September 3, 2020 | By the Children’s Health Defense Team |
“Late last week, our Chairman Robert F. Kennedy Jr., General Counsel Mary Hollard and Rick Jaffe, a highly regarded national health care attorney, filed an injunction lawsuit against the University of California’s recent flu mandate for the entire 510,000 member UC community. The lead plaintiff is Associate Executive Vice Chancellor of the UC Davis Academic Research Department Cindy Kiel. One additional employee and two students are plaintiffs as well.
The stated reason for the flu mandate is to free up hospital beds in case there is a bad flu season, and in case there is a bad COVID-19 second wave, and in case there is a future shortage of hospital beds. As we say in the Complaint, “that is a large number of ‘ifs’ for which to sacrifice the personal freedom and bodily integrity rights” of all these people.
“Data from the California Department of Public Health proves that the chances of a hospital bed shortage is somewhere between remote and extremely miniscule.”
No court in the history of this country has ever approved such a broad adult vaccine mandate for such a collateral, speculative purpose. We are hopeful that the court hearing this case will strike down UC’s order.”