Diogo Braganca, who is from Portugal, is studying physics at Stanford where a university policy requires him to get a booster to remain enrolled.
Even though Braganca got the first COVID-19 jab, and now has natural immunity after catching the virus in January, he told Fox News he is being forced to get a shot that puts him at risk of myocarditis, the heart problem that occurs in some people who have gotten the Jab. The risk is especially high in young men, a statistic that Braganca knows about and that concerns him.
“If I cannot enroll, that means my visa gets cancelled,” he said, “and I have to go back to Portugal along with my wife and my kid, who are dependents."
According to the Fox News story, the booster requirement applies only to Stanford students but not to university faculty and staff.
Twila Brase, who leads Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, says Stanford is using “coercion” to force the graduate student to do something against his will.
“This student was infected with COVID already,” she says, “and therefore is the one who is the least likely to spread it to anyone, and the least likely to get it, because he's already been infected.”
Brase points out that none other than Dr. Anthony Fauci touted natural immunity in an interview years ago, and CDC data shows natural immunity is 2.8 times more effective than the man-made shot, she says.