Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went toe to toe with Dr. Sarah Szanton, the “pro-choice” dean of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. He questioned the school’s policies that required students to have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to stay enrolled.
“Dr. Szanton, are you pro-choice with regard to patients making individualized medical choices?” Paul asked.
“Broadly, thank you, yes,” she answered.
“Are you aware that your university doesn’t allow choice with regard to vaccination, that you require all of your students to have three vaccines in order to be students?” Paul said.
“Yes,” Szanton said, stuttering.
The senator then pressed Szanton asking if she was aware of the increased risk of myocarditis in males ages 16 to 24 who receive “successive covid vaccination.” She refused to answer.
“Senator, thank you for the question. I’m prepared to talk about the nursing crisis and we have vaccine requirements across the board for -”
“Here’s the problem,” Paul interjected. “If you exclude everybody from being a nurse who believes in basic immunology, you’re going to include a lot of smart people. People who believe that you can get immunity from both vaccination as well as infection. And if you say, ‘well, we’re just not going to take the people who believe in that old fashioned infection thing providing immunity, we’re only going to take the people who will do as they’re told,’ I mean do you think individuals should be treated the same when they come to the emergency room?” Paul said.
He then provided an example of a healthy 16-year-old coming to the emergency room with chest pain, as well as a “68-year-old obese diabetic.”
“You think they get treated the same in the emergency room? The difference is based on age. We used to always make differences even on the flu vaccine. We advised it for people at risk. We’ve done this forever. This is the first done it, we’re now doing it with an experimental vaccine when it’s not been approved,” he continued.
Paul pointed out that Dr. Marty Makary at Johns Hopkins has pointed out the risk that the COVID-19 vaccine poses for young men and women
“He says it’s 28 times more likely to get myocarditis from the vaccine than from covid for a particular cohort of young men,” Paul explained. “It affects the Marines, and it affects everybody else. We finally fixed it with the Marines. We’re not making them do it anymore.”
In Britain, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, they don't have university mandates for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Then why do American universities, like Johns Hopkins, stick their heads in the sand and require three vaccines? pic.twitter.com/tQFcKQNowH
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) February 16, 2023