You have already seen this, but I have to post it. The LA School Board, with about 640,000 students, made Covid vaccination mandatory by November 21 to attend school, even though the vaccine is still experimental for the 12-15 year age group. Which makes the mandate illegal. But governments and school boards no longer care about legality. Where is this coming from? How did they get so bold? Were they given a liability waiver promise by government? By whom? Under what authority?
And, though I have not found the time to get into the details, the claims made by FDA and CDC that the vaccine is safer than getting Covid in the 18 and under age group is flat out false, relying on exaggerated estimates of risk from Covid and exaggerated estimates of benefits from the vaccine, while criminally minimizing the risk of myocarditis.
The fake justification for the mandate is claiming that the alternative is closing schools. Hello? We still lack evidence that closing schools helped anything.
This whole pandemic house of cards is based on a pandemic house of lies. But apparently when you go into a courtroom, the judge says the federal agency has deference–it gets to lie and you get to suck it up.
Los Angeles is the first major school district in the United States to mandate coronavirus vaccines for students 12 and older who are attending class in person.
With the Delta variant ripping across the country, the district’s Board of Education voted, 6-0, to pass the measure on Thursday afternoon. The Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest in the nation, and the mandate would eventually apply to more than 460,000 students, including some enrolled at independent charter schools located in district buildings.
The interim superintendent, Megan Reilly, said at Thursday’s board meeting that student vaccination was one way to ensure that the district’s classrooms would be able to remain open. Los Angeles had some of the country’s most extended school closures last year.
Speaking about a 12th-grade athlete whom she met during a vaccination drive, Ms. Reilly said, “We owe this child his senior year.”
Los Angeles already has a strict vaccine mandate for teachers and staff members, and the new student mandate will further increase the safety of the classroom. But it is also likely to be more divisive, with far-reaching educational repercussions.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 58 percent of 12- to 18-year-olds living within the district’s boundaries have already received at least one dose of a vaccine. But polls show that many parents are hesitant to vaccinate their children against the coronavirus, raising the question of how many families will keep their children home to learn online or transfer them to schools that do not require the shots