This report first was published at LeoHohmann.com
By Leo Hohmann
Millions of students across the United States are waking up to the reality that getting a college education now requires them to submit to a new medical treatment that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers experimental.
Some are halfway or more into their degree programs, with tens of thousands of dollars in student-loan debt amassed, only to now find out they cannot finish their degrees unless they submit to an all-new “vaccine” using mRNA gene therapy that has already caused thousands of serious adverse reactions in young people.
Some classes can be taken online but not those requiring lab work or hands-on training, meaning if you don’t get the required injection, you don’t graduate.
Evidence of an emerging two-tiered society is difficult to overlook — a society in which young people face immeasurable pressure to inject something into their bodies that they fear is much more dangerous than the disease it claims, without much scientific data, to prevent. The COVID recovery rate in people aged 17 to 22 is known to be 99.9 percent but the long-term health impact of the shots will be anybody’s guess.
The average age of people dying of COVID in America is 77. For someone that age, the long term risks of an experimental vaccine may not be that big of a deal.
But what if you’re 18 or 20 years old and have another 60 or 70 years of life ahead of you?
Dr. Peter McCullough, the most highly cited U.S. medical doctor in COVID-19 treatments, said in a July 19 interview with Brannon Howse that the CDC has documented 2,000 cases of myocarditis, which involves inflammation of the heart, in vaccinated people under age 30.
McCullough, a cardiologist, internist and epidemiologist on the medical staff at Baylor University in Texas, said he has personally been very busy in recent weeks treating young people with vaccine-related injuries, most of them permanent injuries involving cases in which the COVID spike protein collected in the heart, the blood vessels, the brain, the ovaries and other organs.
Myocarditis, a condition involving inflammation of the heart, is just one of the problems he’s treating.
“They need heart-failure medication, three to six months of no physical activity. Can you imagine having 20 million college kids put under the menace of being given vaccination and then an array of unlucky kids who develop myocarditis and it’s going to screw up their college or high school education in the next few years?” McCullough told Howse. “It’s really extraordinary. And I ‘ve been on national TV multiple times, and listen, nobody under 30 ought to consider this vaccine under any circumstances. Myocarditis is one of the reasons.”
He’s also seeing cases of Bells Palsy, partial paralysis or blindness and ringing in the ears. Most of these conditions are not showing up until six to eight months after people were given the injections, he said.
A majority of the more than 400 U.S. college campuses mandating the shot are offering religious exemptions, but getting such an exemption is not always easy. In fact, some schools are making it incredibly difficult to opt out on the basis of one’s religious convictions.
The intransigence of some university administrators on this issue may be nowhere better exemplified than at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), a private university in Monroe, Louisiana, where three students have been denied religious exemptions and are now threatening to sue the school.
One of the many public-interest law firms being inundated with requests for legal help from students across the country is the Orlando, Florida-based Liberty Counsel.
The law firm sent a demand letter dated July 20 to officials at VCOM on behalf of the three medical students who were denied religious exemptions. They also claim to have been threatened and harassed by school officials, all because they refuse to take a COVID injection that they believe violates their faith.
VCOM has campuses not only in Louisiana but also in Auburn, Alabama; Spartanburg, South Carolina; and Blacksburg, Virginia.
It bills itself as America’s “most affordable private medical school” and is focused on preparing students to be “globally minded, community-focused physicians” willing to practice in underserved rural locations, according to its website.
But when the three students applied for religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate, the school’s administrators balked.
The students, identified only as R., S., and K. were notified that the administration was requiring them to receive a COVID-19 “vaccine” as a pre-condition of enrollment and participation in on-campus classes and activities, according to Liberty Counsel.
Students at the college are also required to wear masks until they provide proof of vaccination.
Louisiana law requires all colleges to grant an exemption from a vaccine upon receipt of a “basic written dissent” from the student.
The students exceeded the state’s legal requirement by completing the school’s forms, submitting their own personal letters, and statements from their ministers confirming that having the injection violates their sincerely held beliefs.
