A California physician sounded the alarm Monday on Governor Gavin Newsom’s new vaccine mandate concentrating on school-age kids, saying his determination was “not based on clinical evidence” however fueled by politics. 

“The decision that the governor made is one that’s really based on his personal beliefs that’s based in politics,” stated Dr. Houman Hemmati on “Fox & Friends First.” 

“As a physician, the one thing that I’m taught, the one thing that we should all practice is evidence-based medicine, and the evidence-based decisions need to not just extend to the doctor-patient relationship, but also to policies that are made by politicians and public health boards.”


“When those aren’t done, we just have decisions that are made kind of flippantly with a disregard for the evidence that exists out there.”

Newsom introduced final week all kids over 12 years previous who’re eligible should obtain the vaccine with a purpose to attend class. It won’t permit a testing different. 

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The new coverage will solely grow to be enforceable when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) locations its official stamp of approval on the shot for kids in sure age teams. 

According to Dr. Hemmati, round 35 kids have died within the state because the pandemic started, and whereas it’s crucial to stop that quantity from climbing, he additionally harassed the significance of addressing different areas of demise in adolescence. 

“We don’t want to see even a single child die, but when you look at the numbers of deaths of children that have occurred as a result of other causes, you have many causes such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental injuries from bicycle accidents, drownings, poisonings, suicides, drug overdoses, homicides by gunshots- all exceeding this by an order of magnitude or greater.”

“When you think about that, if schools really were a place where paternalistic medicine were to be practiced, where you would have a center of safety and health for children rather than just the Center for Education, wouldn’t we be focusing on the true killers of kids that we just mentioned?” Dr. Hemmati questioned. 

California is about to grow to be the primary state to require eligible kids to grow to be vaccinated with a purpose to attend faculty in individual.