If Dr. Jim Pillen is serious about defeating Sen. Carol Blood in this month’s gubernatorial election, he needs to show strong leadership with respect to the so-called COVID “vaccine” and its applicability to children, who face greater risk from the “vaccine” than from COVID itself.
A CDC advisory panel recently voted to include a “recommendation” that the experimental mRNA COVID-19 injections be listed on the 2023 childhood immunization schedule that many American school districts follow. More than a dozen mostly Republican governors quickly and vigorously opposed this recommendation.
Aside from a press release by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary J. Anthone at the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (proclaiming that Nebraska would not mandate such shots), The Cornhusker Guardian has not seen any widely disseminated statements on the subject by current Governor Pete Ricketts or by Dr. Pillen, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in November’s election.
After the way that he won the primary following a shameful last-minute smear of gubernatorial candidate Charles W. Herbster by the Ricketts political machine, Republican voters might be more willing to vote for the Ricketts-endorsed Dr. Pillen were he to join the chorus of Republican leaders from other states in strongly opposing the CDC recommendation. Read the LifeSite News story below
Over a dozen Republican, 2 Democrat states refuse to mandate COVID shots for schoolchildren
LifeSiteNews • October 25, 2022
More than a dozen states so far have announced they will not comply with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC’s) decision last week to add COVID-19 vaccination to the 2023 childhood immunization schedule for enrollment in public education.
The CDC’s 15-member Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously last week to add the Moderna, Pfizer, and NovaVax COVID shots to the recommended immunization schedules for children and adults ages six months old and up. The decision does not itself mandate the shots, but provides a basis for states to do so.
On Friday, journalist Margaret Menge published a tally of 12 states so far who have said they will not add the COVID shots to their school vaccination requirements, including 10 governed by Republicans and, interestingly, two with Democrat leaders.
The Republican-led states are Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia. The Democrat states are Colorado and Connecticut. Many states laws are currently written, however, in a way that merely mandates whatever shots the CDC adds to the schedule.
Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, has pushed and enforced other vaccine mandates, but in December 2021 said that “you can’t at the end of the day, force people to do something they don’t want to do.”
The COVID-19 vaccines remain as controversial as ever for a variety of reasons.
The Daily Caller adds that another five Republican-led states – Arkansas, Montana, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wyoming – have either said or written into law that COVID shots will not be mandated for education enrollment.
Additionally, Menge notes that 10 Republican candidates for governor have declared they will not mandate the vaccines for school children if elected: Lee Zeldin in New York, Darren Bailey in Illinois, Heidi Ganahl in Colorado, Kari Lake in Arizona, Bob Stefanowski in Connecticut, Tudor Dixon in Michigan, Tim Michels in Wisconsin, Dan Cox in Maryland, Derek Schmidt in Kansas, and Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania.
The COVID-19 vaccines remain as controversial as ever for a variety of reasons. Read the rest of the story here
Feature Photo: Young girl about to receive a shot Courtesy of SELF magazine via Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.