By Corinne Murdock |
On Wednesday, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) promoted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotion for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for children five and up. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot for children ages 5-11 last month.
AZ Free News reached out to Governor Doug Ducey’s office for comment. They didn’t respond by press time. Ducey tested positive at the start of this week, shortly before his scheduled border tour and speaking engagement with former Vice President Mike Pence. Ducey is fully vaccinated and boosted.
During a Senate Health Committee hearing on Thursday, Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, admitted to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) that no evidence exists to show that the COVID-19 booster reduces child hospitalizations or deaths. Fauci also tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, despite being quadruple-vaxxed.
Paul also pressed Fauci on whether the medical bureaucrat received money from vaccine manufacturers. Fauci refused to answer, citing regulatory protections allowing scientists to not disclose royalties.
“People who receive royalties are not required to divulge them — even on their financial statement — according to the Bayh Dole Act,” said Fauci.
One prominent Arizona official who recently promoted the vaccine for children also has ties to its manufacturers.
Ducey’s special advisor for public health emergency preparedness, Dr. Richard Carmona, sits on the board of directors for McKesson, a major distributor of the COVID-19 vaccine. Last November, ADHS hosted an informational panel with Carmona to convince parents to give their children the COVID-19 vaccine. He claimed that the vaccine was safe and effective.
Earlier in November, McKesson launched distributions of ancillary supply kits to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 per the FDA’s emergency-use authorization (EUA) at the time.