The Emergency Authorized mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine: Is it a Good Idea for Our Children?

Hello Dear Ones,

I had a wake up call this week about the Pfizer mRNA and the new emergency authorization of the vaccine (EAV) and recommendation by the FDA and CDC to give it to children ages 12-15 given on May 10th.  Not a new awareness but an alarm. I woke up at midnight with this urgent message running through my heart and soul and mind.  The sifting and collating of the data was loudly percolating through my system while I tried to sleep.  The alarm went off and I started writing this.

Children in danger. 

Too urgent to wait until the morning.

This post is a bit long so feel free to look at the section headings to see what is important to you and to skim sections if it feels like it is more information than you want.

First the Claims:

From Pfizer

“About the Phase 3 Data from Adolescents 12-15 Years of Age

“The trial enrolled 2,260 adolescents 12 to 15 years of age in the United States. In the trial, 18 cases of COVID-19 were observed in the placebo group (n=1,129) versus none in the vaccinated group (n=1,131).”  “The primary efficacy endpoints evaluated confirmed COVID-19 cases occurring 7 days or more after the second dose.”

By the way none of the 18 Covid-19 cases required hospitalization.  Also, there was no mention of safety data except to say, “Pfizer also plans to continue to evaluate safety and long-term outcomes data from participants for a full two years.”

I searched hard and could not find the full study design.  I also could not find any detailed accounting of the safety data / adverse effects seen from Pfizer who designed, supervised, ran and reported on the trial. Nor find such from the FDA who ‘reviewed’ the data.

On the safety of this EAV for 12-15 year old the CDC reported “The certainty in the estimate of the effect for serious adverse events was downgraded one point due to serious concern of indirectness related to the median two months follow-up and two points for imprecision due to the width of the 95% confidence interval (type 4, very low certainty).” (emphasis added)

There were 5 very serious events in the 1,131 vaccinated children that required hospitalization.  There was no accounting of what these ‘serious’ events requiring hospitalization were.  Yet the FDA said they considered them all to be ‘not related to the vaccine’.  One out of every 226 kids hospitalized in a very short period of time of 1-8 weeks of follow up.  That is NOT a normal rate of hospitalization in children.  Children being hospitalized for serious events is NOT good.  The CDC also rated the reliability of precision of this Pfizer study outcome data in regards to safety to be ‘very serious’ i.e. as a very low certainty of reliability from the study data that the vaccine is safe long term.

One unexplained hospitalization for every 226 children vaccinated and a very low certainty that the vaccine is safe.  Who immediately concludes that the next best thing to do is plan to immediately vaccinate all children in this age group?

Who also concludes as pointed out below that if children get heart damage from this EAV and need to be hospitalized for it, we should not be worried about that? i Heart damage in anyone is serious.  We should be concerned about any child or adult who needs to be hospitalized for heart inflammation.

I do my best to put the known and documented risks of this EAV in perspective with the potential benefits of it below.

CDC version of the way things should be:

as copied and pasted from CDC website recommendation two weeks after the EAV was authorized for 12 to 17 year olds on June 5,2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Updated May 27, 2021

Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can:

  • Be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
  • Get sick from COVID-19
  • Spread COVID-19 to others

CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what you and your child or teen can do when you have been fully vaccinated. Children 12 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

Information About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

CDC Monitoring Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

CDC has received increased reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescents and young adults after COVID-19 vaccination. The known and potential benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks, including the possible risk of myocarditis or pericarditis. We continue to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for individuals 12 years of age and older.

  • Cases reported to VAERS have occurred:
    • Mostly in male adolescents and young adults age 16 years or older
    • More often after getting the second dose of one of these two COVID-19 vaccines than after the first dose
    • Typically within several days after COVID-19 vaccination

What Symptoms Should I Be on the Lookout for after COVID-19 Vaccination?

Be on the lookout for any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart

Seek medical care if you think you or your child have any of these symptoms within a week after COVID-19 vaccination.

My Commentary Based on the Data:

No!  As pointed out above and in more detail below;

The known risks and potential risks of the emergency authorized Covid-19 vaccination in children and young adults outweigh the known and potential benefits in children and young adults.  

It is malfeasance for a public official to recommend this intervention to children.

I do not understand how any competent health professional, whether they work at the CDC or any place else in the world, would come to the conclusion posted on the CDC website.  In my professional opinion as a doctor who has cared for children for over 30 years and has been in charge of a city hospital pediatric ward in my residency training, this is madness.

