June 8, 2020 | Children’s Health Defense |
Regardless of where you live, you can help!
New York State has been at the epicenter of coronavirus cases and deaths. In response, on May 13, the New York State Bar Association issued a Report of its Health Law Section Task Force on COVID-19. The 84-page report is generally helpful, covering issues of ethics, provider systems and issues, contract management and the workforce.
On the topic of vaccination, however, the report strays from common sense into rank salesmanship, attempting to sell people on the idea of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for every man, woman and child in New York State and the country. This is a shocking recommendation with no mention of safety, informed consent or the right to refuse unwanted medical interventions. No COVID-19 vaccines exist today; the infection rate is declining and may never recur; safety and efficacy are completely unproven for vaccines that don’t exist, and yet this report attempts to sell coercive medicine as a good idea.
TAKE ACTION! Please do any or all!
- Send an email to the New York State Bar Association telling them what you think. Feel free to copy and paste the letter below. email@example.com
- Sign CHD’s petition to let NYSBA know that you oppose coercive vaccine mandates. The petition will be hand-delivered by Mary Holland, CHD’s Vice Chair and General Counsel when she speaks before the New York Bar Association, Saturday, June 13, 2020.
- Come to Albany this Saturday, June 13. The New York Bar Association (NYSBA), a highly influential group of lawyers, will hold a vote of their delegates on recommending forced COVID-19 vaccination for everyone in New York. Activists will gather at the NYSBA in Albany, then march to other nearby destinations. Address: New York State Bar Association, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY. June 13th, beginning at 8:30 am.
Dear New York State Bar Association,
Please reconsider the Health Law Task Force Report on COVID-19 that recklessly recommends that all New York State residents must receive mandatory vaccination “when the efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine has been confirmed.” This recommendation would violate citizens’ fundamental rights to bodily integrity, free exercise of religion, parental rights, informed consent, the right to refuse unwanted medical treatment and other constitutional rights. Such a mandate would sow distrust and meet overwhelming resistance.
Much has changed in science and law since 1905 when the Supreme Court upheld Massachusetts’s mandate against an epidemic “that imperiled an entire population.” The fatality rate from smallpox was 30%; COVID-19’s is closer to .2%. The Task Force misreads the law, imagining a blank check for states to impose mandates under police powers. But in fact states must meet criteria of necessity, proportionality, harm avoidance and non-discrimination. Precedents require courts to prevent arbitrary and oppressive mandates like the one the Task Force proposes.
NYSBA should adopt a more sensible and cautious approach at its general June 13 meeting. Consent, not coercion, is the only way to ensure public health.
” Your Signature “