Vaccine hawk Gavin Newsom, who is imposing a public and private school COVID vaccine mandate for grades 7 and up, has revealed that daughter hasn’t received the jab.
This revelation was somewhat buried in a long Los Angeles Times article that seemingly lamented the possibility that parents could opt out of the requirement on the basis of personal beliefs.
The California governor “said his own daughter, who recently turned 12 years old and is eligible for the vaccine, has not yet received it because she has a series of other shots to get first,” the news outlet reported.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved for ages 16 and older on August 23 and is currently authorized under an emergency use authorization (EUA) for kids aged 12 to 15. Once full approval for the vaccine is issued for those 12 and up, it will become a requirement to enter the 7th grade in California schools.
It’s worth noting that science-following Newsom has not imposed a vaccine mandate on teachers as yet. Nor is he requiring prison guards to get vaccinated despite the health risks prevalent in corrections facilities.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 4, 2021
In 2015, California eliminated personal belief exemptions for vaccinations required of children attending schools.
“Newsom did not define the criteria for obtaining those exemptions [based on personal beliefs], leaving the task to state public health officials. Now, lawmakers are expressing concerns that allowing broad exemptions in the mandate will undermine the state’s effort to protect schools if too many families decide against vaccination,” the Times added, implying that Democrat-controlled legislature could toss that exemption too.
Newsom, a far-left Democrat (as if there is any other kind in the once Golden State), is no stranger to accusations of hypocrisy. While many public schools in the state were closed to, or had limited, in-person instruction during the pandemic, he reportedly sent his kids to a private school that was fully open as of November 2020.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 2, 2021
Newsom fended off a recall last month, an election conducted primarily with mail-in ballots. The recall effort, however, had gained traction with a broad cross-section of the state population after the lockdown-loving governor was caught violating his own stay-at-home rules by partying maskless with lobbyists at an upscale eatery in northern California.
He pulled his kids from summer camp in July after his son was photographed playing basketball without a face covering which was counter to state guidance for various youth activities.
Last week, Newsom — who likely has national ambitions — signed a bill that requires an ethnic studies class, which critics contend is a gateway to divisive critical race theory, as a high school graduation requirement in California. The law takes effect a few years down the road and apparently does not apply to private schools.
He has also signed a law that requires free menstrual products in public school women’s restrooms and all-gender restrooms, and in at least one men’s restroom.
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