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losing the ed Former TV star Eddie Hobbs blasts vaccine plans for kids

The former TV star has made many controversial statements throughout the pandemic.


Eddie Hobbs has blasted the vaccination plan for children.

The 59-year-old was previously a prominent economic commentator and television presenter.

Taking to Twitter, the Cork man blasted the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 5 to 11.

"Half a Million kids at Zero danger from Covid to be injected with a higher danger drug," he said in a tweet.

"The little vectors to be jabbed to save the health system. Meanwhile the drugs are failing to stop spread, may be the cause of variants & Japan turns Ivermectin ."

However, Eddie's tweet is not accurate as Japan have not switched out their vaccination plan in favour of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin.

Earlier this week, he compared the vaccination of children to child abuse.

“Child Abuse by needle will be harshly resisted by Irish parents who get it that healthy kids immunity systems means their young ones less risk to Covid than to Vax side effects. Heaven help the politicians or technocrat who crosses that red line,” he said.

It comes as Pfizer got approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the EU’s medical regulator to extend their vaccine to five to 11-year-olds, as they are currently approved for those over 12.

In October, the EMA began reviewing data from Pfizer’s clinical trials on how effective the vaccine is for younger children, with the outcome of the decision expected this month.

Now that the EMA has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, an independent expert group of scientists and academics, will also review the data and trial results before making a recommendation to the government about its suitability.

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Results from Pfizer’s vaccine trial on children aged five to 11 was published in September. The date shows that the vaccine produced “a a "strong immune response in this cohort of children one month after the second dose.”

Pfizer reported that the dose also demonstrated “a strong immune response in this cohort of children one month after the second dose".

During the clinical trials, more than 2,200 participants were administered two doses of the vaccines that were a third of the strength of an adult’s two dose vaccine.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of the vaccine for five to 11 year olds in the United States at the end of October.

This is not the first time Eddie Hobbs has taken aim at Covid vaccinations. In June, after the government accepted a recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) to pause the reopening of indoor hospitality until a system could be put in place to allow for the use of “vaccination passports” which show if an individual has been vaccinated, or have immunity from Covid.

In a previous, now deleted tweet, Hobbs suggested that the Star of David be worn by the unvaccinated “so the terrified can identify the unvaccinated among us."

Responding to the tweet, Auschwitz Memorial Museum said that using the tragedy that Jewish people endured during the Holocost to compare to the use of Covid-19 vaccines that “saves human lives is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline.”

Hobbs proceeded to delete the tweet after the Auschwitz memorial museum called him out for his ignorance towards the Jewish community.

“Vaccine Passports instead of antigen testing is morally the wrong move and slippery slope,” he argued. “The yellow badge used over a thousand years to discriminate and persecute minorities reached horrific levels by radicalised Germany. On receipt of below, where I've been, I've deleted.”

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