Now here’s something about transparency that big media outlets seem to have deliberately overlooked regarding the administration of COVID-19 shots among younger children aged 5 to 11 years old.
University of Calgary professor and pediatrician Dr. Jim Kellner is deemed one of the leading experts in infectious diseases by various influential media outlets like the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Global News, CBC, and the CTV News.
Apart from being seen as an authority on a wide variety of pandemic-related issues, the pediatrics professor from Alberta is also considered as a valuable resource person on the topic of vaccination among children. The vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech is the shot pushed by Kellner as the most “feasible” among all options available.
Remarkably, Kellner is often described as a “member of the federal COVID-19 Immunity Taskforce,” an “infectious disease expert,” an “infectious disease specialist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital,” not to mention “pediatrics professor and researcher” in his long list of credentials in the big media outlet articles he is featured in within the last few months.
Interestingly, these media outlets seem to turn a blind eye to the fact that Kellner has received almost $2 million worth of funding from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for various vaccine research activities.
According to reliable sources, the University of Calgary pediatrics professor has been given $1,940,443 in grants since 2014. He also received a recent amount of $787,004 for a research grant allocated until next year. The most recent grant is for a study on “Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine” and “Calgary Area Streptococcus Pneumoniae Epidemiology Research.”
Despite being publicly disclosed in Kellner’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) on the University of Calgary’s website, all the big media outlets consider the pediatrician as an essential resource person concerning the vaccination of younger kids with the COVID-19 shots appear to fail to notice his connection with Pfizer deliberately.
Kellner has been quoted as saying the age groups that need to be given the COVID-19 vaccinations should be “expanded,” and vaccination makes a difference in preventing the spread and the severe health effects of COVID-19 among younger kids. “If a higher percentage of children attending school can be vaccinated, that’s going to be an important part of helping make things safer going forward, and helping us get back to normal,” he pointed out in his recent headline appearance in CTV News.
Moreover, the often-cited pediatrician also questions the authenticity of natural immunity against COVID-19 in an interview with the Globe and Mail. “We’re encouraging, and it’s recommended that people who’ve had COVID get vaccinated,” he stressed. “You could argue that people who have had COVID may be more likely to get vaccinated, having had the experience.”
Well, that explains why the University of Calgary professor and pediatrician seems to be the poster boy for the Pfizer vaccine nowadays. Efforts to reach Dr. Kellner have already been made, but he still hasn’t commented on the issue until now.