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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Imposes Nation’s 1st Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate for Schoolchildren

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Imposes Nation’s 1st Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate for Schoolchildren

Bypassing the parents’ decision-making process for this vaccine and insisting all schoolchildren get shots is not based on public health or sound epidemiology.

As predicted, once Governor Gavin Newsom survived the recall election, new rules, regulations, restrictions, fines, fees, and taxes would begin raining (reigning) down on Californians.

The dust has barely cleared from the recall election as Newsom ordered the first COVID-19 vaccine mandate for schoolchildren in the state.

California on Friday became the first state to announce a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all public and private schoolchildren, a move affecting millions of students and once again placing the state at the forefront of strict pandemic safety measures.

The mandate would take effect for grades seven through 12, starting with the school term following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the vaccine for children ages 12 and older, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade would be phased in after the vaccine has been approved for their age group.

Students 12 and older could be affected as early as January 2022 if there is federal approval for a COVID-19 vaccine for that age range before the end of this year, the governor said in remarks at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco.

“There’s still a struggle to get to where we need to be,” Newsom said about the effort to contain the pandemic. “And that means we need to do more, and we need to do better.”

There are so many aspects of this mandate that are inherently wrong that I hardly know where to begin.  Many people claim that the mandate is equivalent to current vaccine requirements for schoolchildren.

However, there are some key differences between the COVID-19 vaccines and those offered for mumps, measles, whooping cough, and other diseases that impact school children, which I will summarize here:

1) Mechanism of action: the mRNA vaccines do not look or work like almost all other vaccines (which mainly rely on “dead viruses”). Therefore, as is clear from the current data, the COVID-19 vaccine is not 100% protective and its efficacy drops within 6 months. This contrasts with the other standard vaccines required for schoolchildren, which keeps them infection free for life or the span of many years.

2) As I have noted before, while children can certainly get COVID-19, the have a significant ability to recover from it…which is likely to grant them better protection from future infections than the vaccine. There is 18-months plus of data that we now have regarding the consequences of infection, and a proper risk assessment shows that this vaccine mandate is the response equivalent of using a war-hammer to swat a fly.

3) The side-effect profile for COVID-19 includes moderate to serious short-term side effects for many who receive them, far more than the flu vaccine or other common childhood vaccines. This includes a troubling number of reports of myocarditis in young men.

The study found “there is a probable link between receiving the second dose (of Pfizer) vaccine and the appearance of myocarditis among men aged 16 to 30,” it said in a statement.According to the findings, such a link was observed more among men aged 16 to 19 than in other age groups.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory group last month recommended further study of the possibility of a link between myocarditis and mRNA vaccines, which include those from Pfizer and Moderna Inc.

In a May 24 meeting, the CDC advisory group said that the data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) – which relies on individuals to report results – showed a higher than expected number of observed myocarditis or pericarditis cases in 16– to 24-year-olds.

4) The vaccines for standard childhood illnesses have been used for years without significant long-term consequences. The mRNA vaccine impact in the long-term is not known, so it is not possible to do a full risk-benefit analysis….and there is no way to justify this decision.

Whatever the reason for the mandate, bypassing the parents’ decision-making process for this vaccine and insisting all schoolchildren get shots is not based on public health or sound epidemiology. I project this mandate will be more full of fail than Newsom can imagine.


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Not sure how schooling %25 of children in a state will work in the future.

No complaints accepted from the CA folks. I hear TX is nice.

All your children are belong to us.

Well, this should at least empty California’s schools of illegals.

For average, healthy children in this age group I do not see the risk outweighing the possible reward. To make it mandatory is madness.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to markinct. | October 3, 2021 at 9:24 am

    The merits of the vaccine for children are not in question here.

    This command from His Royal Highness King Gavin is nothing more than his showing his subjects who is in charge.

    The sad part is that there are so many in law enfarcement who are only too eager to bust people over this. See Australia.

