California Gov. Gavin Newsom, America’s most unpopular governor, has become the first in the country to float a vaccine mandate for children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.
Newsom, who recently defeated an effort to recall him, confirmed during a CNN segment on Thursday that state officials are considering requiring pre-teen and teenage children to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
When asked about the heavy pushback the state could receive over such a mandate, Newsom laughed and said California is used to pushback.
He told the CNN host the state received scrutiny when it became the first in the country to issue a “stay-at-home order” and issue vaccine requirements for state and school employees.
“We’re the first state to do a stay-at-home order, for a state to require all state employees to get vaccinated or tested, as well as school employees to do the same,” Newsom said. “So we’re leaning in. As a consequence, we have the lowest case rates in America, even though our state is larger than 21 state populations combined.”
As many Americans who oppose lockdowns predicted would happen, the California governor expressed concern “about a winter surge” which could be the pretext he uses to justify such an overreaching vaccine mandate for children, who are the most naturally immune among us.
“So yes, it’s now back on the table to get our kids vaccinated,” he said referring to adolescents ages 12 to 17. “We’re not seeing the numbers we’re seeing for other age cohorts.”
“The decision will be made over the course of the next few days,” Newsom revealed.
“It is true, our health director said it today, that this is on the table, it’s being debated, in the next few days we’ll come out with recommendations,” he said concluding his thoughts on the topic.
If the state decides to require vaccines for children, this will be one of the most disturbing overreaches resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic thus far.
Not only is it an abuse of power to force Americans to receive any vaccine, let alone an experimental one for a virus with more than a 99.9% survival rate, but it’s even worse to force it upon children who have the strongest natural immunity.
For most children who contract Covid-19, their symptoms are mild, if they show any at all. They simply do not need to be vaccinated against something they will likely build natural immunity to without much consequence.
Newsom’s suggestion is just another sign that he is unfit to be governor as he continues to put unconstitutional mandates on the table that serve his purposes more than Californians.