One student also opposes the shots because all three COVID-vaccine providers, Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, used aborted fetal cell lines in the testing phase. J&J also uses aborted fetal cell lines in its deployment or distribution.
“This student believes life begins at conception and the intentional destruction of a human life is sinful,” reported Liberty Counsel in a press release. “Her sincerely held religious beliefs prevents her from participating directly or indirectly in abortion or the destruction of human life.”
According to Liberty Counsel, the school not only denied the students’ exemption requests but created a “snitch” program targeting students who refuse to get vaccinated.
The students have received threatening emails and have been told they could be suspended or expelled if they continue their studies without taking the shot. Other harassments have included “singling them out in front of other students for embarrassing confrontations,” the letter to VCOM states.
“Liberty Counsel will not permit VCOM to continue its harassing conduct against our clients, nor to affix an embarrassing ‘Scarlet Letter’ to them by policy, words or deeds,” the letter concludes. “Prompt approval of the students’ exemption requests is necessary to prevent further action by Liberty Counsel.”
The school policy states:
“In order to create a safe workplace, and one where physicians who care for patients, university athletes, and others, to avoid transmitting COVID-19 the faculty who work on campus as well as the students must participate in vaccination. This prevents the spread of COVID-19 between the students in the classroom, the employees on campus, and the patients being cared for. VCOM expects a medical student to be informed on and stay abreast of evidence-based medicine rather than the media or political opinion regarding COVID-19. There is a predominance of evidence that vaccination is the only means to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and lead to an assurance for the health and welfare of patients.”
However, the medical school seems to ignore the federal government’s VAERS data, which reports 10,991 deaths and more than 41,000 serious injuries from the COVID shots as of July 9.
“It is shocking that a medical school would violate federal and state law and medical evidence to threaten these students to succumb to an experimental drug,” said Mat Staver, chairman and founder of Liberty Counsel.
Meanwhile, the casualties continue to mount, says Dr. McCullough.
“Most of what I’ve mentioned are permanent. That is the great fear. The neurological ones are very worrisome, and so we’re seeing these now in practice six or nine months later,” he said. “The first thing the patients ask is, ‘Am I going to have this ringing in my ears forever or is this going to go away?’ Or, a patient reports ‘my face is paralyzed on one side, is it going to get partially better or am I going to be stuck with my face contorted?’”
McCullough said anyone considering these vaccines ought to be asking serious questions.
“And by golly, the CDC ought to come clean. And really start to describe what’s going on,” he said. “They hold all the clinical data, all the clinical vignettes. So when the CDC says there are 2,000 cases of myocarditis, I don’t think Americans should doubt that. What they should doubt is, why in the world is the CDC being silent on this? Why aren’t we having formal safety reports? Why aren’t we having risk mitigation? Why aren’t we doing something to make this safer? How can we just try to force every high school and college student right into this threat of heart injury, neurologic injury? It’s unconscionable.”
Staver said university administrators seem to ignore the fact that the COVID injections are not licensed by the FDA and are still in the investigation and experimental phase.
The COVID vaccine was only allowed on the market because President Trump declared a national health emergency, which allowed the products to be rushed to market under the federal Emergency Use Authorization law. This law explicitly states that such treatments must remain “optional” and based on “informed consent.”
“Even if they were licensed by the FDA, employers and schools must respect a person’s personal and religious decision to not inject a drug into their body,” Staver said. “No school may force or coerce anyone to take these injections, and certainly not when doing so violates sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry also sent a letter to VCOM officials on behalf of the three medical students, stating: “I am committed to defending the students’ right to make informed, individualized choices about whether to receive COVID-19 vaccines. I will pursue any legal means available to ensure that the rights of Louisiana residents attending VCOM are protected from both overt and covert coercion, harassment, and retaliation by VCOM for asserting their legal rights.”
One of the first U.S. cases of students suing a university over the right not to be vaccinated did not go well for the students. This case involved a group of students at Indiana University, where a Trump-appointed federal U.S. District judge, Damon Leichty, denied an injunction sought by several students this week who objected to the university’s vaccine mandate. This case is sure to get appealed and the issue will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
This report first was published at LeoHohmann.com
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