Are You The Concerned Parent Of A College Student Who’s Had COVID-19 Already And Are Worried About The Vaccine? You’re NOT Wrong.

Here is a Letter Template You May Consider Sending to The College’s President To Prevent Potential Harm To Your Child.

Harvard College — Pretty soon all colleges and universities will be mandating mindless and indiscriminate COVID-19 vaccination of already naturally immune and recently infected student. This is a serious and potentially dangerous policy error on the part of colleges and universities across the US.

Dear Parent,

I write this message to you, myself a parent of one college student and one soon-to-be college student.

My son, Joseph, contracted a COVID-19 infection at the University of Chicago last Fall. He recovered after about 7 days of being symptomatic and is now immune by standard serological measures. The same serological tests, by the way, that demonstrated the efficacy of our COVID-19 vaccines in the clinical trials of Pfizer, Moderna .and J&J. Because he is naturally immune, Joseph will NOT be getting vaccinated in the near future.

My daughter, Nadia, soon to go to Boston College has not had COVID-19. And she is NOT immune by standard serological measures. She has received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine already and will be completing her course in the next few weeks.

I am writing this letter to you because I know that if you have a child in college who has already had a COVID-19 infection, like myself, you are worried about the necessity and safety of the vaccine mandates being imposed by many colleges.

I will start by stating, as a physician and immunologist, that indiscriminate vaccination of persons who are already naturally immune or recently infected is potentially dangerous to at least a minority subset of such persons. I have been warning the FDA, CDC and vaccine manufacturers of this likely hazard since January 2021. And though they have acknowledged my concern, no steps have been taken to avoid unnecessary and potentially dangerous vaccinations in the naturally immune or recently infected. I believe that this is a severe public health blunder on the part of FDA and CDC that has and will continue to result in unjustifiable “minority harm”.

But, as a citizen of the United States and a physician/immunologist, I will not allow even the possibility of totally avoidable harm to my family. And I believe that you won’t either.

Below is a draft letter, you may want to personalize and send to your son or daughter’s college/university president, to express your safety concern about mandated indiscriminate vaccination of your already infected and highly likely immune child.

I would also recommend that you get your already infected son or daughter a blood serology test at Labcorp using the following codes:

  1. SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid, Ab (Blood — Labcorp 164068)

The first test demonstrates that he/she was naturally infected and the second test shows how much protective blood antibody he/she has. You physician can provide you with a prescription for this #ScreenB4Vaccine — and if you have difficulty obtaining one, please write me at hooman@patientrights.org and I may be able to help you.

Here is the letter to you college/university— feel free to edit, cut, and paste into an email to your child’s college or university president:

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Subject: Safety Concern Re: Indiscriminate COVID-19 Vaccination of [YOU CHILD’S NAME] Who Is Naturally Immune

Dear President [YOUR COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S NAME] and colleagues,

I am writing this letter of concern to your regarding my [SON/DAUGHTER], [YOU CHILD’S NAME], who is a member of the Class of [YOUR CHILD’S COLLEGE CLASS] at [YOUR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY’S NAME].

I am writing to inform you that [YOU CHILD’S NAME] was naturally infected with SARS-CoV-2 in [TIME OF INFECTION] and tested positive for the virus on [DATE OF POSITIVE TEST].

Because [YOU CHILD’S NAME] was naturally infected, it is highly likely that [HE/SHE] is already naturally immune. Therefore, I am very concerned that COVID-19 vaccination may be a totally unnecessary medical treatment in [HIM/HER] with only the possibility of adverse reaction or harm.

I would like to ask that you consider carefully the safety and liability implications of indiscriminately mandating COVID-19 vaccination in students, including my [SON/DAUGHTER] in whom the vaccine is an unnecessary, or potentially dangerous, medical treatment: that is, those who are already immune or recently infected.

However, because [YOUR COLLEGE’S NAME], as a private corporate institution, is now engaged in mandated blanket vaccination, I am writing to inform you that the risk of liability for harm to your students, who are naturally immune or recently infected, from indiscriminate COVID-19 vaccination, is non-negligible.

Please consider two main points of liability your attorneys may understand well:

First, it is abundantly clear that the vast majority of persons who are naturally immune from prior SARS-CoV-2 infections gain little to no benefit from additional vaccination. This statement is not only consistent with the basic tents of immunological clinical science, but it was also demonstrated by the results from the J&J vaccine’s clinical trials AND by recent results emerging from Israel (see below links). Therefore, vaccination of the naturally immune is simply an unnecessary medical treatment in the vast majority of such persons. And you all know that any complications resulting from a medical treatment that is unnecessary, no matter how “rare”, fit under the category of “unreasonable harm”. Please do review the below links with care and along with your risk managers and attorneys to consider the fact that many of your student receiving indiscriminate and mandated COVID-19 vaccinations are undergoing an unnecessary, and therefore only potentially harmful, medical treatment because of your indiscriminate COVID-19 vaccine mandate:

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.20.21255670v1

https://noorchashm.medium.com/j-js-covid-19-vaccine-data-table-14-natural-immunity-is-equally-protective-if-not-better-than-d9082d6c181f

Second, as a matter of clinical standard we already know that vaccinating infected persons is potentially harmful. Certainly, recent CDC guideline indicates that persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 should wait for 3 months before getting vaccinated — this is an implicit acknowledgement that such persons are at risk of harm. Certainly, we already know that a substantial number of persons are asymptomatically infected with SARS-CoV-2 and, thus, will not know that they are infected at the time of their vaccination at your facilities. Moreover, recent data emerging from the UK is demonstrating that ambulatory patients with prior infections are the ones having the most intense vaccine related adverse reactions. You may review this data here:

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.26.21252096v1

Of course, any reasonable epidemiologist, clinician or attorney would recognize that when the bell-shaped curve of adverse events is shifted to the right on the x-axis for the naturally infected, a lot more of the tail end of that bell-curve will be in “death valley”. In fact, there are some very prominent examples of death and complications from indiscriminate COVID-19 vaccination of the recently infected in the press. Names like Dr. J. Barton Williams of TN, Mr. Christopher Sarmiento of NM, and Ms. Brandy Parker-McFadden of TN. These persons with prior infections, who developed post-vaccine complications, are only 3 examples of Americans harmed, and will likely be the tip of a far larger iceberg. The shame is that most such individuals are highly likely to be naturally immune and, in truth, do not benefit from the vaccinations that trigger their complications or deaths — but even more shameful is that harm to these persons could be avoided if only our nation’s public health and corporate leaders were more circumspect and did NOT allow indiscriminate vaccination of the the recently infected and already immune.

I trust that you and your attorneys are able to process the information I’ve provided you objectively and understand that very simply mitigation approaches are possible to exclude those persons who are naturally immune, or recently infected, from a risk of harm within your vaccination facilities. These mitigation strategies MUST include: a) a proper history from the patient to exclude anyone with a known history of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, and b) screening of vaccine candidates for anti-viral antibodies and viral antigen, before vaccination (i.e., #ScreenB4Vaccine).

In short, any mandate at [YOUR COLLEGE’S NAME] ought to be an “immunity mandate” — NOT a “vaccine mandate”, because indiscriminate vaccination of the recently infected or already naturally immune, like my [SON/DAUGHTER] has a risk of potentially deadly hazard, that is totally avoidable and unnecessary.

I am writing this letter to request that you please immediately exempt my [SON/DAUGHTER] from [YOUR COLLEGE’S NAME]’s vaccine mandate without any curtailment of his his civil liberties and [HIS/HER] earned right to an in-person educational opportunity.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME].

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.