Naples Vice Mayor asking for public feedback on a “vaccine mandate”
(NaturalHealth365) Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, the states of New York and Washington dominated the headlines as COVID-19 “hotspots.” More recently, Florida has been in the news with “record high cases” (despite reports that state labs have overinflated the numbers!) Now, there is a Sunshine state official making waves by talking about a potential immunization mandate.
Should we force medical procedures? Is it even legal, to do so?
As you know, COVID vaccines are currently being aggressively researched. As doubts about their effectiveness and safety continue to rise, many people questioning the push for mass immunization, especially if it is to be achieved through a hastily made and inadequately tested drug.
Florida vice mayor and a local news station ask for public opinion about mandatory COVID-19 vaccines
Should you be required to get a COVID-19 immunization? This is what Naples, Florida Vice Mayor Terry Hutchinson wants to know. He recently invited community members to reach out with their thoughts.
Many officials assume COVID vaccines will have to be compulsory because otherwise not enough people would get them in order to adequately protect the population based on the theory of “herd immunity.” But as Dr. Robert Hawkes, the director of the Physician Assistant Program at Florida Gulf Coast University says, in a July 23, 2020 interview with a Southwest Florida news station, allowing people to choose is likely the most appropriate choice.
Vice Mayor Hutchinson agrees. He says to Fox 4 news, “The more things we can leave to individual decisions, probably as a society, we’re better off.”
We can’t agree more – especially when you consider that a COVID-19 vaccine may not even provide long-term immunity against SARS-CoV-2. If this were to happen, people would potentially be having to get vaccines multiple times per year … certainly not a reality that many Americans envision for themselves and their families.
By the way, since Vice Mayor Hutchinson is asking for input, why not offer your opinion? Just be sure to be respectful in expressing your point of view. Here’s his contact information:
- Phone: 239-213-1000
- Email: [email protected]
- Mailing address: Naples City Hall, 735 8th Street South, Naples, FL 34102
If you don’t live in Naples, FL, consider contacting your own local representatives to make your voices heard.
In other news: Here are two other updates on the current state of COVID vaccines
In biotech news, Big Pharma company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) recently agreed to offer its adjuvant technology to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in the race or a novel coronavirus vaccine. An adjuvant is a substance added to a vaccine that triggers a person’s immune system and allegedly creates an early and long-lasting immune response.
Adjuvants from GSK were also used during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic and linked to an outbreak of narcolepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Meanwhile, a preliminary study on the effects of a new mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the phase 1 open label trial involving 45 healthy adults, researchers found that over half of participants reported adverse effects after getting the experimental vaccine, including muscle aches, chills, fatigue, and injection site pain.
In 21% of participants receiving the highest tested dose of the vaccine, the reported adverse events were considered “severe.”
Stay tuned, as NaturalHealth365 continues to monitor the plans of government officials to force medical procedures onto the public.
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