Former NACI Chair: Covid less deadly to kids than the flu

Mike Campbell

August 25, 2022

Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh, Chair of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) from 2017 to 2021, said that Covid is less deadly than the flu is for most age groups.

Former NACI chair says COVID is less deadly than the flu for kids
Former NACI chair says COVID is less deadly than the flu for kids

Speaking in Quebec at a provincial update on Covid 19, a reporter asked Dr. Quach-Thanh to repeat what she had said regarding the risk from Covid and other respiratory viruses in schools.

“What we’ve seen in terms of severity of Covid disease in children is that it is actually less than influenza for most age groups in terms of risk of hospitalization,” Quach-Thanh said.

“And so, at one point in time, we’ll have to treat this virus as all the others and not be as stringent in trying to see where it’s coming from, trying to prevent its transmission completely, mainly because we now have — most of us — underlying immunity, be it through vaccination and/or previous infection.” 

She further stated that we’d reached a “turning point” with Covid, and kids can cope with it pretty well, just like they do with other respiratory viruses.

These statements are indicative of a continued shift in the Covid-narrative coming from public health authorities, which will presumably draw backlash from those who’ve become famous as Covid hysterics.

Last month, after Ontario’s CMO Dr. Kieran Moore warned that young, healthy people should consider the risk of myocarditis before getting jabbed for the fourth time, he was labelled an “anti-vaxxer” by those presumably still walking outside triple-masked and quad-jabbed. 

Despite Dr. Quach-Thanh’s analysis of Covid, Quebec recently became the first province to approve a fifth shot of the COVID vaccine for the elderly, with eligibility soon to be expanded to all adults.

One can only imagine that with these recent concessions from Canadian authorities — and without coercive mandates — uptake will be rather low.

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