‘The Big Catch-Up’: Chelsea Clinton Pushes ‘Largest Childhood Immunization Effort Ever’
They’re coming for your kids.
Chelsea Clinton aims to provide childhood immunizations to as many children as possible with a new initiative called “The Big Catch-Up.”
Speaking at the Brainstorm Health conference hosted by Fortune Magazine last month in Marina del Rey, Calif., the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton called the initiative “the largest childhood immunization effort ever.”
“A new effort that we’re a part of is the new initiative launched by the WHO last week to try to catch kids up on their routine immunizations. In 2021 alone more than 25 million kids under the age of 1 missed at least 1 routine immunization and so we’re working with WHO and the Gates Foundation and others to kind of hopefully have the largest childhood immunization effort ever over the next 18 months to catch as many kids up as possible, because no one should die of polio, measles, or pneumonia—including in this country, where we also need people to vaccinate their kids,” she said.
The WHO, UNICEF, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with Immunization Agenda 2030 announced “The Big Catch-Up” last month, which WHO characterized as a “targeted global effort to boost vaccination among children following declines driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“This effort aims to reverse the declines in childhood vaccination recorded in over 100 countries since the pandemic, due to overburdened health services, closed clinics, and disrupted imports and exports of vials, syringes and other medical supplies,” WHO described in a press release.
Elsewhere in her remarks, Clinton added she wants to restore trust in public health agencies, and wants the public sector to stop blocking state public health agencies from enacting emergency powers.
“I do think, though, when you ask about the role of public-private partnerships over after the last few years I think we spend so much time – understandably – focused on the mRNA vaccines and technologies, I spend a lot of time thinking about the really unfortunate – to try to use a not too judgmental word – rise in not only vaccine hesitancy and questioning, but outright rejection of vaccines and of science and the scientific process.”
“I think we are less prepared today than we were, arguably, in January 2020—partially because of the lack of trust and confidence in not only our scientists, but in science itself, and certainly in public health professionals,” Clinton said. “We all deserve to hopefully not be as unprepared as I worry we are at the moment.”
“We need the public sector to hopefully stop doing things like stripping away public health emergency powers from state public health agencies,” she said. “We also need the private sector to help, candidly, do a better job of helping explain kind of the science that you are already commercializing and bringing to market but also what you’re working on. And help us in the broader conversation not be uncomfortable with the discomfort of uncertainty.”
Chelsea’s new effort to inject children with poison jabs comes as she recently expressed support for kids as young as kindergarten age to be exposed to sexually explicit “LGBTQ+” material at school.