California voters are paying the price for not removing Governor Gavin Newsom while they had the chance. Now, he’s taking out his vengeance on parents across the state who dissent with his Covid policies by driving a further wedge in between them.
Gavin Newsom just issued a ‘vaccine mandate’ for K-12 students in public and private schools across the state.
“In the first such action in the nation, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a mandate Friday requiring all eligible public and private schoolchildren in California to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the state expects to affect millions of students,” the LA Times reported.
“The mandate would take effect for grades 7 through 12 the semester following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the vaccine for children ages 12 and over, according to the governor’s office,” the report continued. “Students in kindergarten through sixth grade would be phased in after the vaccine is formally approved for younger children.”
“The mandate could take effect for students 12 and older as early as January 2022 if there is full federal approval for a COVID-19 vaccine for that age range, the governor said in remarks at a San Francisco school,” the Times noted.
“There’s still a struggle to get to where we need to be,” Newsom said. “And that means we need to do more, and we need to do better.”
“Currently, only individuals 16 or older are eligible to receive a vaccine that has full approval from the FDA,” the report said. “Children as young as 12 have been able to receive the vaccine under emergency authorization.”
“Once in effect, students will not be allowed to attend classes in-person on campus without being vaccinated,” the Times noted. “Medical and religious exemptions would be available.”
“Under the governor’s order, unvaccinated students will have the option of enrolling in a fully online school, attending independent-study programs offered by school districts or be homeschooled,” the Times added.
There is currently no recourse for holding the vaccine manufacturers accountable for adverse effects from Covid vaccines, since they were granted liability waivers from the government. As CNBC earlier reported:
If you experience severe side effects after getting a Covid vaccine, lawyers tell CNBC there is basically no one to blame in a U.S. court of law.
“It is very rare for a blanket immunity law to be passed,” said Rogge Dunn, a Dallas labor and employment attorney. “Pharmaceutical companies typically aren’t offered much liability protection under the law.“
You also can’t sue the Food and Drug Administration for authorizing a vaccine for emergency use, nor can you hold your employer accountable if they mandate inoculation as a condition of employment.
Congress created a fund specifically to help cover lost wages and out-of-pocket medical expenses for people who have been irreparably harmed by a “covered countermeasure,” such as a vaccine. But it is difficult to use and rarely pays. Attorneys say it has compensated less than 6% of the claims filed in the last decade.
The FDA’s VAERS system notes at least 1,544 cases of myocarditis and 984 cases of pericarditis, two forms of heart inflammation, predominately in the 12-29 age group. According to the latest CDC figures, 478 people under the age of 18 died with Covid, 0.8% of all deaths in that age group, and an estimated 94% of those patients had severe comorbidities.
The Covid vaccines do not prevent the spread of the virus and are known conduits for the Delta variant.
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