      He has “jumped the shark” on this one. They at least “kicked a hornets’ nest”. This may be the start of a movement to break up the LAUSD and the teachers unions. Parents were already very upset over CRT and vaccines but this will push through the roof. This is not a Democrat vs Republican nor liberal vs conservative issue. It would be nice if the Republicans showed up to the fight but as we all know, they are less than useless. Right now, parents are taking their children out of the public schools and this will turn into a flood. LAUSD already suffered 6% drop in enrollment vs last year and the teacher got a 5% raise and bonuses.

      Much/most of the first big $trillion “infrastructure” bills went bailout the teachers union pensions and budget shortfalls. Big mistake. LAUSD is probably broke again this year already. And this is happening outside of LA and outside of CA too.

      So those of you who think all of this CA, you better get your heads out of your butts. The same is happening everywhere. CA is just the biggest liberal state but not the worst. Ask Professor Jacobson about RI. Or WI. Or IL. Or NY. Or NJ. And probably your state too.

      I can see that the circular firing squad is starting up again.

There’s an outsized continent (compared to other states) of crazy anti-vaxxers (of all vaccines) in California.

So, make sure you other nearby states thank Newsom for sending those crazies your way.

Democrats have always wanted to kill your children.
The only difference is that this time they don’t need you in the loop.

Elections have consequences– including recall elections.

Illegals are exempt, politicians families are exempt, postal workers families are exempt, and school system workers are exempt. Rich people send their kids to private school. That leaves about 10% that are actually affected. Provided that the FDA gives full certification to a not-vaccine.

Why are you still living in that communist state? It’s full blown communism.
If you’re staying even after getting whipped in the recall you have no reason to whine. That recall should have told you what you need to know to decide to leave. Let them go broke taxing the movie stars.
You know you’re not voting the communists out, leave immediately.
Move to Nevada, Arizona or whatever climate you want and help conservatives where there is an actual chance to stay red.

Antifundamentalist | October 2, 2021 at 10:21 pm

If they treat it the same way they do every other pediatric vaccine “mandated” for school attendance, okay. Fine. But ONLY if they treat it the same way, with the same exemptions.

Yeah, I’m sure Newsom’s edict is going over well with black Californians. Standby for ensuing hilarity.

How much you wanna bet the mandate will not be enforced on the Warden’s son? Lots of his other pronouncements that he dictated for Californians he didn’t enforce on himself, his wife, or his kids.

BTW – Here’s a quick way to tell whether Gavin Newsom is lying — it’s when his voice gets scratchy.

showed a higher than expected number of observed myocarditis or pericarditis cases in 16– to 24-year-olds

Are they even looking at the older age groups? Too easy to brush under the rug vaccine-induced heart issues in age 50+ people as “normal” and not even make VAERS reports. Plus these are only the cases where the reason to check for heart inflammation was immediate. Who knows what the long-term rate will be, especially after additional boosters.

One enraging thing is how much the media and CDC downplay this, because by and large heart inflammation is a death sentence: 2/3 die within 5 years. Newsom wants to subject children to this risk, including 5-12 year olds? That’s not science, that’s evil.

    henrybowman in reply to randian. | October 3, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Well, yeah, that’s why they’re not looking. Myocarditis in a old fart, who’s ever going to be able to say how he got it? Myocarditis in a high-schooler, smoking gun.

E Howard Hunt | October 3, 2021 at 8:47 am

I understand that he is also mandating (person dating?) that by 2025 all pupils in public schools must at all times wear fully connected solar beanies. “Getting a head of climate change.”

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | October 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

Well, this is a good way to cull the California population.

School age children will become part of the experiment, and some will die. We’ll just call it post-natal abortion.

Illegals will be exempt.


showed a higher than expected number of observed myocarditis or pericarditis cases in 16– to 24-year-olds.

by “expected” the implication is they KNOW one of the side-effects is myocarditis/pericarditis

and in 16 to 24 yr olds? one of the healthiest groups alive? would like to know just exactly what the “expected” number is?–1in5, 2in5, more?

This fool did literally nothing before the recall election against him.

Now he’s the great swamp crusader.

CA should recall him again.

Behold, peasants, the unrestrained wrath of your Emperor, his Supreme Majesty, greasy Newsolini!

Bow down and quiver in fear before his might, and, pray that he finds the magnanimity not to smite you where you stand!