Local Parental Rights Lawsuit Gets “Friend of the Court” Brief from Major National Experts

On Friday, March 31 an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief to The Supreme Court of Rhode Island was filed on Behalf of Joshua Nagel by University of Notre Dame Law Professor Gerard V. Bradley, and co-signed by “an international assembly of medical doctors, academic scientists, allied health professionals, and officers (past and present) of prestigious medical societies” … about 60 signatures in all.

JOSHUA NAGEL AND REVERSAL,” was filed in a case The Ocean State Current has covered extensively, where a divorced mother of two young daughters is suing the father, who refused to provide authorization for the vaccination of his girls.

The brief’s cadre of national co-signers was largely compiled by two local medical experts, Dr. Andrew Bostom (epidemiologist) and Dr. Michelle Cretella (pediatrician), each of whom has for years cautioned against Covid-19 vaccinations for children and young adults.

University of Notre Dame Law Professor Gerard V. Bradley’s brief provides a succinct medical argument against vaccination of Joshua Nagel’s healthy, previously SARS-CoV-2-infected, 5- and 8-year-old daughters. The Nagel girls have been SARS-CoV-2 infected twice in the past ~year during January, and July, of 2022. Each time the girls were infected, they experienced either minimal symptoms, of brief duration, or were entirely asymptomatic. As Professor Bradley demonstrates, we now know those mild, self-limited SARS-CoV-2 infections confer a natural immunity to the virus that is more robust, and enduring vis-à-vis any which might result from covid-19 mRNA vaccination. Moreover, citing, and summarizing the published literature on covid-19 mRNA vaccine “risk/benefit” in children, particularly the data on vaccine-induced myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle), vis-à-vis, the extraordinarily low rate of serious covid-19 illness in children, the brief argues, “approximately 700 children will suffer permanent damage to their heart muscle cells to prevent one COVID-19 hospitalization. Over 2,000 will suffer such heart damage to prevent one severe hospitalization.”

Professor Bradley’s arguments are endorsed by 74 medical doctors, academic scientists, allied health professionals, and officers (past and present) of prestigious medical societies, including dozens of American pediatricians and family practitioners, joined by colleagues from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Among these signatories are a former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a pediatrician former president of the American Heart Association, and the former Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians, as well as Academic medical doctors from many universities, including Stanford, Brown, and Yale. As Professor Bradley observes,

“…each maintains a keen professional interest in the unfolding research into the efficacy of the COVID vaccines and the documented risks of taking them, especially among children. Their shared interest is seeing to it that any professional recommendation about vaccinating minors, especially but not only those who have natural immunity from previous infection, be made according to the best scientific research and clinical experience available.”

The brief can be viewed on Dr. Bostom’s website, here.

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