By now you’ve heard all of the angry commentary about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on vaccines and young children. Such as this reaction from former Planned Parenthood head and current “health expert” Dr. Leana Wen:

But, is this REALLY so controversial? It turns out, nope:

Remember when libs shouted to be more like Sweden?

We’ll also point out that the FDA’s own advisory panel wasn’t exactly 100% on board with the jab for young, healthy kids:

Here’s Phil Kerpen with the must-read thread (emphasis ours):

From FDA adviser Dr. Michael Nelson: “Every vote here today is probably going to be caveated. I see this as an access and a personal choice and equity question and not a mandate for all of this age group. We should not underestimate the knowledge and decision-making power of the public”:

From FDA adviser Dr. Cody Meissner: “I’m just worried that if we say yes, the states are going to mandate administration of this vaccine to children in order to go to school. And I do not agree with that. I think that would be an error at this time”:

From FDA adviser Dr. Eric Rubin: “I do think that it’s a relatively close call… but we’re never going to learn about how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it.

From FDA adviser Dr. James Hildreth: “This is a really tough one for me but I do believe children at high risk should be vaccinated, but vaccinating all the children to achieve that just seems a bit much for me.”

From FDA adviser Dr. Mark Sawyer: “We’re all concerned about the myocarditis issue and I do think the model has overestimated the hospitalizations prevented… I do think we need it as a tool for high-risk children.”

From FDA adviser Dr. Michael Kurilla: “For children who have undergone a delta infection, does now vaccinating them with a strain that goes back now nearly two years, does that actually help or hurt their current immune system with regard to ongoing variants? We have no idea”:

Full statement here:

And, finally, from FDA adviser Dr. Oveta Fuller: “We cannot see the effects of COVID-19 so dramatically on children, and thus it raises the question: is it worth the risk? Giving parents the option to make that decision for themselves will be something we will be glad we were able to do“:

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