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Vaccine skepticism and hesitancy
An October 2020 survey of 13,000 nurses found that only 34% would voluntarily submit to a Pfizer, Moderna or other experimental COVID vaccine https://www.nursingworld.org/news/news-releases/2020/new-survey-of-13k-u.s.-nurses-findings-indicate-urgent-need-to-educate-nurses-about-covid-19-vaccines/. Another 36% said they could definitely not take the shot, and 31% were unsure. A December 2020 survey by the Pew Research Center found that nearly 40% of all Americans probably or definitely will not take the needle https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2020/12/03/intent-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine-rises-to-60-as-confidence-in-research-and-development-process-increases/. The skepticism and hesitancy revolves around the emergency use authorization (EUA) for these experimental vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration. This arbitrary power for the FDA commissioner was put on full display since COVID appeared.
The agency issued a sensible and justifiable EUA for hydroxychloroquine on March 28, 2020. There are currently 230 studies, including 164 peer reviewed studies, showing vastly lower disease progression and death rate for COVID patients in both early and late stages https://c19study.com/. Despite this overwhelming evidence of HCQ’s effectiveness and minimal to no adverse effects, the FDA revoked the EUA in June, saying “the known and potential benefits of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine no longer outweigh the known and potential risks for the authorized use” https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-revokes-emergency-use-authorization-chloroquine-and. Despite all the very serious adverse effects of the Pfizer, Moderna and other vaccines, including death, the FDA continues authorizing emergency use thereof. Further, Pfizer and Moderna shots do not fit the legal and medical definition of “vaccine,” and should not be referred to as such.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance paving the way for employers to force mandatory vaccines  … Continue reading. Workers are thus left to fend for themselves to protect the sanctity of their bodies and well-being.
Arbitrary lockdowns destroying livelihoods, small businesses
The September 2020 Yelp Economic Impact Report found that nearly 100,000 U.S. small business were forced to shutdown permanently due to COVID lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and the subsequent economic damage caused by said measures https://www.yelpeconomicaverage.com/business-closures-update-sep-2020.html. Small business owners in several states, including California https://abc30.com/small-business-owners-sue-california-officials-governor-gavin-newsom-mayor-eric-garcetti-alex-villanueva/6132442/, Minnesota https://kstp.com/business/small-business-owners-sue-minnesota-say-categories-to-shutter-businesses-are-unconstitutional-april-29-2020/5714644/, and Oregon https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/532112-oregon-salon-owner-sues-oregon-gov-state-agencies-over-coronavirus, have sued mayors and governors for arbitrarily and unfairly enforcing shutdown orders.
There have been many positive developments in these fights, providing hope for individual small business owners. A federal judge in Kansas ruled in April that the governor’s order limiting in-person church services violated the First Amendment https://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article242100806.html. The United States Supreme Court struck down restrictions on in-person religious services in California and New York as well https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-12-03/supreme-court-california-ban-on-most-indoor-worship-serviceshttps://www.npr.org/2020/11/27/939449928/supreme-court-backs-religious-challenge-to-new-york-covid-19-restrictions. Individual small business owners are also fighting back and winning against unconstitutional, arbitrary lockdowns that are destroying their livelihoods https://www.themix.net/2020/10/family-restaurant-fights-back-wins-case-against-pa-governors-unconstitutional-lockdown/.
The burden is on the individual small business owners to take the fight to the state.
Your strongest advocate is yourself
COVID Legal USA is a team of paralegals, researchers, legal writers and data engineers. We understand that every case related to COVID restrictions – be it shutdowns, masks, mandatory vaccines, etc. – is unique and specific to local and state mandates. We’ve created a high-tech database and intuitive algorithms that act together as a robot-advisor and document preparation tool. Most Americans fighting for their livelihoods simply do not know where to turn or how to fight these battles. COVID Legal USA is your ally, your assistant and your advocate in these trying times.
Further, there are few attorneys willing to step into these cases related to COVID, vaccines, and lockdowns due to the sensitive nature. COVID Legal USA gives you the confidence and resources to fight back against arbitrary, unconstitutional, dangerous mandates issued by local, state and federal government.
Brian Wilkins is the Founder of COVID Legal USA and Editor-in-Chief of The COVID Blog.