According to a recent report from NBC News, California is looking into possibly changing the law to allow children to be vaccinated without parental consent.
California state law currently allows for minors to consent to medical care and treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian, however, they cannot be vaccinated without permission unless the vaccine is to prevent a sexually transmitted disease.
If passed, Senate Bill 866 would allow institutions that offer vaccines to administer doses to children ages 12 and older without the consent of parents and guardians.
According to reports, school districts across the country are already mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and up in order to return to class after the winter break.
Students in the Los Angeles school district were required to have their second dose of the vaccine by Halloween before returning to class following Christmas break.
According to several studies, COVID-19 is not a risk to children in terms of serious illness, hospitalization, or death, and natural immunity provides them with far better protection than the current vaccines.
One study found that after healthy male children received their COVID-19 vaccine, CDC-defined myopericarditis rates were many times higher than their hospitalization rates for the same demographic during moderate to high transmission periods.
Another study that analyzed approximately 48,000 children under 18 diagnosed with Covid from April to August 2020, found a “mortality rate of zero among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia.”
According to a report from the Washington Examiner, a Los Angeles area charter school barred a group of unvaccinated students from attending class Tuesday and cordoned off the area where the students were with tape barriers. Videos of the incident were recorded by students and published on social media sites.
During an MSNBC video clip — which was previously released but gained traction again — MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry claimed that kids don’t belong to parents but rather to “communities.”
In the video, Harris-Perry suggested, “We have never invested enough in public education as we should have because we have always have had a private notion of children – Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility.”
“We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their family and recognize that kids belong to whole communities,” Harris-Perry explained.