There are colleges and universities that are mandating the COVID-19 vaccines in order to attend in-person classes. In similar fashion, some employers are requiring job applicants to get vaccinated, or promise to get one, within 30 days of being hired.
What’s a person to do if they have a conscience, religious or medical concern and their livelihood is weighing in the balance?
Addressing this issue was Constitutional Attorney Mat Staver. Mat is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.
Typically vaccines take at least 10 years from development to deployment. Five of those years are dedicated to specific testing from animals to people. Eventually it gets presented to the FDA and if it proves to be both safe and effective, then it becomes licensed.
The 3 U.S. vaccines were developed and deployed within less than one year. In other words, they’re experimental. This is why they’re being used under Emergency Use Authorization. The experimentation and collection of data is still ongoing so it’s still too early to tell if these vaccines can be licensed.
That brings up the issue of adverse reactions. Jim noted several including Alzheimer’s, menstrual irregularities, reproductive dysfunction, blood clots and intense shaking.
In spite of the fact that these shots are not FDA approved and are causing some adverse reactions, can they be mandated or is their constitutional protection for individuals?
Mat responded by noting they can’t be mandated under federal law (Emergency Use Authorization). That law states you must have full and informed consent regarding all of the potential adverse reactions and you cannot be coerced. At the same time, state laws provide certain “opt-outs” for vaccines.
As the program moved along, Mat addressed some interesting points including:
- Can an employer or a college/university be held legally responsible for any injury that occurs to an individual who was mandated to receive a vaccine?
- What advice does Mat have for those who don’t want to get the vaccine through conscience or religious exemption?
- Is it possible the vaccines are actually making the pandemic worse?
- What’s the latest concerning vaccine passports?
Get the answers, so you can make an informed choice, when you review this edition of Crosstalk.