Skip to comments.Bill Would Add Religious Exemption if Coronavirus Vaccine Becomes Mandatory in Virginia
Posted on 08/25/2020 4:34:48 AM PDT by sevinufnine
Last week, Virginia's Commissioner of Health said he would mandate a coronavirus vaccination. But a Virginia delegate is working to make sure peoples religious liberties are not violated by an expected coronavirus vaccine. Republican Delegate Wendell Walker is co-sponsoring a bill that would create a religious exemption to a coronavirus vaccine. House Bill 5016, introduced during the current special session, eliminates the authority of the Commissioner of Health to require immunization of individuals who object to such administration on religious grounds, according to Walker. (This follows last weeks announcement that Dr. Norman Oliver, Virginias Commissioner of Health, that when a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, he plans to make it mandatory for all Virginians, according to WRIC.)
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Currently, heres how the law reads regarding the power of the Commissioner of Health in an epidemic:
Nothing in this article shall preclude the Commissioner from requiring immediate immunization of all persons in case of an epidemic of any disease of public health importance for which a vaccine exists other than a person to whose health the administration of a vaccine would be detrimental as certified in writing by a physician licensed to practice medicine in this Commonwealth. Code of Virginia, 32.1-48 - A
Walkers bill, if it were to become a law would add the following language:
... as certified in writing by a physician licensed to practice medicine in this Commonwealth or a person who objects to administration of such vaccination on religious grounds. Code of Virginia, 32.1-48 - A, as proposed in HB5016
As of August 14, the bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions.
I’m highly confused. As a Virginian, and a woman, it’s said I have the right to “do whatever I want with my body”. That include abortion correct? So, what happened to that right when it comes to forcing a vaccine on me I do not want injected into MY BODY? Any ideas out there?
Mandatory shmandatory, stick it where the sun dont shine!
The word “no” is my exemption.
their (DS) goal is to change human DNA forever
injecting their mRNA to murder a large fraction
of the human race.
they are evil incarnate having made the virus, too.
And we have to get rid/vote away our insane and inept liberal governor. Masks were not mandatory for Phase 1, but for reasons beyond my comprehension phase 2 & 3 suddenly required them. A bit backwards no?
Yes. Can’t remember her name, but that lady doctor who is simply brilliant spoke out against Fauci and the known issues with vaccines that has been silenced. Naturally, her YouTube videos were pulled as soon as they were posted. She said it’s a known fact many illnesses are direct results of vaccines and their harmful effects on the body.
If you like what Bill Gates has done to Windows, just imagine how his DNA changing vaccine will work. No more blue screen of death.
This will cause law suits to keep DC attorneys busy forever and in the end the Left will end up hurting their cause again. I love how the boomerang works on them. God is great.
Vaccines > Vagina > Babies
“If you like what Bill Gates has done to Windows”
NO I DO NOT LIKE WHAT GATES HAS DONE TO WINDOWS!!! As an IT professional any time there is a new Windows “update” I shiver knowing there will all kinds of stuff that “breaks”.
Is there a religious exemption for all other vaccines in Virginia? If not then shouldn't this bill include those vaccines as well?
I have no idea about that. Good question.
Can’t wait for his “DNA” updates. /s
Indeed. I am very pro-religion, but I fail to see why a "religious exemption" is special. If I'm Protestant maybe I have to do something, but if I'm Jehovah's Witness maybe I don't have to do something? That whole line of thinking is very bad. How about -- if I don't feel like getting a vaccine, then I don't get a vaccine? That should be good enough.
Sadly, Trump is really responsible for getting this teed up with his Operation Warpspeed billions prepaid and safety regulations bypassed.
1. The legality of forced immunization in the State of VA would turn on whether or not COVID19 is declared "an epidemic of any disease of public health importance". True, the long-run modeled case fatality rate per CDC modeling (yes, I know...fakescience but work with me) is about 0.4% which is higher than the typical influenza rate of 0.1% but it's not smallpox (more on that ahead).
2. The Constitutionality of the law itself in VA should be challenged. Unfortunately, the US Constitution may not help - SCOTUS ruled in Jacobson v. Massachusetts that local law mandating a vaccine against smallpox was Constitutional: "Whatever may be thought of the expediency of this statute, it cannot be affirmed to be, beyond question, in palpable conflict with the Constitution...Nor, in view of the methods employed to stamp out the disease of smallpox, can anyone confidently assert that the means prescribed by the State to that end has no real or substantial relation to the protection of the public health and the public safety."
It is noted that the case fatality rate for smallpox ranges from 3%-30%, so while the Constitutionality of forced vaxxing for smallpox isn't in dispute, it may be that COVID19 isn't deadly enough to compel Constitutional forced-vaxxing.
I will take an exemption to those who worship at the altar of vaccine.
It should not have to be a religious anything to keep others from forcing their medical experiments on me.
Things from Auschwitz are not ideals to be forced on a “free” society.
And... they can take their socialist distancing and shove it. It is a perfect example of not understanding the immune system and how it works.
It should be worded differently “No person shall be subject to state mandated vaccination except that the vaccine in question has been tested on 1% of the world’s population with less than .01% adverse reaction.”
Ultimately, the people of the various states need to look at this as a gross over-reach of governmental power. The government should never be able to mandate you get a vaccine. If you want to get sick and die that should be your choice, stupid though it may be.
What the government SHOULD be able to do is enforce a law that says unvaccinated people, including children, shall not be allowed to attend public events or schools where cross-infection may occur.
See, you have a choice in that case. Stay at home and home school your unvaccinated child, or vaccinate them and allow them to attend public indoctrination.
Whats really ridiculous about this is that they let illegal alien children attend school when they have not been vaccinated. So what possible difference does it make? (haha channeling Hillary there)
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