Reader talkback results: Would you-or will you-vaccinate your child against Covid-19 to let them go back to on-site schooling in Thailand?

The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Here are the results from our last question…

Last week, we asked you the following:

Would you-or will you-vaccinate your child against Covid-19 to let them go back to on-site schooling in Thailand?

Here is what you, our readers, had to say as our editors selected some of the most diverse responses to highlight different points of view. This topic for many readers hits very close to home and drew passionate opinions and statements to our news team. A recent poll by Pattaya City leaders claimed the majority of Thai parents support vaccinating their children. However, our results were nearly the polar opposite. Let’s see what everyone had to say. We can’t post everyone’s opinion here so selected a variety of the most diverse opinions. As always, the opinions and statements below are the reader’s own and may not reflect those of TPN media:

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Roshanak P-Everybody must be vaccinated, In any case, if you do not do it now you will be obliged to do it maybe in a month or a year or … it will be compulsory and will be considered as your second passport

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Stephen S-Would have been better to also ask those that comment to explain the reasoning behind their decision. I don’t have kids, but if I did they would be.
Madness not to. Kids are vaccinated against MMR, TABT, Polio, Smallpox, and many other diseases when necessary – cholera, yellow fever, etc. So why would you not vaccinate against C19?

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Erik-

It is not mandatory (YET), too many complications in children. Direct from CDC USA – “Cases of myocarditis reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)external icon have occurred: After mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), especially in male adolescents and young adults,

More often after the second dose Usually within several days after vaccination”In the USA where there were 658,754 deaths from Covid-19 only 439 were under 17 (0.0666%) and

It has been reported most of these were patients with severe underlying health conditions. This is out of 42,000,000 reported cases. 2018-2019 flu season (Common Influenza) had 477 deaths for under 17. (likely numbers were lower in 2020 due to stay at home rules) but it does do a good comparison. And if you’re under 50 Years it was 36392 that’s 5.52% of deaths.

The risk of complications vs the risk of Covid-19 for 12-17 Y/O just doesn’t make sense.

Let’s not do experiments on our kids….

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Mr. Bangkok-

Dear publisher regarding the opinion of the readers you asked if their children will be vaccinated, I quote the Official data and reports.

The U.S.A after few days opening Schools

8,400 Hillsborough students now quarantined or isolated for COVID, school district says

Source:

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/08/17/8-400-students-quarantined-in-hillsborough

Greece Increase 90% of Covid-19 among minors

Source:

https://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/1158573/emvoliasmos-efivon-auxisi-90-sta-krousmta-koronoiou-stous-anilikous-apo-ton-ioulio/

U.S.A 30.000 children with Covid-19 hospitalized in August

Source: (it needs registration to read the official article)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/09/09/us/covid-children-cases-icu.html?searchResultPosition=1

The U.S.A total of 5.000.000 children has been affected with Covid-19 since a year ago furthermore the month 5 August to 2 September the incidence of Covid-19 among minors has been increased to 750.000 minors with Covid-19.

Source:

American Academy of Pediatrics

https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/

Austria Vienna during first-week opening schools 1.100 cases Covid-19 in minors children and 606 classes quarantine in 525 schools

https://www.vienna.at/606-schulklassen-momentan-in-wien-in-quarantaene/7128053

Austria Vienna during second-week opening schools 522 classes quarantine in 520 schools.

https://wien.orf.at/stories/3121665/

Source:

Six times higher infection rate
Study: the number of unreported coronaviruses in children is significantly higher

https://www.rtl.de/cms/antikoerper-studie-corona-dunkelziffer-bei-kindern-deutlich-hoeher-4642332.html

Please try to measure how quickly Covid-19 spread in closed rooms without mechanical ventilation and one-two windows open

Source:

Corona risk in the classroom
How quickly aerosols can spread
https://zdfheute-stories-scroll.zdf.de/aerosole-klassenzimmer-corona/index.html

Source:
A room, a bar, and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air
https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html?ssm=TW_CC

Six times higher infection rate

Study: the number of unreported coronaviruses in children is significantly higher

https://www.rtl.de/…/antikoerper-studie-corona

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Tasanee M-Nope, over my dead body.

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Andrea S-

Never, why should I put a chemical crap in my kid’s body, for something that she’s not at risk for?
Pure madness.
Would any of our politicians take Chemotherapy even if they have no cancer?
Or are any of you taking diabetes medications without having diabetes?
Stop this insane asinine madness, reopen schools criminals, let children getting an education, let them be the ones, in a decade from now, putting you tyrants on trial for crimes against humanity
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Kevin S-I would never subject a child to something I’ll not be prepared to subject myself to. So NO.
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Michael H-No chance, bad enough I’m getting forced to so I can keep working and making a living!
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Nattie R-We are essentially doing this because we are treating kids as “vectors” to attempt to protect adults. That is sickening. They are children and the future generation.
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Martin P-Any parents considering this doesn’t deserve to have kids! Forced vaccination of children with an untested unnecessary vaccine is disgusting!
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Taverner John-Not a chance, injecting a child with an experimental vaccine is Russian roulette, anybody who even thinks about it needs help .
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Oliver E-NOPE! (We had several dozen short responses like this, with variations of No, Nope, no way, and similar statements.)
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TPN media notes this was not a scientific poll, but about 84% of our responses sent to us were negative about the idea of vaccinating their children, with only a minority supporting the idea. This is, as noted above, the opposite of a poll given by Pattaya City officials to Thai parents.
We will have a brand new reader talkback in the next day or two. Thank you as always for your support.
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