On May 26, 2021, the Washington Post printed an “Exclusive” on ICAN’s legal efforts which it described as powerful and effective, having “accomplished what it set out to do” by making its “mark on the early legal context over vaccine mandates.” High praise indeed! The article is therefore aptly titled Resistance to vaccine mandates is building. A powerful network is helping.
The Washington Post article specifically references, among ICAN’s other legal efforts, employee letters, university letters, and lawsuits initiated by ICAN’s legal team and supported by ICAN. These letters and litigations challenge mandates of an unlicensed and experimental product – COVID-19 vaccines. Dorit Reiss, a professor at University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, has taken note of these letters and lawsuits, stating that in preventing mandates, “I think that works.” It does, in fact, work in preserving informed consent, which is why ICAN supports these ongoing legal efforts, because without the ability to choose, informed consent is meaningless. If you cannot get a job, go to school, etc., without a vaccine, you don’t really have a choice.
The article also acknowledged that the legal team’s focus was shifting as “it has accomplished what it set out to do. [ICAN’s] attorneys have made their mark on the early legal contest over vaccine mandates, through commentary as well as legal communications and filings.”
As the Washington Post article said, “ICAN’s legal team remains active on other vaccine-related fronts.” This is true now and will be until every individual is able to give true informed consent when it comes to vaccines – that means, complete transparency regarding safety and efficacy, and the ability to choose without any coercion.