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By earmpy

38 thoughts on “Dr. Scott Gottlieb on whether the Delta Covid variant is a risk to children”
  1. How come they don't ask this doctor about the new echo variant that is. Not being reported from the hospitals. It far more dangerous to children.

  2. "Is the Delta Covid variant a risk to children?"

    "If it means a larger market for my product, then yes, definitely." -Scott Gottlieb, probably

  3. The only reason "case fatality rates" (which is an absolutely abhorrent measure of epidemiology) are down, is because labs finally started reducing the cycle thresholds for the PCR testing which has been used incorrectly for the majority of this "pandemic". Odd how they finally started doing this right around the time that they started mass injecting people with an experimental medical intervention that again, on the record, has not been shown to stop transmission or infection. This man is blatantly mis representing the truth to push vaccinations in young and healthy people. Where's the YouTube ban for medical misinformation?

  4. There is no science backing up mask wearing in any demographic being a driver of lessening of transmission. There is science showing that mask wearing for long periods of time (ie long days in school) is detrimental to their health for various reason, aside from the common sense aspect that wearing a warm damp cloth on your mouth all day is like strapping a petri dish to your face and hoping for the best. The cognitive dissonance and mental breakdown of the populace is absolutely disheartening to say the least.

  5. There is no data that shows that the "delta variant" affects children, or anyone worse than the standard virus. None. Also, this guy sits on the board of Pfizer. Gee, I wonder why he's on cnbc manufacturing consent to inject our children with an experimental vaccine that hasn't been approved, nor been shown to prevent infection or stop transmission.

  6. I have a doubt, seems like these viruses are clever. The first wave, these viruses were dangerous to the elderly above 60 years. In the second wave, the focus was on middle age and youth. Now third or fourth wave children….clearly these viruses have a well-developed plan..Now, it is time to vaccinate children and then, what is next?

  7. Get kids vaccinated they preach- but they know it enlarges their hearts.
    So this isn’t a concern to them ?
    I think an enlarged heart is a huge concern and I’m not a doctor! Kids run around too much and what does that do to them with this enlarged heart?
    Dems better figure it out on something good for our Country here – seems never no reassurance from them or anything! What about gas prices, food prices? Dems better figure out something before election time.
    But – I guess it’s best vote all Republicans in august and November- at least border May get fixed with how many with covid there coming across!
    Vaccinated us legal citizens but no concern on border people crossing and where they are going. Unreal !

  8. I trust Scott for every outlook on COVID now. Everything he has put out in terms of predictions and COVID data has been spot on since the beginning. He told us by May/June no one will need masks (he told us this back in January). He also told us vaccinations will lag by April/May too. Everything he says is data driven and true.

  9. "…Delta Covid variant is a risk to children…" thereby motivating us, the people of America, to redouble our efforts to rapidly find out at any given moment, including even while On-Line, who among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to #ConvinceItForward for them to call their doctor and to self-quarantine per CDC guidelines in hopes of stopping this pandemic instead of having more #MourningInAmerica. Thus, we're hoping for the best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, & Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current COVID vaccines no longer effective.

  10. Why would anyone question professional men & women whom devoted 8 to12 years of there lives to educate themselves in a specialty field of science vs Joe Schmo's opinion?

  11. Covid




    United Airlines

    American Airlines

    We need more fear so they'll take the experimental 💉

  12. The Covid vaccine has never been approved, it's been authorized, an emergency authorization which puts it in the category of a medical experiment. (I personally don't take any experiments)

    On December 11, 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. On December 18, 2020, the FDA issued an EUA for the use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. And on February 27, 2021 the FDA issued an EUA for the use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. The issuance of an EUA is different than an FDA approval (licensure) of a vaccine.

  13. "If someone dies WITH covid-19, we are counting that." – Direct quote from Dr. Birx at the Coronavirus Task Force press conference. You could literally make a stuffy nose the leading cause of death using this rule.

  14. The covid vaccines are NOT approved by fda… authorized for emergency use …huge difference… your guest is gas lighting… a doctor would never use the word approved is not lying on purpose

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