Should people who have recovered from COVID-19 and are naturally immune be expected to get vaccinated?

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the University of California–Irvine, is adamant that they should not. He’s suing the school system’s president and Board of Regents over its coronavirus vaccination mandate.

“I’m going to be excluded or another natural immune person is going to be excluded from coming to campus, from going to school, or from working at the university because we have immunity that’s conferred by having had the virus [rather than] … immunity conferred by the vaccine,” he said.

In this interview, he explains how certain data being used to justify mandatory vaccination isn’t all that it seems. For example, the numbers on children and adolescents being hospitalized for COVID-19, for example, can be inflated by the way that they’re measured.

Beyond any function they serve in curbing spread of the virus, mandatory measures, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty argues, pose a serious and long-standing danger to people’s basic rights to privacy and freedom.

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