The Department of Justice (DOJ) said public agencies and private businesses are allowed to require COVID-19 vaccines. It made this remark in an opinion paper published online on July 26, adding that federal law does not prohibit mandatory inoculation with COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use. The Justice Department‘s opinion came amid a number of public and private entities mandating employees to get vaccinated.
The DOJ paper originally penned on July 6 acknowledged that as access to COVID-19 vaccines becomes more commonplace, numerous entities across the U.S. “have said they will require some individuals to be vaccinated … as a condition of employment, participation, benefit, service or relationship.” It added that schools will require students to be vaccinated before they can attend in-person classes and certain employers will require inoculation before people can work with them.
It also acknowledged criticism of mandatory vaccine orders, but ultimately concluded that federal law “does not prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccination requirement for vaccines that are subject to emergency use authorization (EUA).” The DOJ paper also examined the “provision of information” clause that granted vaccine recipients “the option to accept or refuse administration of the product.”
According to the Justice Department, the Food and Drug Administration‘s (FDA) “option to accept or refuse” condition is not absolute. It added that the FDA has some discretion to “modify or omit” the option if it is not useful in the emergency circumstance. Furthermore, the FDA also had the power to modify the condition as “necessary or appropriate to protect the public health.” (Related: Biden expects FDA to “quickly” give final approval for experimental coronavirus vaccines, despite mounting injuries and deaths.)
On July 26, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it would require health care workers under it to get the COVID-19 vaccine. VA’s announcement made it the first federal agency to mandate inoculations. State and local governments soon followed, with Los Angeles and New York City leading the way. In the case of LA, employees declining the COVID-19 vaccine were given weekly COVID-19 testing as an alternative.
Mandatory vaccination infringes on human rights
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to the DOJ’s July 26 opinion paper, calling it “important” and “helpful.” He also called on public sector entities to “move as quickly as possible” through the vaccine mandates. De Blasio told MSNBC: “It’s time for mandates because it’s the only way to protect our people.”
De Blasio explained that the voluntary approach worked initially, it no longer did so in the current situation. He added: “We think now saying you have got to get vaccinated – if you don’t, then you’re responsible for testing every single week … is going to move a lot of people to vaccination. But if that’s not enough, I think we have to be ready to climb the ladder more.” (Related: Bill de Blasio says all NYC government workers must get vaccinated with experimental covid jabs or lose their jobs.)
The DOJ statement and the VA’s announcement, both issued on July 26, left the door open for other federal agencies to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. However, these mandates were clearly illegal and unconstitutional and violated human rights.
Requiring COVID-19 vaccines granted EUA by the FDA violated the legal concept of informed consent as laid out in the Nuremberg Code. The code said: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent … without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, … constraint or coercion.” Public and private entities mandating vaccines and punishing people who refuse to get them clearly went against the Nuremberg Code’s stipulations.
Requiring the experimental COVID-19 vaccines also infringed on the Fourteenth Amendment that prohibited “[depriving] any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” The amendment also banned the enforcement of “any law … [abridging] the privileges or immunities of citizens.” Unvaccinated Americans would be deprived of services and have their movements limited, which went against the liberties guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
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