As a doctor, a sentient adult, a father, an uncle and responsible community member I call for an immediate halt to the use of emergency authorized spike protein containing medical interventions that are proven to be harmful and dangerous to the lives and well being of children.

Stop the obvious madness now!

We have the evidence.  Proof is here.  The blood tests, electrocardiograms and heart MRI’s measuring heart damage do not lie.  The numbers do not lie.  We do NOT need to keep following what happens to figure out what is already apparent.  Anyone paying attention / actually following the data,  especially those trained in the good practice of clinical medicine, already can see what is happening.  It is obvious and it is NOT good! *

First of all, it is important to point out that the Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS) mentioned above has been shown in multiple studies to miss 99% of the actual adverse reactions from vaccine administration. 

One of those published studies from Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School found 100 times more anaphylactic reactions to the Emergency Authorized Vaccines for Covid-19 than were reported (at the same time) by VAERS and the CDC.

Know that anaphylactic reactions usually occur in 15 to 30 minutes and by definition are potentially life threatening reactions that require immediate medical  attention.  Anaphylactic reactions should not be missed by any competent health professional or data collection system.

The CDC numbers, as publicly reported by their director, missed 99% of these medical emergencies related to the EAV’s! 

Not a heartwarming or trustworthy performance.

Anyone who tells you heart inflammation and heart damage in a child (or anyone else) is not serious, not to worry about it or that such harm is worth risking to prevent  less common problems is either incompetent, or has some other agenda that is certainly not in the best interest of you or your child.

In addition the above are the data from which I draw my conclusions.

Heart damage after Prizer EAV in Israel.

It is important to note that Israel probably has the best medical data collection and evaluation system in the world.  They have a national health program. Everyone and their health data is in one system.  This data is regularly evaluated to find important health trends that otherwise would be missed.

This story is from multiple sources and is reported by Children’s Health Defense.  Prior to its publication I had seen other reports coming out of Israel with similar information (including a story in The Times of Israel newspaper on April 23, 2021 that reported 2 deaths from myocarditis after the Pfizer vaccine).  Some of it was leaked by Israeli officials prior to the report mentioned below being made public.  They leaked it  because they were so concerned about it they wanted the public to know about it in case it would not be made public. (bold emphases added below are from me)

Israeli health officials found a probable link between the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine — which the country has relied on almost exclusively in its vaccination drive — and dozens of cases of heart inflammation in young men following the second dose, the Health Ministry said Tuesday (6/1/21 I believe).

After the ministry received reports of heart inflammation, including myocarditis, following recent COVID vaccination, a panel of experts was appointed to investigate the issue. The panel included public health experts specializing in epidemiology, members of the National Center for Disease Control and academics from the Tel Aviv University, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Haifa University.

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle that can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and death. According to researchers at the National Organization for Rare Disorders, myocarditis can result from infections, but “more commonly the myocarditis is a result of the body’s immune reaction to the initial heart damage.”

According to a study by Israeli health officials, there were 275 cases of myocarditis identified between December 2020 and May 2021, including 148 cases that occurred within a month after vaccination. Of those 148 cases, 27 occurred after the first dose and 121 after the second dose. About half of the cases involved people with previous medical conditions, Bloomberg reported.

Many of the cases were reported among men 16 to 30, and most often in 16- to 19-year-olds. Most of the patients were discharged from the hospital in less than four days, and 95% of the cases were considered mild.

“There is a likelihood of a connection between receiving a second dose of vaccine and the onset of myocarditis in young men aged 16-30,” the group of experts concluded“The connection is stronger in young people aged 16-19 compared to other ages and it decreases as age increases.”

The new analysis “is very suggestive of a causal nature” between the vaccine and myocarditis, said Dror Mevorach, MD head of internal medicine at the Hadassah University Medical Center who was tasked with leading the panel. “I am convinced there is a relationship.” 

“It does suggest that this is, at least statistically, a real phenomenon,” said Peter Liu, a cardiologist and chief scientific officer of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Douglas Diekema, a pediatrician and bioethicist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, said it’s important to investigate “even a hint of a signal.” However he cautioned that “while this report is suggestive … it requires validation in other populations by other investigators before we can be certain the link exists.”

