Media Roundup 10/15/21
Recent TV, print, and podcast interviews on vaccine mandates and my legal case
I was recently interviewed on the Ingraham Angle with guest host Raymond Arroyo, discussing vaccine mandates and my lawsuit against UC and CA. While Raymond had some initial trouble with my name pronunciation (he finally nailed it at the end), it was an engaging, and hopefully informative, interview:
BioEdge, a widely read blog among professional bioethicists, published a short piece on my case and the issue of natural immunity:
Not all doctors—or bioethicists—support vaccine mandates. Internationally, prevalence of Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in healthcare workers ranges from 4.3 to 72%. The average is 23%. A study in Italy that found that 33% of health workers were unsure or did not intend to vaccinate.
The association for Australian general practitioners (RACGP) issued a position statement strongly backing mandatory vaccination last month. As an example of the scepticism with which some of its members regard the idea, read the comments beneath an article in the RACGP news magazine. One doctor summed up his colleagues’ concerns: “The RACGP all of a sudden flushed down the toilet the cornerstone of all ethical principles AUTONOMY."
One bioethicist feels much the same. At the University of California Irvine, Aaron Kheriaty, a psychiatrist and medical ethicist, has been stood down after refusing to be vaccinated and suing UCI.
He is documenting his case in a Substack blog, Human Flourishing. UCI has banned him from working on campus or working from home.
Kheriaty is not opposed to vaccination. However, he and his family have had Covid and he claims that he has natural immunity. His case is that he is already immune and that vaccination involves a small risk. He writes: “How can I continue to call myself a medical ethicist if I fail to do what I am convinced is morally right under pressure?”
In my 10/11 Media Roundup I included my TV interview with Kennedy discussing vaccine mandates for organ donors and recipients. We did a deeper dive on this issue, my lawsuit, and mandates in general on her podcast this week:
My case also had recent coverage in the Epoch Times, MedPage Today, Jonathan Turley’s legal blog, and The College Fix. I had some other podcasts and webinars this week on vaccine mandates that I will send in the next day or two. I will also send soon some information on (and my talk at the gathering of) a new grassroots effort, “Moms on the Ground,” that is opposing Covid vaccine mandates for children.
Finally, my friend Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic and I just today put the finishing touches on a co-authored article about vaccine mandates that we are submitting for publication. Stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime, watch Jonathan’s recent press conference on vaccine mandates and natural immunity, and you’ll get a glimpse of a man of enormous courage, intelligence, poise, integrity, and faith. Oh yeah, he’s also pretty good at basketball: