RI Court Case Could Set National Precedent Regarding Covid Vaccines for Youths

A unique lawsuit in Rhode Island could soon set a national precedent when it comes to the question of whether children who have acquired natural immunity from Covid-19 infection still should be required to receive the CDC-recommended vaccine regimen.

If Dr. Andrew Bostom and attorney Gregory Piccirilli have their way, the medical and legal answer should be … no.

In a medical-legal brief written by the pair and published this morning by the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, they argue that healthy young children with naturally acquired immunity do not need the Covid-19 vaccine.

Bostom, a Brown University credentialed epidemiologist and medical data researcher, and Piccirilli, a private practice attorney, are the chief medical expert witness and attorney in case that pits a divorced couple against each other; the mother petitioning to force their two daughters, ages five and nine, to be administered the vaccine regimen, while the father seeks to defend his two young girls from unnecessary, ineffective, and potentially harmful dosages.

The case is unique in that it is the first time such a lawsuit has reached a state supreme court where full arguments will be considered.

On February 9, 2023, the Rhode Island Supreme Court (RISC) granted divorced father Joshua Nagle’s emergency motion for a stay on covid-19 vaccination of his young daughters, as petitioned via a lawsuit filed by his former wife. The RISC case was filed as an appeal to a previous ruling from Rhode Island’s Family Court, which sided with the mother.

In their brief, Bostom and Piccirilli provide significant medical and legal evidence to support their contention that the court should rule in favor of the father, Joshua Nagle, who seeks to avoid triple covid-19 vaccination of his healthy, previously SARS-CoV-2 infected five- and eight-year-old daughters; a court outcome they believe is firmly rooted in both evidence-based medicine and sound law.

They also write that “when the RISC convenes to hear formal arguments in this case (Nagle v. Nagle), April 13, 2023, it will mark perhaps the first time in the nation that the matter of parental disagreement over childhood covid-19 vaccination is decided by a state’s highest court.

Much of the information in the brief has already been submitted or will be presented to the court in the coming weeks.

Prior to the scheduled April 13 hearing, both sides will submit written arguments for the presiding state Supreme Court judge to consider. It is also anticipated that a 3rd party amicus brief will be submitted, signed by multiple dozens of medical experts across the country, in support of the father’s position.

The published medical-legal brief can be read in its entirety here. It details an evidence-based medicine case in support of the father’s position, as well as the specific legal case against vaccination.

At the highest level, to support the position that the vaccine regimen is not necessary for these two children, the brief emphasizes that “Rhode Island data provide local validation of these trends: there have been zero primary pediatric covid-19 deaths during 3 years of the pandemic.”

In its conclusion, the brief states that “given the corpus of medico-legal evidence we have amassed, we recommend that the Rhode Island Supreme Court, to rule on behalf of the father, to reverse the decision of the Family Court and dismiss the mother’s motion, or at least place this matter down for full briefing, while maintaining the stay of the lower court decision.”

Dr. Andrew Bostom is an academic internist, clinical trialist, & epidemiologist at Brown University Medical School for 24-years (now retired). As an adjunct scholar to the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, he has been at the forefront of the international effort to raise awareness about the truth of the medical data regarding Covid-19 mandates.

Gregory Piccirilli is a private practice attorney, affiliated with the Flanders Legal Center for Freedom, and has served as primary and local attorney for multiple Covid-19 related civil rights cases.

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