Here is more information that fleshes this out from a related article published by American  Association  For The Advancement of Science on 6/1/21

“But the rate of myocarditis following vaccination among young men was higher. Ninety percent of the cases picked up in Israel appeared in men, and although myocarditis is normally more common among young men, the rate among those vaccinated was somewhere between five and 25 times the background rate, the report says. (Two cases of fatal myocarditis have also been reported in Israel, but the panel says investigations of those deaths were inconclusive; one patient may have had a more generalized inflammatory syndrome, and the other diagnosis was “not verified,” the report says.)

[ My comment: If you have inflammation in your heart you have inflammation in your heart, PERIOD!  If you have inflammation in all your organs and it kills you that is worse than just having inflammation in your heart.  After the spin, you still have inflammation in your heart after the shot and you are still dead!   Multi-system inflammation has also been reported after receiving EAV’s and was the cause of death in a 36 year old US surgeon. I also personally know of a woman in her twenties who died of it after receiving a Covid-19 EAV.  They are both dead too.]


To pediatrician and bioethicist Dr. Diekema quoted above, I say enough of the investigation has been done.  There have also been clusters of cases of myocarditis after the EAV’s in children in Seattle where he works and in Oregon.


June 04, 2021

Report details 7 cases of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination 

A new report takes a close look at seven teen boys who developed myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, each of whom had similar symptoms, timing and outcomes.

While health officials investigate whether vaccination caused this condition, Judith A. Guzman-Cottrill, D.O., a corresponding author of the report, said she hoped the report would raise clinicians’ awareness to suspect and report these cases.

“The takeaway is if an adolescent or young adult presents with symptoms that could be from myocarditis or pericarditis — and really chest pain is the primary symptom that was consistent in all seven of our cases — then all clinicians should know they should ask about a recent COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Guzman-Cottrill, professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Oregon Health and Science University and an Oregon Pediatric Society affiliate member. She recommended a full diagnostic evaluation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not released a count of myocarditis cases following COVID-19 vaccination but has called them rare. More than 169 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 5.8 million adolescents ages 12-17, CDC data show. The myocarditis cases have occurred primarily among adolescent and young adult males within several days of receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Authors of the new Pediatrics report identified seven cases by talking to colleagues around the country and published their findings today in “Symptomatic Acute Myocarditis in Seven Adolescents Following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination,” (Marshall M, et al. Pediatrics. June 4, 2021,

The seven patients were males ages 14-19 who were otherwise healthy. They experienced symptoms of myocarditis or myopericarditis two to four days after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. All of them had chest pain, and five had a fever. Other symptoms seen in one or more patients included shortness of breath, fatigue, pain in both arms, nausea, vomiting, headache, anorexia and weakness. All of the teens had elevated troponin levels (proof of heart muscle damage) and abnormal electrocardiogram and cardiac MRI results, according to the report.

Tests showed none of the boys had COVID-19 or multisystem inflammatory syndrome at the time they were diagnosed with myocarditis. Six had no evidence of a prior COVID-19 infection. Additional testing did not point to another viral cause of the inflammation.

Six of the teens were treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including three who did not undergo any additional treatment. Four received intravenous immune globulin and corticosteroids. All recovered with hospital stays ranging from two to six days.



“At least 18 teens and young adults in Connecticut have shown symptoms of heart problems after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, acting health commissioner Dr. Deirdre Gifford said Monday,” 

Reported by NBC News on 5/24/2001.

All 18 needed to be hospitalized.

Of note I do not have information on all 18 cases but the few families that have made that information public show that after exhaustive diagnostic testing at the hospitals no other cause of myocarditis was found.

Why did the Acting Health Commissioner report this to the public?

  1. The CDC told her to be on the lookout for myocarditis in young people after getting the Pfizer EAV
  2. Myocarditis is heart inflammation and damage and can be FATAL or CAUSE PERMANENT HEART DAMAGE!
  3. She was acting responsibly.

The spike protein of the SARS Cov2 virus is known to be able to cause inflammation in any organ in the human body including the heart.  Based on the known molecular biology, we know the causal mechanism of this inflammation generation.   This was found in the original animal studies. We also have massive amounts of clinical data in real patients who have been hospitalized with Covid-19 or after receiving the EAV’s that has already shown this.

The mechanism is known and the temporal relationship to the Emergency Authorized Vaccines and such inflammation and damage is known.

There have been many reported blood clots and strokes (brain damage) and over 5,100 reported deaths in the USA and over 10,000 reported deaths in Europe in people who have recently received the various “Covid-19” vaccines.  That is way more deaths than all the vaccine related deaths from all other vaccines combined in the past 15+ years.

