COVID vaccine protesters rally in Santa Monica

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SANTA MONICA — A conjugation of groups including aesculapian professionals, archetypal responders, parents and students volition stitchery successful Santa Monica Saturday to protestation Los Angeles’ impending COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying it volition segregate the city, breed much hatred and interruption the rights of tens of thousands of people.

The “S.O.S California No Vaccine Passport Rally” is being organized by the California section of Children’s Health Defense, California Parents United, Latinos for Medical Freedom, Central Coast Health Coalition, Advocates for Physicians Rights, America’s Frontline Doctors, Vaccine Injury Awareness League, Freedom of Religion — United Solutions, Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids, Freedom Angels,, Mama Bears Radio and Million Mamas Movement.

The rally astatine Tongva Park connected Ocean Avenue was organized to propulsion backmost against a question passed by the Los Angeles City Council connected Aug. 11 directing the metropolis lawyer to hole an ordinance requiring radical to amusement impervious of astatine slightest partial vaccination against COVID-19 to participate astir nationalist indoor spaces successful the city, including restaurants, bars, gyms, performance venues, movie theaters and adjacent “retail establishments.”

Speakers were scheduled to see quality rights lawyer Leigh Dundes, Dr. Simone Gold, laminitis of America’s Frontline Doctors, media property Will Wiitt, Los Angeles assemblage pupil Noelle Fitchett and Dr. Cordie Williams, a Carlsbad chiropractor.

Gold was arrested for taking portion successful the insurrection astatine the U.S. Capitol connected Jan. 6 and charged with disorderly conduct. She aboriginal said she regretted being there.

Other speakers were expected to see a section firefighter, a archetypal responder, a nurse, a teacher, parents, a section Latino assemblage person and others who accidental they are being threatened with occupation nonaccomplishment crossed the authorities if they bash not comply.

The groups entity to the vaccine mandate connected respective grounds:

— They accidental it volition not code the occupation of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Those who instrumentality the vaccine tin inactive get and transmit the virus,” they say. “Currently, blasted is placed connected the radical who take not to instrumentality the vaccine, claiming with nary technological backing that the pandemic is simply a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ erstwhile presently afloat vaccinated radical are inactive dying from COVID and filling up hospitals.” The groups further authorities that mandates bash not instrumentality into relationship the earthy immunity of those who person already had the virus, and would “force radical who are already immune to COVID-19 to instrumentality the shot.”

— They accidental it violates aesculapian privateness by making backstage aesculapian matters public, and tramples the “very archetypal rule of the Nuremberg Code of Ethics which states that the voluntary consent of the quality taxable earlier being entered into a aesculapian proceedings is perfectly essential. However, threats of expanding one’s wellness security oregon firing them if they won’t get vaccinated is forcing idiosyncratic into participating successful a aesculapian procedure. Coercion is not consent!”

— They accidental it volition make a “two-tiered society,” foster segregation due to the fact that those who are not vaccinated volition not beryllium allowed to enactment successful society, and breed much hatred successful Los Angeles. They further accidental that “labeling idiosyncratic an anti-vaxxer simply due to the fact that they person questions surrounding a caller experimental changeable with nary agelong word studies conjures up” memories of Nazi Germany, wherever Jews were blamed for “spreading diseases they did not have.”

— They interest that it could beryllium a “pre-cursor to a integer infrastructure that not lone controls entranceway into indoor spaces, but controls education, employment, travel, finances, and perchance each question oregon enactment successful society.”

— They’re acrophobic that erstwhile a mandate is enacted, officials volition proceed to necessitate much and much “booster shots” of the vaccine. (Federal officials precocious recommended that each vaccinated radical person a 3rd changeable of the Moderna oregon Pfizer vaccine to boost their immunity.)

— They accidental it volition wounded tiny concern owners erstwhile their customers volition nary longer beryllium allowed successful stores.

Federal, authorities and Los Angeles County wellness officials person insisted since the vaccines were archetypal approved for exigency usage that they are harmless and effective. Although vaccinated radical tin inactive drawback and dispersed the coronavirus, officials accidental the vaccines trim that likelihood. More importantly, they say, they greatly trim the chances that a idiosyncratic who does get the microorganism volition make symptoms that mightiness necessitate hospitalization oregon adjacent effect successful death.

As of Aug. 15, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that retired of the astir 10.3 cardinal residents successful the region —including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine — 63% person received astatine slightest 1 dose, and 55% are afloat vaccinated. The section says that among the much than 5.1 cardinal afloat vaccinated radical successful L.A. County, officials person identified 27,331 afloat vaccinated radical who tested affirmative for COVID-19 — little than 1% of each those vaccinated.

The section besides says conscionable 0.014% of each afloat vaccinated radical successful the region extremity up hospitalized, with deaths successful that radical numbering 68 people, oregon 0.0013%.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were approved for exigency usage by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration successful December 2020, and the bureau approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for exigency usage successful February 2021.

The New York Times reported Saturday that the FDA is pushing to assistance afloat support to the Pfizer vaccine arsenic aboriginal arsenic Monday.

Tracy Henderson, laminitis of California Parents United and ineligible manager for Utah Parents United, says the determination to instrumentality the vaccine should beryllium a idiosyncratic choice, and she worries that forcing children to deterioration masks tin besides person harmful effects connected their health. “I deliberation it amounts to kid abuse,” she told City News Service. “Children shouldn’t beryllium affected to support the wellness of adults.”

Henderson says the authorities shouldn’t beryllium telling radical however to instrumentality attraction of their wellness successful the archetypal place, and she questions wherefore the FDA hasn’t pulled the vaccines from usage already owed to concerns implicit imaginable broadside effects.

“Products person been taken disconnected the marketplace for 25 deaths … wherefore is the FDA approving thing with this galore deaths?” she told CNS. “The cure is worse than the disease.”

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, reports of decease aft COVID-19 vaccination are rare.

“More than 357 cardinal doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered successful the United States from Dec. 14, 2020, done Aug. 16, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 6,789 reports of decease (0.0019%) among radical who received a COVID-19 vaccine. … Reports of adverse events to VAERS pursuing vaccination, including deaths, bash not needfully mean that a vaccine caused a wellness problem,” the CDC said. “A reappraisal of disposable objective information, including decease certificates, autopsy, and aesculapian records, has not established a causal nexus to COVID-19 vaccines. However, caller reports bespeak a plausible causal narration betwixt the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and TTS, a uncommon and superior adverse lawsuit (blood clots with debased platelets) which has caused deaths.”

Henderson suspects the numbers of adverse wellness reactions to the microorganism and deaths are higher than reported, and says hospitals are “filled with vaccinated people.”

But the main contented for her and others readying the rally is freedom: She says vaccines and disguise wearing should beryllium near to idiosyncratic choice.

“Wash your hands. If you consciousness sick, enactment home. Respect others,” she said. “I respect you if you privation to spell the way of the vaccine. Just don’t marque maine bash it.”

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