Federal law requires an opt out provision for “medical products” available under emergency authorization. Both of the Covid-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. were created through Operation Warp Speed, President Trump’s program to accelerate the development and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. The program relied on the Food and Drug Administration’s granting of emergency use authorization, which is permitted under the Public Health Services Act.
The act specifies that individuals who receive medical products authorized for emergency use be made aware of the following:
- The significant known and potential benefits and risks of such use, and of the extent to which such benefits and risks are unknown; and
- The option to accept or refuse administration of the product.
The right of refusal is essential, since the vaccine was developed and tested in less than a year and the full spectrum of potential side-effects remains unknown.
In spite of the clear language of the law, counties and hospitals across the United States are mandating the vaccine for first responders and health care workers.
Many people have reservations about the vaccine, in part because of the use of the HEK-293 fetal cell line, derived from research on aborted babies in the 1970’s. The HEK-293 cell line is the one of the most commonly used cell lines in medical research and pharmaceutical development.
The vaccines currently available in the U.S. are manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies use the same technology to immunize against the coronavirus. Recipients are injected with “messenger” RNA (mRNA) that instruct the cells to produce a piece of the spike protein that is found on the surface of the Covid-19 virus. The recipient then produces antibodies against the virus. Both companies used HEK-293 cells to test the spike protein pieces, but the cells are not part of the vaccine itself.
It should be noted that the cell line was not used to manufacture the vaccine, and it is not accurate to say that the current vaccines are equivalent to being injected with the cells of aborted babies. However, some people object to the use of aborted fetal cell lines in any phase of the production of the vaccine, including testing.
If you are waiting for another type of Covid vaccine, you should know that three candidates are currently in Phase 3 clinical trials in the United States:AstraZeneca, Janssen (a brand of Johnson & Johnson), and Novavax. AstraZeneca and Janssen use the HEK-293 fetal cell line to produce their vaccines. Novavax may use fetal cell lines in the testing of its vaccine.
We are receiving numerous calls from health care workers who are being pressured and even forced to take the vaccine against their will. This is unlawful. If your employer has said you must take the jab, please contact us.
The above came in a Feb. 24 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation.