who lets be honest for the most part (at say 5 years old) wouldn’t have a genuine understanding of what they would be committing to, is utterly disgusting!!
— Popcorn Print (@PrintPopcorn) November 8, 2021
I was stunned when I viewed this. Any parent who could view that and think this is normal public health messaging 😐
— BeyondOldfashioned-RaiseTheFlag🇨🇦 (@Karen22912) November 8, 2021
Especially when 2/3 of parents currently don’t plan to give it to their kids.
— Salamander Soul (@WiseWayTribe) November 8, 2021
I am with you. It crossed so many lines.
— SIRO (@SIRO30179322) November 8, 2021
Thanks for calling this out. It makes me angry.
— Mrs. Str84Word (@AnitaJeanInk) November 8, 2021
Don’t forget the commercial where your kid will be an actual superhero with cape and all the super powers once double jabbed too!
— Faith “it’s a gift; available to all” (@TruthSe14266218) November 8, 2021
Remember when he got banned pic.twitter.com/vWigTBqntn
— DWeck (Parler Dweck) (@d_weck) November 8, 2021
Gupta may be the biggest medical hack anywhere.
— Richard Holcroft (@CoastGuy02) November 8, 2021
We’ve already seen Gupta and his network smear Joe Rogan as taking “horse dewormer” — why should we trust them now?
San Francisco will eventually require 5-year-olds to show proof of vaccination to dine out with mom and dad https://t.co/kleIJ56OqW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 4, 2021