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The Short of it on California Medical Exemptions under SB 277, and a bit on the Possibly Soon to be Mandatory COVID Vaccine

The Short of it on California Medical Exemptions under SB 277, and a bit on the Possibly Soon to be Mandatory COVID Vaccine

I have written many posts explaining California medical exemptions written under SB 277 which was in effect from January 1, 2016, until December 31, 2019.   See http://rickjaffeesq.com/2019/09/23/caesar-has-spoken-the-cali-department-of-public-health-provides-answers-to-some-of-your-questions-about-vaccine-medical-exemptions/ http://rickjaffeesq.com/2020/06/10/will-my-childs-california-permanent-medical-exemption-be-valid-next-year-if-she-changes-schools/ I keep on getting questions about it. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or capabilities to respond to questions of individual families, so let me lay it out as plainly as I can once again with some caveats. If your child had a medical exemption written during the time was SB 277…

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California Federal Constitutional Challenge to Vaccine Mandates Filed; Preliminary Injunction Hearing Set for Late February; GO GET ‘EM Greg and Ray!

California Federal Constitutional Challenge to Vaccine Mandates Filed; Preliminary Injunction Hearing Set for Late February; GO GET ‘EM Greg and Ray!

For the last many months, my friend, colleague, and behind-the-scenes advisor on both the UC flu mandate case and Ken Stoller’s Medical Board case has been telling me about some massive lawsuit he was preparing. Well, it has finally arrived. Greg and ace SoCAL litigator Ray Flores have filed a federal constitutional lawsuit in the Eastern District of California against one defendant, the President of the United States. The lawsuit is basically asking him to remove all vaccine mandates in…

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Stem Cell End of the Year Legal Update

Stem Cell End of the Year Legal Update

As those in the field remember, in the fall of 2017,  with greatest of largesse, the FDA proclaimed that it would exercise its enforcement discretion and give all but the most egregious/dangerous private stem cell clinics three years to come into compliance with its view that autologous based stem cells, even if administered during the “same surgical procedure” were in violation of the FDA’s revised interpretation of its 21 CFR 1271 regulations. The FDA’s reimaged view of its power to…

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination: Is it Coming and Is it Legal?

Mandatory COVID Vaccination: Is it Coming and Is it Legal?

OK, it’s time to get into it: This will be a neutral overview to give a basic understanding of the law based on three critical distinctions: federal vs. state, EUA vs. vaccine licensure, and state vs. private party. The Feds vs. the State (and counties and municipalities) Question: Since Joe Biden has already said he doesn’t think the vaccine should be mandatory, doesn’t that end the discussion? Answer: Unfortunately not, because of relevant legal principle No. 1.  Public health mandates…

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Stoller Decision Watch In Progress

Stoller Decision Watch In Progress

For those following the Ken Stoller Medical Board case, here is the latest: The ALJ submitted her proposed decision to the Board on December 8th, that would be last Tuesday. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to see her decision until the earlier of 35 days from its submission to the Board or when the Board issues its decision. An ALJ’s proposed decision is reviewed by one of two board panels (panel A and B).  The next quarterly public board meeting…

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Breaking News: Gov. Newsom’s Shackles on Religious Services are Removed (Temporarily Anyway)

Breaking News: Gov. Newsom’s Shackles on Religious Services are Removed (Temporarily Anyway)

The impact of the Supreme Court’s recent shift on restrictions on religious services involving New York’s limitations on church and other religious services has reached California. Here is my post about that case: https://wp.me/p7pwQD-OS Yesterday, a Kern Country Superior Court judge granted similar relief to a Catholic priest in Father Trevor Burfitt v. Gavin Newsom.  The ruling held that the Governor’s order failed the strict scrutiny test, and hence the court granted a preliminary injunction by the Governor from enforcing…

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And so it begins: “UK warns people with serious allergies to avoid Pfizer vaccine after two adverse reactions”

And so it begins: “UK warns people with serious allergies to avoid Pfizer vaccine after two adverse reactions”

This will all play out in the media. Like I said yesterday, let the chips fall where they may. https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-britain-vaccine-idUSKBN28J1D1?taid=5fd0bfca0bc2ea000145b4c5&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter   Rick Jaffe, Esq.  

Pop Quiz: Are the Pending EUA COVID Vaccines Safe and Effective?

Pop Quiz: Are the Pending EUA COVID Vaccines Safe and Effective?

Short Answer: No one knows yet. As many of you know or can guess, EUA status does not mean that the safety and efficacy of the drug or biologic has been proven to the FDA’s standards of proof which are normally required for a drug or biologic to be marketed and introduced into interstate commerce. The FDA’s granting EUA status only means that the product”‘may be effective’ to prevent, diagnose, or treat serious or life-threatening diseases.” In case you are…

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The Judge Issues his Formal Order Denying our Preliminary Injunction Motion in the UC case

The Judge Issues his Formal Order Denying our Preliminary Injunction Motion in the UC case

Yesterday afternoon, Hayward Superior Court Judge Richard Seabolt issued his formal decision denying our preliminary injunction motion. Here it is:  Kiel v. UC Regents HG20-072843 Order Denying Preliminary Injunction Basically, he doesn’t think we made our case on the facts or the law. He reads all the lawsuits which upheld SB 277 (which removed the Personal Belief Exemption from California law) as strongly supporting the constitutionality of requiring adults to be vaccinated with a vaccine that is not related to…

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The Supreme Court Just Reverses and Sends Back Another Religious Restriction Case

The Supreme Court Just Reverses and Sends Back Another Religious Restriction Case

It is being reported that today, December 3rd, the Supreme Court reversed and sent back another case filed by a church complaining about restrictions on services, this time by the California  governor. The Court hasn’t posted the decision yet so I don’t know the details. Here is what I figure: The district court upheld the restriction under the the Supreme Court’s prior cases in the summer. (here is my post about the South Bay case:  https://wp.me/p7pwQD-FW  ) The case  went…

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