What was a strong case against Louisiana public schools requiring a Wuhan coronavirus vaccine for attendance now has become airtight, requiring the Louisiana Legislature to act in the face of defiance by Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Late last year, Edwards’ Department of Health proposed adding that to the vaccine schedule, but the House Health and Welfare Committee vetoed that over concerns that procedures weren’t properly followed in the rule’s vetting and this overstepped rule-making boundaries. However, statute provides the governor the power to override when the committee has this power, and he did, thereby making this a required vaccination beginning next school year.
But earlier this month, newly disseminated research revealed the minimal effectiveness of one current vaccine against the dominant strain of the virus for children. This highlights the ever-changing nature of the virus (which is characteristic of coronaviruses) that always will leave attempted vaccines behind the curve, making any such mandate largely useless (with influenza having the same mutative characteristic, this is why no regulation ever has come about to force vaccinations for this involving attendance).