In September 2022, the UK Health Security Agency made a controversial or fabulous announcement, depending on which side of the fence you’re on, that it would no longer offer the Covid-19 vaccine to healthy 5 to 11-year-old children.
This decision was based on official data from the Office for National Statistics, which revealed a 22% increase in deaths among children aged 5 to 9 since the NHS had begun vaccinating children aged 5-11 in April 2022.
But the issue of child deaths from Covid-19 was not unique to the UK. Across Europe, concerns should have been growing about the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines for children.
Because by the end of 2022, excess deaths among children had increased by a shocking 1,580%.