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‘I Had to Stand up and Try to Do Something:’ Professor of Medicine on Suing School Over Vaccine MandateBY JAN JEKIELEK AND ZACHARY STIEBER October 28, 2021Dr. Aaron Kheriaty reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic like many other medical experts. He worked long hours as the United States tried to grapple with the new disease. He had too many conversations with family members whose loved ones were dying from it.But as time wore on, he started noticing a pattern in public health decisions that seemed to diverge from traditional medical ethics, including an insistence that people at little risk from COVID-19 get a vaccine.Kheriaty is now on suspension from the University of California, Irvine, (UCI) and challenging the school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in court.“I had to stand up and try to do something about it,” the professor of psychiatry and director of the UCI Health’s Medical Ethics Program said on The Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders.”"I knew that I would wake up in the morning & not have a clear conscience."Deep-dive w/ medical ethics prof @akheriaty who filed a lawsuit challenging his university's #VaccineMandate. He was suspended & put on "investigatory leave."🔴WATCH PART 1: https://t.co/gDuQ1J5jjn pic.twitter.com/E3ByL1pIWW— Jan Jekielek (@JanJekielek) October 30, 2021UCI spokespeople declined to comment for this story.‘Liberating’Kheriaty contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, in mid-2020. His infection was confirmed by two different tests from two independent labs. His five children and wife also contracted the disease. They all recovered, with none requiring hospital care.“It was, for me, actually a very liberating experience afterward, because I didn’t have to worry about the illness anymore. I knew the science on natural immunity,” Kheriaty said.Natural immunity refers to when people contract COVID-19 and recover. Dozens of studies have documented that these individuals enjoy strong immunity against CCP virus re-infection. Some of the studies suggest the immunity is superior to that provided by COVID-19 vaccines, particularly the Johnson & Johnson one.“I knew that at that point, I was among the safest people to be around, I didn’t have to worry about transmitting the infection to my patients,” Kheriaty said.He continued taking precautions, wearing personal protective equipment like masks as required at the hospital. But he was confident he didn’t pose a risk to others, which served as a relief.That relief turned into disbelief when, around a year later, the University of California system, which includes UCI, imposed a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.Opt-Out is TemporaryThe mandate (pdf) included a natural immunity opt-out, but only temporarily. People who recovered from COVID-19 were told they would only be exempt from the mandate for up to 90 days after their diagnosis.University officials cited the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which alleges that the antibody tests it has authorized “are not validated to evaluate specific immunity or protection from SARS-CoV-2 infection.”SARS-CoV-2 is another name for the CCP virus.“For this reason, individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had an antibody test are not permanently exempt from vaccination,” officials said.The mandate violated rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment, including equal protection and substantive due process, Kheriaty’s lawsuit asserts.“Plaintiff is naturally immune to SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, plaintiff is at least as equally situated as those who are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine, yet defendants deny plaintiff equal treatment and seek to burden Plaintiff with an unnecessary violation of bodily integrity to which plaintiff does not consent in order to be allowed to continue to work at UCI,” it states.The situation creates two classes, vaccinated and unvaccinated, when a more reasonable division would be those who are immune and those who are not, Kheriaty believes.“What kind of discriminatory policies do we have in place that are excluding someone like me from the workplace when I’m 99.8 percent protected against reinfection whereas someone who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, by the company’s own data that they submitted to the FDA, is 67 percent protective against COVID infection?” he said.Whose Burden?Kheriaty initially planned to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Now he’s working to change the narrative around mandates. ...Most mandates across the country don’t have alternatives for people who had COVID-19 and recovered.Kheriaty proposes putting the burden of proof on people who want to opt out.“Just have them go get the testing on their own time. You don’t have to administer the T-cell test or the antibody test. You don’t have to go dig up their old medical record establishing that they’ve already had COVID,” he said.“Just ask them to bring that in and sign off on that as a kind of immunity passport.”Side Effects ...Kheriaty worries about other research that seems to show vaccine recipients with natural immunity experience side effects at a higher frequency than those who are not immune who get a shot.“There are now about five independent studies that strongly suggest that individuals that already have natural immunity, when you vaccinate them, the risk of vaccine adverse events or vaccine side effects is higher for that group,” the professor said. “They have higher risk of side effects from the vaccine. It’s not going to help the people around them because natural immunity already is sterilizing, [yet] we don’t yet have any COVID vaccines that offer sterilizing immunity.”
