Tennessee GOP Lawmakers Ask Governor Lee to Halt COVID Shots For Babies

Four Republican state representatives in Tennessee have sent a letter to Governor Bill Lee asking him to stand against federal recommendations to give COVID-19 mRNA injections to babies and toddlers.

Reps Jason Zachary, Cameron Sexton, William Lamberth, and Jeremy Faison signed the letter asking the Republican governor to tell the Tennessee Department of Health to stop distributing the vaccine to children under 5 years old, WBIR reported.

“We are facing troubling directives from the federal government that require unwavering conservative leadership on behalf of our most vulnerable Tennesseans,” the letter says.

“We simply cannot recommend injecting an mRNA vaccine into children who have never been at serious risk from death or hospitalization from COVID-19,” the lawmakers continue. “We do not know the short-term and long-term impact on their development and overall health.”


Last week, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greenlighted the experimental mRNA “vaccines” for children as young as six-months-old, news quickly spread that every state but Florida had placed an order with the federal government for COVID shots for babies and toddlers. The two brands, Pfizer and Moderna, use the same genetic technology but are offered at different dose sizes.

Currently, the United States is the only country in the world recommending that children as young as six months old be injected with the experimental mRNA genetic “vaccines.”

In their letter, the lawmakers expressed the concerns raised by experts and whistleblowers regarding the clinical trials for both the Pfizer and Moderna “vaccines.”

Why did two-thirds of the 4,526 children recruited by the FDA not complete the trial? Was their data thrown out to fit a predetermined conclusion?

Why was the trial not able to show a reduction in severe illness among those vaccinated?

The FDA’s own risk-benefit assessment showed a 30% increased chance of contracting COVID-19 in children vaccinated after the first dose, compared to those in the placebo group. Why was this overlooked?

Why was approval granted when the manufacturer’s own trials show zero benefit to children?

Why was authorization granted by the FDA when there is no data related to the long-term impact of the mRNA vaccine on children who are not at risk of serious illness or death, unless they are significantly immuno-compromised?

The rush to vaccinate babies comes amidst growing evidence that the the risk-benefit matrix of the shots is not favorable for anyone, Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz noted.

For example, just this week, Dr. Peter Doshi, editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal, posted a preprint study showing that one is more likely to be hospitalized from adverse events from both Pfizer and Moderna’s shots than to benefit from reduced COVID hospitalizations. Specifically, Dr. Doshi and his colleagues found that the Pfizer shot was associated with an increased risk of serious “adverse events of special interest” of 10.1 events per 10,000 vaccinated for Pfizer and 15.1 per 10,000 for Moderna.

So, what is the supposed benefit? The risk reduction, which was 2.3 per 10,000 participants for Pfizer and 6.4 per 10,000 for Moderna, is much less than the increased risk from adverse events. This means that there is a net increase in serious adverse events of 7.8 per 10,000 vaccinated with Pfizer and and 8.7 per 10,000 vaccinated with Moderna over the supposed benefit against COVID hospitalizations.

“The excess risk of serious adverse events found in our study points to the need for formal harm-benefit analyses, particularly those that are stratified according to risk of serious COVID-19 outcomes such as hospitalization or death,” the authors concluded.

Back in April, Lee signed Senate Bill 2188, making ivermectin accessible as a treatment for COVID-19 in Tennessee with no need for a prescription.

Staffers from the governor’s office said they received the letter, but did not say if they planned to comply with the requests of the Republican lawmakers.


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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 21: A 20-month-old baby receives the first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination at UW Medical Center - Roosevelt on June 21, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Covid-19 vaccinations for children younger than 5 began today across the U.S. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)