‘Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end’

Earlier this month, US President Joe Biden defended his Covid-19 vaccine mandate with this statement: “The unvaccinated overcrowd our hospitals, they’re overrunning emergency rooms and intensive care units, leaving no room for someone with a heart attack or pancreatitis or cancer.” In Canada, the argument is similar and oft-heard: we should require vaccinations because our […]

Pushing back against intimidation to protect the rights of Covid-recovered patients

I recently filed a suit in Federal court against the University of California, my employer, challenging the constitutionality of the institution’s vaccine mandate on behalf of Covid-recovered individuals. Natural immunity following Covid infection is equal to (indeed, superior to) vaccine-mediated immunity. Thus, forcing those with natural immunity to be vaccinated introduces unnecessary risks without commensurate benefits—either to individuals or to […]

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