….It’s been said that what happens in California eventually metastasizes, er … spreads to other states. Well, here’s what’s about to happen in California.

Despite Covid-19 rates continuing to plummet, mask mandates being lifted nearly statewide in schools (yes, even in California), and the fact that children are the least likely, by orders of magnitude, to be hospitalized or die from Covid-19, legislators have introduced a slate of bills that are unnecessary and draconian.

These bills, in various ways, make Covid-19 vaccination a requirement for all children to attend school and make it impossible for anyone to work in the state of California who is not vaccinated….

None of this is hyperbole. The texts of these bills are very clear. CalMatters has a good overview of the proposed bills with links to the texts. Read them for yourself. Here are just a few of them, in particular those related to parents and their children.

SB-871 – Requires Covid-19 Vaccine to Attend School or Daycare

Authored by Democratic Sen. Richard Pan, SB-871 would require that all children ages 0 – 17 be vaccinated against Covid-19 as a requirement to attend any childcare facility, pre-school, or K-12 school. The bill removes personal belief exemptions, making it impossible for parents to decline the Covid-19 shot for their child for religious or conscience reasons. The bill also eliminates personal belief exemptions from any future vaccines that the state Public Health Department decides to add to the list of vaccines required to attend school in California. SB-871 adds the Covid-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccines for school attendance. But take a look at the list. One of these things is not like the others.

(1) Diphtheria

(2) Hepatitis B

(3) Haemophilus influenzae type b

(4) Measles

(5) Mumps

(6) Pertussis (whooping cough)

(7) Poliomyelitis

(8) Rubella

(9) Tetanus

(10) Varicella (chickenpox)

(11) Covid-19

(12) “Any other disease deemed appropriate by the department…”

Most of the diseases listed here are serious, especially for children. There is one on the list that is not especially dangerous or deadly to children. Covid-19.

So why is it here? Hospitalization and mortality rates for Covid-19 vary significantly by age and comorbidity. Children are not only highly unlikely to be hospitalized or to die from Covid-19, there are other pathogens that are more dangerous to children, vaccines for which are not on this list, for example the flu….

SB-866 – Allows Children 12-17 Years of Age to be Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

“A 12-year-old can get an abortion, the HPV vaccine, the Hep B vaccine, mental health services and domestic abuse services … we trust them to do that on their own and and we should trust them [with the COVID-19 vaccine] as well.”

This bit of horrifyingly-consistent-yet-still-a-non-sequitur reasoning comes from the authors of the bill, Democratic Sens. Scott Weiner and Richard Pan (again), and raises the obvious point, “maybe… they shouldn’t be able to do that, either? Maybe? Probably. No, definitely.” Also, “huh?”

One hopeful bit of news is that AB-1993 has been paused. The bill, introduced in February, would have “require[d] each person who is an employee or independent contractor, and who is eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, to show proof to the employer … that the person has been vaccinated against Covid-19.”

You read that correctly. This bill would have prevented anyone from working in the state of California without submitting to a vaccine they may not want or need. The economic effects and, again, especially the effects on particular communities who may be less likely to submit to the vaccine, would be disastrous….

●        SB-1479, which would require schools to create testing plans and to continue to test for Covid-19 and expands existing testing programs to “prekindergarten, onsite after school programs, and childcare centers.”

●        AB 1797, which would make changes to the California Immunization Record Database in ways that are invasive.

●        AB 2098, which would reclassify the sharing of Covid-19 “misinformation” and “disinformation” by a medical professional as “unprofessional conduct” that would result in disciplinary action or loss of medical license….

The above comes from an April 5 story on CatholicVote.org