Cerritos College: Unlimited FORCED testing of unvaxed?

The Resolution and the Policy mandating vaccines or testing puts few checks on possible overreach.

Cerritos College Board of Trustees is in the process of giving President Jose Fierro unlimited authority to force unvaccinated employees and students to get tested as much as he wants.

“I don’t see why we should have a different set of rules for those that are unvaccinated and those that are vaccinated considering that both can get infected,” said Zurich Lewis, the only trustee to vote against handing such power over to President Fierro during a special session Aug. 4. “We need to treat both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated equally.”

La Mirada resident and Trustee Zurich Lewis is the only trustee to vote against giving overwhelming authority to President Jose Fierro in developing and implement the mandatory Covid-19 vaccine and testing program.

During its special session, the board voted to give President Fierro authority to develop a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination or testing program for those working or studying at Cerritos College. The understanding was that those on campus would either present proof of having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or would undergo weekly testing. However, when reading through the resolution, the Lakewood Populist found that it put no limits on how many times President Fierro may demand unvaccinated people get a test that can cost upwards of $200.

The board meets Wednesday (Aug. 18) to review the policy that President Fierro has put together for his mandatory vaccination and testing program. It specifically does NOT mention any limits whatsoever on how many times he can force unvaccinated students, faculty and staff be tested for Covid-19.

The proposed policy also mentions NO expiration date.

“At this point, we can be talking about a couple of years of dealing with some level of variations of outbreaks in the communities if vaccination levels do not increase,” President Fierro told Trustee Marisa Perez on Aug. 4 when questioned on when his authority to mandate vaccines and weekly testing would end. “My guess is we’re going to deal with a couple of years with a variation of this.”

Trustee Marisa Perez, a Trustee and aspirant for Lakewood City Council, voted to approve the Covid-19 vaccine or testing, despite not getting total assurance that students and employees would not be charged for tests.

Trustee Perez, a Lakewood resident and a rumored hopeful for Lakewood City Council, said she could not support the Aug. 4 Resolution without an expiration date. In response, President Fierro added the end of the 2021-2022 academic year as the Resolution’s expiration date. However, such language is missing in the proposed policy itself.

During the Aug. 4 meeting, 12 members of the public commented on the proposed Resolution, with eight coming out in support and four against.

M. Garcia noted how Dr. Anthony Fauci said vaccinated persons have just as much of the virus in them as their unvaccinated countrymen: “Because when you look at the level of virus in the nasal pharynx of a vaccinated person who gets a breakthrough infection with Delta, it is exactly the same as the level of virus in an unvaccinated person who’s infected,” Fauci told MSNBC on July 28, causing a groan from the moderator.

Garcia reasoned that since the vaccinated were just as capable of spreading the virus as the unvaccinated, then causing the unvaccinated to undergo testing but not the vaccinated would be discriminatory.

AB, an employee adjunct for Cerritos College, asked for employees to be given options and not be mandated: “I am currently pregnant and choose not to receive this EUA vaccine.”

“With all of the faculty, classified and student surveys, about 50 percent of the surveys were against giving a vaccine,” said Rossie Petrova, a 7-year faculty member who said she has medical reasons for not getting a vaccine. “Do I want to get a vaccine that can potentially give me complications and possibly die so someone else on campus feels safe? No, I do not.”

“If someone has the vaccine, Why do I have to get the vaccine for them to feel safe? What about my safety?” Petrova asked in her written comment.

“These Covid-19 vaccines are not safe,” said Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice president for Pfizer’s vaccination program. “The gene-based design makes your body manufacture virus spiked proteins. We know, we’ve known for years, the virus spiked proteins trigger blood clots.”

Far from defeating Covid-19, scientists are reporting that the Covid-19 vaccines in trying to combat the virus has forced the virus to evolve, thus making it more deadly.

“COVID-19 vaccines designed to elicit neutralizing antibodies may sensitise vaccine recipients to more severe disease than if they were not vaccinated,” a study found. “Vaccines for SARS, MERS and RSV have never been approved, and the data generated in the development and testing of these vaccines suggest a serious mechanistic concern: that vaccines designed empirically using the traditional approach (consisting of the unmodified or minimally modified coronavirus viral spike to elicit neutralizing antibodies)...may worsen COVID-19 disease via antibody-dependent enhancement” (emphasis mine).

“What is antibody-dependent enhancement? Briefly, it’s that the vaccine causes the virus to become more infectious than would happen in the absence of vaccination. Would cause the virus to replicate at higher levels,” said Dr. Robert Malone, the creator of the MRNA technology used in many of the Covid-19 vaccines.

“This is the vaccinologist’s worst nightmare,” Malone added, explaining how past examples of this have led to deaths among children in the past. “Its happened with virtually every other coronavirus vaccine development program…It’s what the vaccinologists like myself have been warning about.”

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Write a public comment at this link and tell the board to not unnecessarily put people in danger by mandating vaccines as the only means of avoiding the hassle and probable costs of getting however many tests President Fierro forces them to have.