How Covid vaccines upend our assumptions about protecting kids

“To be sure, children are generally more vulnerable than adults, and so we should look out for them. But, when we think of them only as vulnerable, we overlook how we make them vulnerable. Often in the name of protection, we exclude them from public life, curtail their mobility, gatekeep their access to people and places and resources, and silence their voices. Because they’re vulnerable, we’ve left them the last group without the vaccine’s protection.”

– Julie Spray, The Spinoff, January 19th 2022

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Comic drawn by Julie as directed by McKenzy (age 10) of West Auckland. For more, see the Pandemic Generation project.

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