I'm old enough to remember the term, "change of life baby." We called her "Auntie Ann," my father's youngest sister of the ten children born.
A change of life baby is one born when a woman is near, or thinks she is in, menopause. The factory seems closed, but it wasn't locked.
The spate of Covid cases in partially and fully vaccinated people reminded me of this old term. And the push to vaccinate kids as young as 12 has me worried about the affect on their long term health, including fertility as thousand of women have reported changes to their menstrual cycle since the vaccination push began.
I ran a quick search in Google:
Does the Covid vaccine affect menstrual cycle?
There is no current evidence that vaccines cause any menstrual irregularities.
Read that carefully. "There is no current evidence," does not mean "NO." It means either no one has looked, or the product is so new that the data isn't in yet, or likely will end up meaning both. We've heard this for decades in the autism community for everything from vaccine safety to diet to treatments. When no one is allowed or willing to look, there's no evidence. It's the tree falling in the woods. Ask the birds in the tree what happens as their nest tumbles and is crushed. Ask the rabbits whose entrance to their warren is blocked by the trunk. "Noise" isn't always audible.
The data could be a generation that struggles to have children in what should be their most fertile years. This, at a time when the birthrate is already falling in the USA and elsewhere.
A falling birthrate is catastrophic for those of us with children who will require assistance for the rest of their lives. We need the next generation or two to make money to fill the social security program coffers. If the birth rate drops, elderly and special needs alike will suffer as there simply won't be enough money to pay their monthly Social Security and Supplemental Income. Caregivers are usually younger employees, who take the jobs in their 20s and then move on as they grow older. Caregivers are often younger siblings. Caregivers can be nieces and nephews. My daughters will have no sons, daughters, nieces or nephews. I still care about future generations and am unwilling to accept "There is no current evidence."