People Hold Protest in San Jose Against Vaccine Mandates as Part of Worldwide Walkout

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Nearly 100 radical gathered successful beforehand of San Jose City Hall connected Nov. 3 to protestation against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and to telephone for state of choice.

People from assorted cities crossed the United States participated successful a “worldwide walkout” successful which they took a time disconnected enactment to dependable their absorption to vaccine mandates. San Jose was 1 of the 64 cities hosting a walkout.

Nov. 3 was the kickoff for a bid of rallies passim November that are calling for much transparency down vaccines and vaccine mandates. Other participating cities included San Diego; New York City; Miami; Las Vegas; Chicago; Honolulu; Concord, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and galore more, according to a document from the Children’s Health Defense website.

“No authorities successful past has ever surrendered powerfulness successful the lack of a demand. We request to archer these governments and their friends successful the technocracy, the Silicon Valley billionaire boys club, the mainstream media, and the pharmaceutical manufacture that we volition nary longer tolerate their trampling of citizens’ rights,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., committee seat and pb counsel of Children’s Health Defense, said successful an article connected the website.

Protesters successful San Jose waved American flags and held signs with messages specified arsenic “No Vaccine Mandate,” “Freedom of Choice,” and “Just Say No.”

“The biggest docket that radical request to beryllium acrophobic astir is this wellness passport and vaccine passports,” Jeff Roberts, vice president of operations for the Committee to Recall Santa Clara County Supervisors, told NTD Television astatine the protest.

Attendees said that vaccine passports are against the thought of freedom. They are calling for much walkouts to clasp the authorities accountable connected the contented of mandates.

Alix Mayer, president of Children’s Health Defense California Chapter, told NTD Television: “The value of the walkout is that the mandates are illegal, due to the fact that each the shots that are disposable connected the marketplace contiguous [are] nether emergency-use authorization only, and truthful they cannot beryllium mandated.”

“If we don’t question, we conscionable fto the authorities oregon the societal media oregon bosses of the businesses [tell] america what goes into my assemblage … you are giving up your assemblage [and] mind,” Louisa Ip, a rally attendee, told NTD Television.

Other attendees shared idiosyncratic stories with NTD Television astir their experiences regarding the shot.

Jamie Ivan, a rally attendee, said her parent and 2 different household members person passed distant aft receiving a COVID-19 shot.

“I person clients that person taken the vaccine, and particularly the Moderna, and their hairsbreadth is falling retired now, and astir of them person anxiety. What I realized is that I wanted to beryllium a dependable for the voiceless,” said Ivan.

“My granddaughter is lone 7 years old. She herself has voiced to maine that she does not privation the shot,” said attendee Victoria Joan. “So far, she stands by that adjacent though she’s that young, but I deliberation young children tin recognize danger.”

Nov. 3 was besides the time Santa Clara County began offering the changeable to children ages 5 to 11, pursuing the FDA’s exigency usage support of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccines. The pediatric vaccines are 1 3rd the dosage of vaccines for radical property 12 and older.

The region of Santa Clara began accepting appointments for young children to person the Pfizer jab. A region aesculapian serviceman said vaccination clinics could statesman visiting schoolhouse campuses starting Nov. 4.

“Our nationalist wellness squad operates aggregate mobile clinics, and starting tomorrow, they volition beryllium visiting aggregate schools successful our highest-risk communities, wherever parents whitethorn not beryllium capable to instrumentality clip disconnected enactment but person consented for their children to get vaccinated,” Dr. Jennifer Tong, subordinate main aesculapian serviceman of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, told NTD Television.

Tong besides advised parents to beryllium attentive to imaginable broadside effects their children whitethorn experience, which tin see soreness successful the arm, a flimsy fever, or, successful immoderate uncommon cases, bosom inflammation. She said these are akin to the broadside effects that children property 12 and older and adults person antecedently reported.

Last month, California became the archetypal authorities that will require COVID-19 vaccines for in-person learning aft vaccines for children successful grades K–6 and 7–12 person afloat FDA approval.

David Lam contributed to this report.

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