In September, the University of California (“UC”) mandated bivalent COVID-19 boosters for the 2022-2023 educational yr for all college, workers, and college students, in impact shifting its coverage from totally vaccinated to up-to-date and suggesting that boosters will probably be required in perpetuity. We the undersigned, eleven members of the UC college from a number of campuses, despatched the next letter to college directors calling on them to reverse this new mandate. To date, now we have obtained no response. In addition, we despatched the letter to 9 UC scholar newspapers for publication as an Op-Ed. The Op-Ed editors from two of those newspapers, the Daily Bruin (UCLA) and the Daily Cal (UC-Berkeley) initially agreed enthusiastically to publish the letter. However, they subsequently withdrew their choice to publish, we presume within the face of stress from greater as much as censor us.

We write to register deep dismay over UC’s September 22, 2022 memorandum mandating a fall 2022 COVID-19 booster for all college students, workers, and school. Our considerations are pushed by the scientific info on the virus and on the vaccines that now we have now gathered practically three years into the outbreak.

Our considerations within the letter:

First, University of California Office of the President justified the unique mandate on the belief that vaccination would shield in opposition to COVID-19 an infection and forestall transmission. We now realize it does neither, a truth acknowledged by the CDC, the FDA, the HHS, the WHO, well being ministries and medical researchers world wide, and now, by Pfizer itself. Moreover, greater than 150 peer-reviewed research reveal that pure immunity acquired by recovering from a COVID-19 an infection is the same as if not superior to vaccination, and that paradoxically, over time, COVID-19 pictures enhance fairly than lower the chance of contracting and spreading the virus. One May 2022 article within the high-impact British Medical Journal has warned that “necessary vaccine insurance policies are scientifically questionable and are more likely to trigger extra societal hurt than good.” The CDC has “really helpful” and never mandated the brand new booster. The University’s choice to mandate boosters right now is subsequently not in accordance with CDC tips. Moreover, the CDC not too long ago vastly relaxed its COVI-19 tips and now not recommends making distinctions primarily based on an individual’s vaccination standing.

Second, mounting proof demonstrates critical dangers related to vaccination, particularly for wholesome males 18-39, the place dangers could outweigh advantages. A Florida Department of Health evaluation of mortality following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, to quote one research, reported an 84 p.c enhance in dying for males 18-39 inside 28 days of vaccination. Also, nicely documented is the elevated threat of myocarditis, pericarditis, and emergency cardiovascular occasions amongst these below 40, a demographic that features the overwhelming majority of our scholar physique and huge parts of workers and school. The Florida research additionally confirmed that males over 60 had a ten p.c elevated threat of cardiac-related dying in the identical 28-day interval, and that non-mRNA vaccines didn’t have these elevated dangers in any inhabitants. Multiple information sources present that younger wholesome individuals who contract COVID-19 have a restoration charge of 99.995 p.c.

In March 2022, a courtroom order compelled Pfizer to launch 55,000 pages of inner stories on vaccine effectiveness and unintended effects. Among the 1,246 completely different opposed results in Pfizer’s personal paperwork had been cardiac arrest, deep vein thrombosis, immune-mediated hepatitis, myocarditis, mind stem embolism and thrombosis, interstitial lung illness, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, liver harm, and multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Another research by medical researchers, together with considered one of our colleagues at UCSF, discovered that 22,000-30,000 beforehand uninfected adults aged 18-29 have to be boosted with an mRNA vaccine to forestall only one COVID-19 hospitalization, and that “booster mandates could trigger a internet anticipated hurt: per COVID-19 hospitalization prevented in beforehand uninfected younger adults, we anticipate 18 to 98 critical opposed occasions, together with 1.7 to three.0 booster-associated myocarditis circumstances in males, and 1,373 to three,234 circumstances of grade ≥3 reactogenicity.”

Data from CDC’s official Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) launched on July 15, 2022, present 1,350,950 stories of opposed occasions for all age teams following COVID-19 vaccines, together with 29,635 deaths and 246,676 critical accidents. It is nicely documented that fewer than one p.c of all vaccine-associated opposed occasions are ever reported to the CDC’s VAERS. This implies that precise morbidity or mortality is many occasions higher, as identified, amongst different sources, by a latest HHS-funded Harvard Medical School vaccine harm research. Another research revealed by UCLA Professors Sander Greenland and Patrick Whelan and others within the high-impact journal Vaccine in September, 2022 lamented the dearth of “full transparency of the COVID-19 vaccine scientific trial information” and referred to as for a harm-benefit evaluation of the vaccines.

Third, whereas we’re not in opposition to vaccination for individuals who selected it, we’re deeply involved concerning the coercive nature of this medical process. Any medical remedy have to be a person selection and must be made in session with one’s doctor. Never earlier than in medical historical past has a whole inhabitants been required to obtain a vaccine accredited just for emergency use, for which there are not any long-term information, and with out knowledgeable consent, that, as a matter of legislation and ethics, requires that nobody be coerced right into a medical remedy. The shift in UC coverage from totally vaccinated to up-to-date indicators anticipation of an open-ended means of steady vaccinations and boosters that goes far past addressing a brief emergency.

The LAUSD (amongst others) suspended its vaccine mandate for college students (however not workers) in September 2022, after a Superior Court choose dominated that the varsity district didn’t have the authority to mandate vaccination. The State of California has not mandated boosters for anybody besides well being staff. Nationwide, the development is towards eliminating all mandates. The charge of hospitalizations is radically down and COVID-19 associated deaths now seem like about on par with annual deaths from the flu. In distinction, “extra,” sudden, surprising unexplained deaths have skyrocketed for the reason that rollout of the experimental vaccines. Even Bill Gates, who helped finance and promote the COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign, has now acknowledged: “We did not perceive that it is a pretty low fatality charge and that it is a illness primarily within the aged, form of like flu.”

If UC management continues to insist on this ill-advised motion, are they prepared to simply accept full private accountability and authorized legal responsibility for the multitude of harms sure to end result?

Carole H Browner
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Science
University of California, Los Angeles

William I Robinson
Distinguished Professor of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Roberto Strongman
Associate Professor of Black Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Arvind Thomas
Associate Professor of English
University of California, Los Angeles

Anton Van Der Ven
Professor of Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Hugo Loaiciga
Professor of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara

Aaron Kheriaty, MD
Former Professor, School of Medicine
Former Director of Medical Ethics Program
University of California, Irvine

Gabriel Vorobiof
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Lazlo Boros
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism (retired)
University of California, Los Angeles

Patrick Whelan
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, Los Angeles

dr Aditi Bhargava, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco


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