With regard to myocarditis in teenagers this means you get the shot and your risk of this problem is much higher than the average background levels in the population of this life threatening disease.


I did the best I could from publicly available statistics.  I am trying to find the real risk here. I am not just coming to an immediate conclusion based on what somebody wants to claim the risk is without making a good faith estimate.

Do not be fooled by people (including doctors trying to make the facts go away) who try to confuse you by equating the amount of a disease that typically occurs in a year of 365 days that actually occurred in a three week period which comprises 21 days.

The annual incidence  of myocarditis (typical amount of people who get myocarditis in a given 12 month period) is said to be 15 people per 100,000 in the US.  In Israel that rate is much lower (less frequently found in well kept data base as in the above story). That means in the USA there is expected to be 1 case of myocarditis per 6,667 people per YEAR in the US.

Per published statistics from the state of Connecticut:

There are  approximately 229,107 children ages 12-17 in Connecticut.

At the time of the report of 18 cases of myocarditis in 12-17 year olds the health commissioner stated that 27% of the 12-17 year olds were vaccinated.

This means about 61,859 12-17 year olds were vaccinated.  Background rate of myocarditis is 1 case per 6,667 people per year.  61,859 vaccinated at 1 case per 6,667 or 9.28 expected cases per YEAR.

What would we expect to find in a 3 week period?  That is about 9.28 per year divided by 17 (the number of 3 week periods in a year on planet Earth) or 0.55 (less than 1) expected cases per every 3 weeks in the group of vaccinated 12-17 year olds.

You expect 0.55 cases (less than one) of myocarditis and you get 18 cases of myocarditis.  All 18 after being injected with the Pfizer mRNA spike protein making EAV is NOT background noise.  No other causes found.

18 divided by 0.55 = 33 times the expected rate.

What an amazing coincidence of timing and causal mechanism.

33 times the expected rate!  Remember the 5-25 times the expected rate in Israel?  Also know that was in 16-24 year olds.

Who would do something to a child that puts them at up to 33 times the risk of heart damage?Especially when the risk of death and serious problems for children who get Covid-19 is very low.  Especially when no study has been done on long term safety and the CDC stated there is a very low certainty that the very short term data was reliable to predict saftey.  And, especially when such low risk can be mitigated further if the children who get Covid-19 are actually treated for Covid-19 early on.

Do the Ethical Thing and Stop the Experiment Now. 

BE ETHICAL GIVE INFORMED CONSENT.  Why is it so hard to be ethical and not recommend things to parents and children that are potentially very dangerous especially if you do not tell the known truth about the dangers.

Remember the Nuremberg Code!


What is the normal Process of Drug Review in the US after reports of death and serious complications from using that drug?

It is unprecedented for the FDA to keep any medical treatment on the market that has this level of documented harm.  Even for a few deaths or suicidal ideation or organ damage  a pharmaceutical company would typically be ordered to send a warning letter to every single doctor in the country advising them of the side effects.  This warning would have to be outlined in a very think black box of ink to make it stand out in the letter.  This is called a black box warning which would also have to be placed on the package insert of the drug/vaccine so it could not be missed by anyone reading the drug information and how to administer it.   If a drug was implicated in more than a few deaths it would  typically be immediately pulled from the market not just for further study, but removed so nobody else could be harmed by it.

Why has this not happened here!  Over 5,000 reported deaths that have not been investigated!  No action!

What I heard from Professor of Medicine Dr. Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH who has chaired and participated on committees of drug safety, is that it typically takes six months to review all the medical records and autopsies of 50 or less people who are suspected to die from a drug.   Over 5,000 deaths and no review!  There was a cursory comment from the FDA by unnamed individuals saying they do not think the 5,000+ deaths are related to the EAV’s.  How can you claim you know something when you do not follow the proper well thought out standard process of evaluation.  No review of the medical charts and tests and autopsies that would normally take many months to complete in a thorough manner and they know?  Know what?


How dangerous is Covid 19 to children that we need to inject them with a product that has known serious risks?   Yes, as the CDC says children can get Covid and get very sick from it but this is not common.

Out of the 74,200,000 children in the US

As of May 27, 2021 total childhood deaths in the US from Covid id 322 in a 15 month period.  Bless all of heir souls.