Clearly, the media disdains Florida’s new Surgeon General, Joseph Ladapo. He has been called “completely unfit,” a “crackpot doctor” who is “on a rampage,” and a “self-absorbed crank.”No wonder. He disagrees with how covid policy is practiced in America.Ladapo sees too much emphasis on vaccines. He says parents should decide if healthy covid-exposed children attend school. He declined, perhaps unwisely, to mask up when meeting a legislator who has cancer, asking instead to go outside. The scorn heaped upon the Harvard-trained Ladapo—even in a rather red state—is a small sample of the enormous powers allied against those who challenge government-dictated, media-policed covid dogma. Not to worry.That’s where a former Army doctor and solo practitioner in northern Florida comes in. Having seen hydroxycholoroquine and ivermectin work in perhaps 1,000 covid patients, Dr. John Littell wants to share, build, and grow a movement. One doctor/scientist/citizen at a time. Starting with a rally outside of City Hall and moving to webinars for doctors at the local police department, this has been his life mission since the beginning of the pandemic.Now, Littell, sixty-three, has pulled together a summit of the best and brightest in the alt-covid movement right in his backyard. On Saturday, November 6, the Florida Summit on Covid will assemble in Ocala to critique, debate, and strategize U.S. covid policy.
Klaas@KLAAS777Oct 29Replying to @RWMaloneMDDr. Rochagné Kilian has been one of the few doctors courageous enough to speak publicly about the high rate of vascular issues she saw in vaccinated patients as an ER physician.2 days ago, her license to practice medicine was suspended.
The medical community should be ashamed of itself. You’d think that the entire academic community would be outraged at the scientific abuses that are happening in medical science today.But you’d be wrong. Everyone ignores the transgressions.Welcome to the new normalHere are the new rules (in case you didn’t get The Memo from President Biden) for how to behave in the new world:The objective is to vaccinate every human in the world with the vaccine. No iffs, ands, or butts. Safety isn’t an issue. We don’t care how many people we have to kill. We don’t care if the vaccine kills more people than it saves. Those are details. Vaccinate everyone. And quash any dissenting opinions.No more need for anyone to investigate serious adverse events (like death, etc) in clinical trials or under EUA. So, for example, the 8,000+ deaths reported in VAERS can all be ignored despite the fact that Dr. Peter Schirmacher definitively determined the vaccines are killing people. We made sure the US press didn’t report that, so nobody here will know. And Congress won’t investigate since they don’t want to look bad. Nobody is going to hold you accountable. So just lie about it like what Pfizer did in their Phase 3 trial. You will not be prosecuted and the outside advisory committees will not ask any questions. Trust us. It’s all wired in. And the public is completely clueless because we made sure the press wouldn’t ask any questions.
11 doctors injured by COVID shot go public, urge CDC and FDA to acknowledge vaccine risks'A group of very sick and injured people in this country are being treated very poorly and with complete lack of dignity and empathy. It is time for this to stop,” said one physician who was affected by her COVID-19 shot in December.
Here are the new rules
November 16, 2021Texas hospital revokes doctor’s privilege for pushback against vaccine mandates on TwitterAccused of spreading "misinformation."
Doctors Under Attack from Vaccine MandatesVaccinating children is emblematic of the war on the Hippocratic Oath—government vs. doctors.Matt WalshIt is indeed regrettable that so many in the medical profession have chosen to follow directives from the Center for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration or their hospital employers rather than use their God-given intellect to further their knowledge of this disease and help their patients make informed decisions.Wearing a mask while strolling down the vacant hallway of a hospital displays blind obedience rather than intelligence. Similarly, the imposition of vaccine mandates as a condition of employment is a fundamental denial of the basic human right to make one’s own personal healthcare decisions. And vaccinating our children without understanding the nature of these new vaccines and having access to the complete safety profile of each is a violation of the basic Hippocratic tenet, “First, Do No Harm.”