NBC News Tells Parents to Segregate Children from ‘Unvaccinated Individuals’

NBC News told parents worried about their children getting sick this winter to keep them away from “unvaccinated” people.

QUICK FACTS:
  • In a recent segment on NBC News, parents were advised to keep their children from being around “unvaccinated individuals,” in order to stay healthy.
  • Those who want to “protect” their children should stay home, get vaccines and “avoid physical interaction with unvaccinated individuals,” according to the news outlet.
  • When the anchors asked medical correspondent Dr. John Torres why more kids were being infected with RSV this season, the physician said “we don’t exactly know why.” 
DR. JOHN TORRES ON GETTING “VACCINATED” TO PROTECT CHILDREN:

“The main thing is, number one, those who can get vaccinated against COVID and flu are vaccinated. It’s still time to get it even though Thanksgiving is a week and a half away. You can still get and give some protection,” Torres said.

BACKGROUND:
  • The CDC recently issued a report detailing children being hospitalized with more colds this season because of weakened immune systems.  Dr. Scott Roberts, medical director at Yale University, claimed that being forced inside during the pandemic has prevented children from building their immune systems for the past two and a half years. “There are two implications to this,” Roberts said. “First, the gap gives time for the viruses to mutate even further to cause more severe disease. And second, whatever immunity was built up to those viruses’ it will have waned making the immune response now much less potent.” 
  • Medical journals (here, here) are reporting COVID vaccines are not effective at preventing transmission of the virus. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a peer-reviewed medical journal, published a study from Iceland last month revealing that the likelihood of being reinfected with coronavirus increases as the number of COVID-19 vaccines taken increases, American Faith reported. And in October, COVID cases in the European Union rose along with vaccination rates, seemingly showing a correlation between higher vaccine rates and higher transmission rates.