The deportation of Novak Djokovic, the recently COVID-19 recovered Tennis champion, by Australia is an ominous sign of critical scientific, ethical and legal failures in “Western” civilization — because Australia is the Mecca of Immunological science. So when even the Aussies do not have the scientific and ethical clarity to understand that a man who has recovered from a COVID-19 infection recently is well immune to reinfection and ought to be exempted from mandated vaccination, it is demonstration of the degree of self-imposed peril in “the West”.

The deportation of Novak Djokovic by the Australian government, despite having recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection and thus having powerful acquired natural immunity is an ominous sign for western civilization.

The Boston College administration has, unfortunately, been non-responsive to an urgent petition by over 700 BC parents, students, alumni and families requesting a medically and ethically rational revision to the University’s COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate. Here, as a physician-immunologist, I am writing on behalf of my fellow BC parents to ask for the support of the faculty, staff, Police and employee unions to convince the BC administration to correct a serious error in medical practice and ethical conduct, embedded in BC’s “one-size-fits-all” booster mandate.

We ask all Boston College faculty, staff, employee unions and police for their support in protecting our children, and all of you, from an irrationally rigid and “one-size-fits-all” administrative vaccine booster mandate.

Boston College is among the many elite Universities and Colleges now mandating an indiscriminate COVID-19 “booster” vaccine for all, in their communities. The serious trouble is that a substantial number of people in these academic institutions are already vaccinated young and otherwise healthy individuals, who carry powerful “hybrid immunity” from a prior or recent COVID-19 infection. Re-vaccinating these very robustly immune individuals, by administrative mandate is a dangerous medical and ethical proposition — because it is medically unnecessary and risks clinical harm.

Fr. William Leahy, current president of Boston College, has the power and ethical duty to revise and correct Boston College’s “one-size-fits-all” COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate to provide formal exemption “off-ramps” for members of the community, who have powerful “hybrid immunity” from prior infection AND vaccination. To force an unnecessary medical treatment in such already immune individuals by administrative edict is dangerous both medically and ethically — and especially in a Catholic ethics framework.

CDC director Walensky has failed to understand that her “one size fits all” approach to vaccine and “booster” mandates is irrational and dangerous to public health and to our democracy. She has also failed to focus the Biden administration’s “testing” efforts on IMMUNITY against COVID-19, instead promoting volatile and disruptive viral testing. Walensky’s deviation from science and lack of insight into the American psyche poses a risk to our nation.

CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, belongs to a group of Harvard academics, like Atul Gawande and Vivek Murthy, whose out of touch approach to medical practice in individuals, is responsible for creating dangerous “one-size-fits-all” algorithms that inevitably harm some unjustifiably. This strain of the Harvard Medical elite pose a danger to American public health given their loud voice in government.

Douglas Comaeu DO, is director of University Health Services at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Unfortunately, Dr. Comaeu has not been responsive to many BC parents’ and students’ request for exemption from COVID-19 vaccination in the setting of robust pre-established acquired immunity — including those with bullet-proof “hybrid immunity”.

Drs. Anthony Fauci and Rochelle Walensky know full well that otherwise young and healthy Americans with “hybrid immunity” stand to gain little or no benefit from an indiscriminate booster vaccination by mandate. Additionally, they both know that vaccination of recently or concurrently infected persons, may pose a risk of harm. With millions of Americans carrying “hybrid immunity” and many infected with Omicron this Winter break, why are these official not providing rational and safe “off-ramps” from the mandated booster shots being administered indiscriminately to Americans across the nation?

As winter break ends, many elite colleges and high schools across the nation are mandating booster vaccinations for their student bodies and faculty/staff. It may be reasonable to boost many young people, whose vaccine immunity is waning. But it is anathema to safe and ethical medical practice to mandate boosters in the large number of young Americans, who are immunologically “bullet proof” with “hybrid immunity” — and who do not meet the bar for medical necessity.

Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA is one of many elite colleges and high schools mandating indiscriminate booster vaccinations for its student body, faculty and staff.

In this open letter to Dr. Paul Offit, I asked that he consider whether avoiding indiscriminate population level vaccination of already immune persons, especially in the midst of an outbreak when many are well-immune, would be an important mitigation step in minimizing harm to the “rare” subset of people at risk of adverse events and complications.

I wonder if professor Offit agrees with me that in the midst of a pandemic outbreak when millions have acquired natural immunity from prior infection AND when many naturally immune have also been vaccinated, mandating indiscriminate “one-size-fits-all” vaccination is “OVERKILL”? After all, the professor likely agrees that establishment of medical necessity is at the root of ethical and safe medical practice — the vaccine space should be no exception. Maybe Dr. Offit will recognize the potential importance of #ScreenB4Vaccine as a mitigation device against harm in the “rare” subset of people in the vaccine space.

Recently Dr. Paul Offit, one of America’s most prominent experts in vaccine immunology and a member of the FDA’s vaccine panel, dissented against the agency’s decision to approve booster COVID-19 vaccinations for young Americans. Despite this very prominent dissent, the Biden administration is allowing booster mandates to go in effect in many American organizations.

Professor Paul Offit, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is one of the nation’s most prominent vaccine immunologists. He is a zealous advocate for mass vaccination. So his dissent at FDA on the need for booster shots in young Americans is an ominous danger signal, which the Biden administration is deliberately ignoring, at peril to at least some lives.

The Biden administration, led by Dr. Fauci, is ignoring the science of Immunology and instead narrowly relying on social mandates and volatile viral screening tests. In so doing, the Biden White House is not only placing Americans at risk of medical harm, it is damaging our republic by undermining trust in representative self-governance.

President Biden’s administration, led by Dr. Fauci, has monolithically ignored the science of Immunology and instead restricted its focus on mandated population level vaccination, irrespective of medical necessity and the volatility of viral screening tests. This astigmatic Biden approach to the pandemic is a very serious threat to both public health and national security, being led by Dr. Fauci.

Hooman Noorchashm

Hooman Noorchashm MD, PhD is a physician-scientist. He is an advocate for ethics, patient safety and women’s health. He and his 6 children live in Pennsylvania.

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