Doctors for COVID Ethics | 3 July 2021
Michael Palmer MD, Sucharit Bhakdi MD, Stefan Hockertz PhD
This expert statement was submitted by Italian lawyer Renate Holzeisen in conjunction
with a lawsuit that challenges the EU’s authorization of the use of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine
on children of 12 years and older. The arguments made here specifically reference the
Pfizer vaccine, but they apply similarly to the Moderna mRNA vaccine, and many also
apply to the adenovector-based AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.