Below is the most recent data I could find that was quantified and is from the US 2018

# of children murdered in US in 2018                         2,124

Childhood deaths from unintentional injury                7,433

Childhood deaths from Suicide                                  2,459

Childhood Deaths from Cancer                                  1,580

Childhood Deaths from abuse and neglect in 2019   1,840

Children Sexually abused in US in 2016                  37,329

That is to say children are

6.6 times more likely to be murdered in the US than die from Covid

7.6 times more likely to kill themselves than die from Covid

23.1 times more likely to die in accidents than die from Covid

5.7 times more likely to die of abuse and neglect than from Covid

4.9 times more likely to die from cancer than from Covid

178 times more likely to be sexually abused than die of Covid


Even if the EAV’s prevented all 322 deaths how many deaths from the vaccine would you be OK with?

How many heart injuries would you be OK with?

How many girls losing their menstrual period or having very heavy abnormal menstrual bleeding and potential loss of fertility later in life would you be OK with?  (Another common issue seen in thousands of women after receiving the EAV’s)

Be aware the 322 deaths were in children who did not get early treatment of Covid which I have discussed before.  At Texas A&M medical school they have decreased death from Covid by 85% by using early treatment. That would leave only 48 deaths from Covid in kids.  Hello CDC, Why are we not talking about early treatment CDC?

Why do we need to go to such great lengths here in what is by far and away not the number 1 critical health issue facing children in the USA right now?  How much are you hearing about the other issues?  In some places there is even a push to vaccinate children without parental consent.  In Toronto, Canada the city is having free ice cream clinics for kids to entice them into getting the EAV even if their parents are not with them or did not give consent!   In North Carolina a state health official has touted adolescents being able to get the EAV without parental consent citing a NC state law.  It is not clear this would hold up in court but he is telling the press it is allowed and seemed to be openly encouraging it.

Remember, probably no one is getting informed consent on the EAV’s.  Every person I asked who had an EAV told me nobody explained the risks and benefits of getting or not getting the vaccines to them.  Most of them did not receive the EAV from a doctor or clinical medical professional.

Also see

Medical Ethics require informed consent.

I willingly took an oath at my medical school graduation to practice the art and science of my profession ethically which included the dictum of “First, do no harm.”

Best Practices are informed by real data and real experience for real people and, avoid or minimize all known and expected harms.

Children need the protection of their guardians.  

Let us be the guardians of our most precious ones, our children.

Yours in Integrity,

Mark Hoch, MD

Post Notes

Comment from a colleague of mine who is a DNP, NNP doctorate level nurse practitioner with a specialization in pediatric neonatal care and works in and supervises care of critically ill newborns in hospital neonatal critical care units


I agree 100% with you that children should not receive the COVID-19 vaccines as the risks outweigh benefits in a multitude of the current research studies. The data you present is compelling and should be alarming to all healthcare providers. I am concerned how far our medical “professional” colleagues are willing to slide in the ethics of what is currently stated as “science” to promote a political agenda.

I am concerned you will receive and hope you are prepared for some negative backlash toward you for bringing these concerns to light. That being said, I fully support your efforts and strongly believe now is the time for more healthcare providers to speak out and return to the prior definition of science and ethics using risk vs benefit analysis and full disclosure to our patients and their families so that they can make appropriate decisions for themselves and their families.

CDC plans on reviewing this due to 475 reported cases of myocarditis.  Update on COVID-19 vaccine safety, including myocarditis after mRNA vaccines VaST assessment

June 18, 2021 emergency meeting is a virtual meeting.
Meeting time, 11am – 5pm EST (times subject to change).
No registration is required.

Outcomes of preliminary myocarditis/pericarditis cases reported to VAERS in persons <30 years old

(N=475) (data thru May 31, 2021)  226 (of 475) case reports meet CDC working case definition;

follow-up and review are in progress for remaining reports 

285 (of 475) case reports had known disposition at time of report review ‒ 270 discharged; 15 still hospitalized (3 in intensive care unit*) • Of 270 discharged  246 (91%) to home  3 to another facility (e.g., rehabilitation facility)  21 did not specify ‒ Of 270 discharged, recovery status was known for 221 • 180 (81%) had full recovery of symptoms • 41 (19%) had ongoing signs or symptoms or unknown status

  • One patient with significant comorbidities and BMI>40; one patient with positive stool culture (Campylobacter)

Remember VAERS is a passive reporting system that has been shown to miss up to 99% of serious adverse reactions in 2 Harvard Studies.  I am glad CDC is investigating.

This may be the tip of the ice berg.