New York Lawmaker Introduces Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Bill
A New York lawmaker has introduced a bill that would mandate individuals receive a vaccination against COVID-19 if public health officials believe sufficient immunity has not been developed through the state’s initial vaccine roll out.
Bill number A11179, introduced by Democrat Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal earlier this month, states that its purpose is to require COVID-19 vaccines for all individuals who are clinically determined to receive the vaccine safely.
“While steps have been taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, epidemiologists and public health experts have concluded that a vaccine will be necessary to develop herd immunity and ultimately stop the spread of the disease,” the bill’s support memo reads, adding:
In anticipation of a vaccine becoming available, New York State drafted a Vaccination Administration Program, which sets forth the manner in which the vaccine will be administered. This plan will help ensure orderly vaccination, but the State must make efforts to promote vaccination and ensure that a high enough percentage of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19 to develop sufficient immunity.
If public health officials decide that residents of the state have not developed sufficient immunity from COVID-19 after the roll out, “the department shall mandate vaccination for all individuals or groups of individuals who, as shown by clinical data, are proven to be safe to receive such vaccine.”
The Bill does not define “sufficient immunity,” which presumably leaves the the public health department needing to set a benchmark.
If this legislation were to pass, there would only be an exemption to the mandate if an individual can receive a medial exemption from a licensed physician.
Rosenthal’s bill is currently sitting in committee as it awaits approval to hit the floor for a vote.
Here is the bill in its entirety:
The State of New York is expecting to receive delivery of 170,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, the same shot now being administered in the United Kingdom. Considering the vaccine requires two doses, this delivery would be enough to vaccinate 85,000 New Yorkers.
State healthcare workers and nursing home residents will be the first groups of people to receive the shot as the FDA expects to green light emergency approval authorization for the Pfizer vaccine as early as this weekend.
The FDA noted in a Tuesday report that the vaccine provided benefits even after just the first injection, apparently cutting the risk of getting Covid-19 by about half, while adding that side effects were common.
Side effects from the jab have been reported out of the UK as two NHS nurses had suffered sever reactions shortly after receiving the shot on Tuesday.
Both nurses had experienced anaphylactoid reactions causing the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to issue a warning to those with allergic reaction history to not take the vaccine.
As we continue to note, while the data coming from clinical trials paints a lovely picture of an effective vaccine, there are some potential dark sides to the newly developed, experimental vaccine from Pfizer being noted by reputable names in medicine.
Highly concerning questions about the Pfizer vaccine’s potential in causing female infertility are now surfacing as ex-Pfizer head of respiratory research Dr. Michael Yeadon and German lung specialist Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg have filed an application with the European Medicine Agency to put an end to trials of the vaccine over concerns it could cause an immune reaction blocking a key reproductive protein.
According to these doctors, the vaccine contains a spike protein called syncytin-1, vital for the formation of human placenta in women. They claim that if the vaccine works so that it forms an immune response against the spike protein, it could cause infertility in women for an uncertain amount of time.
On top of this, it is now coming to light that six people had died during trials testing the Pfizer Covid vaccine, according the US FDA (although this appears to be disputed – Ed.).
Source: Planet Free Will