NY Times confuses and distracts over the issue of government trashing parental authority and informed consent

The New York Times on June 26 tried to flummox us regarding the vaccination of adolescents without parental consent.  The Times turned it into an issue of kids sneaking around their parents, and sometimes succeeding in getting vaccinated without parental consent.

But that is not the issue at all!

Furthermore, the NYT found a dimwit psychology professor to quote, who said adolescents are at least as good as adults at weighing the risks of a vaccine.  Naturally, there was no evidence to back up his statement.

The issue is that government agencies are vaccinating children with an experimental product, despite the fact that legally the child is not allowed to give informed consent, and no parental permission is needed, although legally kids cannot provide consent (except for a tiny number of states) and fully informed consent is a requirement when experimental products are used under EUA, according to the EUA statute.

This is a clear erosion of parental authority and responsibility for our children.  It is government breaking the law with impunity.

Here are 3 quotes from the article.  Read it and weep:

1.  The New Jersey and New York legislatures have bills pending that would allow children as young as 14 to consent to vaccines; Minnesota has one that would permit some children as young as 12 to consent to Covid shots…
 
2.  “The issue of who can consent to the Covid shots is providing fresh context for decades-old legal, ethical and medical questions. When parents disagree, who is the arbiter? At what age are children capable of making their own health decisions and how should that be determined?”
 
3.  “Gregory D. Zimet, a psychologist and professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, pointed out the irony of an adolescent being legally prevented from making a choice that was strenuously urged by public health officials. Developmentally, he said, adolescents at 14 and even younger are at least as good as adults at weighing the risks of a vaccine. “Which isn’t to say that adults are necessarily great at it,” he added.”
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