FDA Commish talks from a place other than his mouth, and I agree with Richard Pan
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has just threatened states that unless they tighten up vaccine exemptions laws, the FDA may have to come in and federally force school students to be vaccinated
Here’s specifically what he said:
“Some states are engaging in such wide exemptions that they’re creating the opportunity for outbreaks on a scale that is going to have national implications,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday in an interview with CNN. If “certain states continue down the path that they’re on, I think they’re going to force the hand of the federal health agencies,” he added.”
Here is the story:
Now, I’m going to utter words I never thought I ever would:
I agree with Dr. Richard Pan!
Here are his words in response to Gottlieb’s threat:
“Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator in California, said that although he welcomed national leadership on this issue, he was concerned about the legality of the federal government moving into an area that has been controlled by state laws.
“Traditionally, school entry requirements have been the role of the states, so there might be a constitutional challenge if the federal government tried to mandate by law those school requirements,” he said.”
Richard Pan and understatement is something I never thought I’d use together, but yea, there would be one or a hundred constitutional challenges, because it’s hard to see any federal forced vaccination mandate which would be upheld as applied to children in schools which are not run or overseen by the federal government.
There are many, many things that the vaccine concerned have to worry about, but what the FDA commissioner is threatening isn’t one of them, because it won’t happen. But… (and there’s almost always a but), look to some states to use the Commissioner’s words to ratchet-up state legislative efforts to eliminate personal belief exemptions and impose state oversight on medical exemptions. That I can absolutely see happening as another part of the recent national PR campaign against the vaccine-concerned. w
Rick Jaffe, Esq.