State lawmaker: NY students not educated about vaccines

State lawmaker: NY students not educated about vaccines

State lawmaker: NY students not educated about vaccines

Citing “misinformation” about vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, a New York City lawmaker wants middle school and high school students to learn about the history and purpose of vaccines so they will be more willing to get them.

According to a Post-Journal story, New York Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has introduced a bill that would amend a state education law to require “vaccine science” in health curriculums.

Only 12 states currently include “vaccine science” in their public-school curriculum, Rosenthal has said, and New York should be added to that list. 

Reacting to the proposed law, David Randall of the National Association of Scholars suggests Rosenthal might be unaware that school children are the “lowest risk group” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“It's just not a proper use of scarce school hours,” he says. “There are more important lessons."

According to Rosenthal, however, her goal is not just to teach kids about medical pioneers such as Edward Jenner. Adding the state of New York to other states, she has said, would help stop the spread of “misinformation and disinformation” about vaccines. That statement drops a big hint at her views of the so-called COVID-19 vaccine that can create serious side effects, especially in young men, and requires a booster after five or six months. 

Meanwhile, a whopping 87% of New Yorkers in the state have gotten at least one COVID-19 jab, the official New York Dept. of Health website shows. That number is 90% of New Yorkers 18 and older.

In the wealthy Manhattan area, where Rosenthal represents District 67, 95% of New York County has gotten at least one vaccine, state statistics also show.   

Randall tells American Family News a future vaccine curriculum could be used as propaganda to promote leftist ideology.