"The risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19 increases with age," according to the Danish Health Authority (SST). "Therefore, people who have reached the age of 50 and particularly vulnerable people will be offered vaccination."
It explained that "the purpose of vaccination is not to prevent infection with COVID-19," adding that "people aged under 50 are generally not at particularly higher risk of becoming severely ill."
"Younger people … are well protected against becoming severely ill from COVID-19 as a very large number of them have already been vaccinated and have previously been infected with COVID-19. There is consequently good immunity among this part of the population."
The SST defined the sectors of the Danish population who will instead be offered COVID-19 vaccines as people aged 50 years old and up; people younger than 50 who at a higher risk of becoming severely ill; healthcare and elderly care workers; workers in the social services sector who have close contact with high-risk COVID-19 patients; and relatives of persons at particularly higher risk.
It emphasized that "COVID-19 is a seasonal disease and that the number of infections are expected to increase during autumn and winter. [Thus], a large part of the population will become infected with covid-19 during the autumn, and we therefore want to vaccinate those having the highest risk."
The SST also touched on Copenhagen's earlier decision to ban COVID-19 vaccines for younger Danes, writing that children and adolescents rarely become severely ill from the [B11529] omicron variant.
"From July 1, 2022, it was no longer possible for children and adolescents aged under 18 to get the first injection – and from Sept. 1, 2022, it was no longer possible for them to get the second injection," it said. (Related: Sweden and Denmark ban dangerous COVID-19 vaccines for young people.)
In a Sept. 15 post on his Substack, investigative journalist Alex Berenson commented on Copenhagen's decision to ban vaccines for a significant chunk of the Danish population.
"Denmark did not explictly say the risks of mRNA [shots] now outweigh the benefits for healthy people under 50," he wrote.
"But that view is implicit in the announcement, which does not merely discourage, but actually bans shots for those people – even though Denmark expects 'a large wave of infection' in the next few months."
Berenson emphasized that the SST "is not stopping shots because COVID-19 has ended," but because "it now believes most people are better off getting the [Wuhan] coronavirus than taking more mRNA [vaccines]."
"In yesterday’s announcement of the new policies, Denmark explicitly dropped any effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus and said that it will focus only on protecting people at very high risk"
According to the investigative journalist, Copenhagen's decision is "particularly significant because Denmark has an excellent national healthcare system and has aggressively collected data on COVID-19 and vaccines."
He added that Denmark "was among the first countries to stop giving COVID-19 shots to healthy children and teenagers." Now, other countries in Europe such as the United Kingdom are following suit.
Berenson also took jabs at the so-called "fact checkers" trying to twist words. These "fact-checkers" – the Associated Press in particular – previously insisted that Denmark's move to halt vaccinations for Danes aged 18 and younger "wasn't actually a move to stop vaccination."
"Denmark didn't 'ban' COVID-19 vaccines for children, except it pretty much did. Only the tiny minority of kids at very high risk from the [Wuhan] coronavirus will be even considered for the shots," he wrote.
The investigative journalist sarcastically wished these fact-checkers "good luck" as they "try to spin" the SST's Sept. 14 announcement.
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