The chief of an influential physicians organization that represents doctors in a multitude of practices is warning that making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory could endanger millions.
The comments come from Dr. Paul Kempen, M.D., who leads the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
He was responding to a call from a coalition of medical organizations, many with far-left agendas, for making shots of experimental vaccines mandatory for health workers.
“As we move towards full FDA approval of the currently available vaccines, all health care workers should get vaccinated for their own health, and to protect their colleagues, families, residents of long-term care facilities and patients,” said the statement signed by the American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, the American Public Health Association and dozens of others.
But Kempen pointed out, “As of mid-July, 30 million people have recovered from COVID-19 in the U.S. and have natural immunity. Vaccination of these persons confers only risk with little to no benefit, yet these mandates do not exempt them.”
He said, “Serious side effects have been identified, including paralysis and inflammation of the heart muscle, which may not resolve and may cause death.”
Then, too, he noted, “As variants multiply, ‘booster’ shots may be required, with increasing risk of allergic phenomena.”
A statement from the AAPS noted some of the other threats that mandatory vaccinations pose.
One is that although about half of the U.S. population has gotten the injections, COVID has been “proliferating, and hospitalizations and deaths are increasing, not diminishing as one would expect in an effective vaccination campaign. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are succumbing.”
Further, the group warned, “Long-term effects of these novel, genetically engineered products cannot possibly be known at this point. These could include autoimmune disorders, antibody-enhanced disease, infertility, cancer, or birth defects.”