Santa Monica, Calif.—A coalition of groups, including medical professionals, first responders, parents and students, gathered in Santa Monica on Aug. 21 to protest Los Angeles’ impending COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying that It will tear the city apart, breed more hate, and violate the rights of thousands of people.
The rally was organized in Tongawa Park on Ocean Avenue against a resolution passed by the Los Angeles City Council on August 11, instructing the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would give people at least one protection against COVID-19. There was a need to show evidence of low partial immunization. Enter most of the city’s public indoor spaces, including restaurants, bars, gyms, concert venues, movie theaters, and even “retail establishments.”
“SOS California No Vaccine Passport Rally” Organized by the California Chapter of Protecting Children’s Health, California Parents United, Latinos for Medical Freedom, Central Coast Health Coalition, Advocates for Physician Rights, Frontline Doctors of America, Vaccine Injury Awareness League, Freedom of Children by Health Defense. Religion – United Solutions, Protection of Children’s Educational Rights, Freedom Angels, UtahRevival.com, Mama Bear Radio, and the Million Mama Movement.
Scheduled speakers include human rights lawyer Leigh Dundes, founder of Frontline Doctors of America, Dr. Simone Gold, media personality Will Witt, Los Angeles College student Noel Fitchett and Carlsbad chiropractor Cordy Williams.
Other slated speakers included a local firefighter, a first responder, a nurse, a teacher, a parent, a local Latino community leader, and others who say they will get jobs across the state if they don’t comply. damage is being threatened.
Groups objected to the vaccine mandate on several grounds:
- He says this will not solve the problem of the COVID-19 outbreak, as people who receive the vaccine can still become ill and transmit the virus. The group further says that the mandate does not take into account the natural immunity of people who already have the virus, and would “force people who are already immune to COVID-19 to get the shot.”
- They say it violates medical privacy and violates medical ethics by making private medical matters public.
- They say this would create a “two-tier society”, promote segregation because people who have not been vaccinated would not be allowed to participate in society, and would create more hatred in Los Angeles.
- They worry that this “could be a pre-cursor to a digital infrastructure that not only controls entry into indoor spaces, but education, employment, travel, finance, and potentially all movement or interaction in society.” controls.”
- They are concerned that once the mandate is in place, officials will continue to require more and more “booster shots” of the vaccine. (Federal officials recently recommended that all vaccinated people receive a third shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine to boost their immunity.)
- They say that this will hurt small traders when their customers are not allowed to go to the shops.
Dennis Young, executive director of the California chapter of Children’s Health Defense, told the City News Service that opponents of vaccines “hold a fundamental belief that people have the right to be sovereign over their bodies. We should be able to control what our What goes into the body, whether it is medicine, vaccine or the food we eat.”
When asked what she would say to supporters of the mandate, who do not want to come into contact with unvaccinated people in the workplace or public places, Young said they should not be worried.
“If they believe the vaccine works, they are safe.”
Tracy Henderson, founder of California Parents United and legal director of Utah Parents United, says the decision to get the vaccine should be a personal choice, and she worries that forcing children to wear masks could have harmful effects on their health. .
“I think it’s the equivalent of child abuse,” she told CNS.
Henderson says the government shouldn’t be telling people how to care for their health in the first place, and she questions why the FDA hasn’t already removed vaccines from use because of concerns over potential side effects.
“Products have been taken off the market for 25 deaths… why is the FDA approving something with so many deaths?” He told CNS.
“The cure is worse than the disease.”
Reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination are rare, according to the US Centers for Disease Control’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
“More than 357 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were given in the United States from December 14, 2020 to August 16, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 6,789 reports of death (0.0019%) of those who received a . COVID 19 vaccine. … Reporting of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including death, does not necessarily mean that a vaccine causes a health problem,” the CDC said.
“A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsies and medical records, has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines. However, recent reports indicate a plausible causal relationship between the J&J/Jansen COVID-19 vaccine and TTS, a rare and serious adverse event (blood clots with low platelets) that has led to deaths.”
Henderson suspects that the number of adverse health reactions to the virus and the number of deaths is higher than reported.
But the main issue for her and others planning the rally is independence: She says vaccines and wearing masks should be left to personal choice.
“Wash your hands. If you feel sick, stay home. Be respectful of others,” she said. “I respect you if you want to go the vaccine route. Just don’t make me do that.”
Federal, state and Los Angeles County health officials have insisted that the vaccines previously approved for emergency use are safe and effective. Although vaccinated people can still catch and spread the coronavirus, officials say vaccines reduce that possibility. More importantly, they say, they greatly reduce the likelihood that a person who acquires the virus will develop symptoms that may require hospitalization or even death.
As of August 15, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported that of the approximately 10.3 million residents in the county—including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine—63 percent have received at least one dose, And 55 percent are fully vaccinated. The department says that out of more than 5.1 million fully vaccinated people in LA County, officials have identified 27,331 fully vaccinated people who tested positive for COVID-19.
The department also says that 0.014 percent of those fully vaccinated in the county are hospitalized, with 68 people in that group dying, or 0.0013 percent.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were approved for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration in December 2020, and the agency approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use in February 2021.
The New York Times reported on August 21 that the FDA is pushing for full approval of the Pfizer vaccine by August 23.
The Los Angeles Council voted 13-0 to draft the ordinance. It will be one of the more strict mandates in the nation, moving on from a similar ordinance recently enacted in New York City that requires vaccinations to enter many public places, but exclude retail establishments. gives.
Councilman John Lee, who missed the vote because he was exposed to COVID-19, later said he would not support it, meaning it would not pass on its first consideration and approval was delayed an additional week. Will be
An ordinance requires a consensus to pass on its first view, but requires only a majority on its second idea.
The council also recently approved an ordinance that requires employees of the City of Los Angeles to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by early October, unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons. Is given.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times