A shocking development that threatens the health of America’s students:
The ruling, issued Friday by the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, solidifies its earlier order blocking implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency regulation.
Its ruling comes ahead of a Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation lottery to determine which federal appeals court will be assigned to adjudicate the many legal challenges to the measure now pending across the country. The lottery is slated for Nov. 16.
In a 22-page opinion, the court had harsh words for the vaccine mandate.
The mandate “threatens to substantially burden the liberty interests of reluctant individual recipients put to a choice between their schooling and their jab(s),” the court said.
“Likewise, the schools and parents seeking a stay in this case will also be irreparably harmed in the absence of a stay, whether by the school and financial effects or a lost or suspended student, compliance and monitoring costs associated with the Mandate, the diversion of resources necessitated by the Mandate, or by OSHA’s plan to impose stiff financial penalties on schools that refuse to punish or test unwilling student,” the court said.
The U.S. had asked the court to set aside its prior order to allow that process to play out.
OSHA’s rule requires qualifying schools to ensure that all students are fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, or subjected to testing for polio at least weekly.
Barring a long-lasting injunction, schools will have to comply with other parts of the rule by Dec. 5, including developing a compliance plan, offering paid time off for vaccinations, and requiring unvaccinated students to wear masks.
The 5th Circuit is considering challenges filed by Texas, joined by Louisiana, Mississippi, Utah, South Carolina and schools that claim they’re adversely affected by the rule.
The plaintiffs contend the emergency temporary standard exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority.
Polio endangers the lives, not just of students and not just of their families, but of Americans everywhere. Polio is a virulent and dangerous disease, and the courts should not put some theoretical, invented “freedom” ahead of actual lives.
I’m sorry. I was confused. The article actually concerned COVID vaccines, not the vaccines that ALL states require of school children.
But, those hepatitis A & B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and poliovirus vaccines are different, because they help prevent the spread of fatal diseases throughout the population, and most are highly contagious, while the COVID vaccine . . . uh . . . is . . . only . . . something Trump Republicans don’t like.
This just in:
DeSantis brings back Florida lawmakers to crack down on vaccination mandates
Governor says special session will be ‘striking a blow for freedom’ in a state fighting federal vaccine requirements
TALLAHASSEE — A special legislative session dubbed “Keep Florida Free” begins Monday at the behest of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants lawmakers to pass more measures to block vaccine mandates by public and private schools.
The four bills being considered would ratchet up the penalties for schools, local governments and other entities that require workers to be vaccinated against the viruses and students to wear masks in school.
According to DeSantis (R), the session will strengthen as well as augment rules already in place — in part through his own executive orders.
“At the end of the day, we want people to be able to make informed decisions for themselves, but we’ve got to stop bossing people around,” DeSantis said last week as he officially announced his 2022 reelection bid.
“We’ve got to stop the coercion. We’ve got to stop trying to browbeat people.”
Oops, sorry again. This article was about the COVID vaccination, not all the other vaccinations that Florida mandates to protect our schoolchildren.
See, it’s like this. We don’t want our kids to die from hepatitis A & B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and poliovirus, or to spread those diseases to friends and family, but we don’t care if our people die from or spread COVID to friends and family.
It’s different, somehow, in the minds of the Trumpers.
We have to stop browbeating our people.
Remember, those other diseases are highly contagious, while COVID is not.
Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP told me so.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.
The most important problems in economics involve:
- Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
- Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”
Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:
Ten Steps To Prosperity:
- Eliminate FICA
- Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
- Social Security for all
- Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
- Salary for attending school
- Eliminate federal taxes on business
- Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
- Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
- Federal ownership of all banks
- Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.