By Kim Rossi
Connecticut boasts many prestigious Universities. Our University of Connecticut system is quite highly regarded. And they have a medical school. Go Huskies! Yale University is in New Haven, about half an hour from Hartford, the Capitol. It's is a private institution. Yale has several world renowned graduate schools including the School of Journalism, and our very own Dan Olmsted is an alum, both undergrad AND graduate. My daughter Bella and I dropped Dan off at Yale once a few years ago, when he was attending a reunion. (I miss him.)
As an aside, since we are often accused of being too dumb to understand science.... Mark Blaxill is also an Ivy League graduate, with an undergrad degree from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard. I'm the AofA academic slouch... I attended a top boarding school, matriculated at Tufts (alma mater of Paul Offit) and was graduated from Boston College.
Yale has a Law School whose graduates include President Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonya Sotomayor, Pat Robertson, Governor Jerry Brown just to name a few.
Yale has a school of Drama whose graduates include Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand, Paul Giammati, Angela Bassett, David Alan Grier, and Sigourney Weaver.
Yale has a school of Architecture whose graduates include Norman Foster and Eero Saarinen.
In fact, Yale boast a dozen graduate schools. 12!
But it is the Yale School of Medicine whose photos and quotes line the hallways like commandments sent from above in the Capitol where I was on Wednesday to show my support to THWART HB 5044, a bill to remove the religious exemption. Each day, while toodling down the halls, legislators who hold families LIVES in their hands read this:
Last year as this bill was taking shape, the Yale professionals bailed on a conversation about vaccination safety with Robert Kennedy Jr. At the hearing though? Yale Bailed! Expert Panel Reneges on Vaccine Mandate Debate with Robert Kennedy Jr
Kennedy reported what happened: "I flew to Hartford, Connecticut last night at the invitation of the Sen. Josh Elliott and the Connecticut State House’s Democratic leadership who are proposing to abolish Religious exemptions for vaccines. (Connecticut has among the highest vaccination rates; 97% With no threat to herd immunity, Pharma profits and medical authoritarianism are the impulses driving the legislation). Dems believed they had stacked the contest against me; alone I would debate five Yale Medical School Physicians and virology professors. The professors came with heavy vaccine industry pedigrees. Despite these 5-1 odds, I was confident I would easily dispatch them, the facts on vaccine safety argue themselves. For 15 years, Pharma has systematically pressured a long string of my scheduled opponents (Hotez, Offitt, etc) to cancel every one of dozens of agreed upon debates. Invariably they withdraw at the last minute as Pharma rallies its toadies to call them. I was looking forward to finally enjoying an honest and civil exchange with Yale’s vaccinology impresarios. “This gang,” I told myself, “will have too much pride to chicken out!” Wrong! I just got the word that all five Yale professors canceled at 3:00 a.m. Please tune to Children’s Health Defense for a live stream around 10:30 a.m. EDT. If they allow the live stream to go forward, I’m going to go give a seminar on vaccine science at the Connecticut State Capitol. Right now I’m thinking of how blatant, how anti-democratic and fundamentally anti-American the censorship has become. I’ll be thinking today of all the Moms who are silenced when they try to tell their stories. They can only win by silencing us." #phascism.
The Yale "experts" (Merck told us to sell these shots so we are) presented their science on the dangers of unvaccinated children and how families should be stripped of their rights. And then the legislators who might never have taken a science class in college see this.
As I left the building, I passed a beautiful exhibit honoring the women of CT who defended this country in Viet Nam. Then I thought of all the protests and how the 60s shaped freedom. I couldn't help but feel the irony as thousands of Mothers stood in the cold to fight for our rights. In fact, you could say it was a bitter pill to swallow. Prescribed by Yale. We await a vote next week. I'll be back in Hartford.