While Dr. Anthony Fauci is nearing approval to vaccinate American children as young as 2 years old, Sweden is backing off vaccinating children altogether; they don’t see any benefit.
“Sweden has decided against recommending COVID vaccines for kids aged 5-11, the Health Agency said on Thursday, arguing that the benefits did not outweigh the risks,” Reuters reports.
“With the knowledge we have today, with a low risk for serious disease for kids, we don’t see any clear benefit with vaccinating them,” Health Agency official Britta Bjorkholm told a news conference.
“She added that the decision could be revisited if the research changed or if a new variant changed the pandemic. Kids in high-risk groups can already get the vaccine.”