America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) is a non-profit group of physicians focusing on providing Americans with science-based information about COVID-19 and protecting the independence of physicians from government overreach.
AFLDS filed a lawsuit in New York state court against New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, alleging that the executive order creating a sweeping vaccine passport requirement in the city is racially discriminatory.
The complaint in the case alleges that de Blasio’s order that prevents most black residents from participating in ordinary commerce and social life is racist on its face and also has a “disparate impact” based on race.
Attorney Sheldon Karasik filed the complaint and said that the mayor’s order is racist and “continues the practices of Jim Crow.” Karasik compared the current charge with the Tuskegee Syphilis Study that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lied about for more than forty years.
The lawsuit argues that the mandate coerces healthy and naturally immunized persons into taking vaccines against their choice. It cites CDC Director Rochelle Walensky’s statement to CNN on August 6 that vaccines do not prevent transmission, referring to the delta variant of COVID-19.
AFLDS alleges that Constitutionally-guaranteed civil rights cannot be set aside to enable mandates for vaccines that do not stop viral transmission.
The case also alleges that only about 25 percent of the city’s black population has chosen to be vaccinated. As a result, the vast majority of a disadvantaged group will be hampered in purchasing food, consulting doctors, or visiting pharmacies.
The last stage of medical testing will not be completed until 2023, and many residents have decided not to take the vaccine at this point in its development.
Dr. Simone Gold is the founder of AFLDS and said, “Medical Apartheid is the civil rights issue” of the current time. She added that NYC’s mandates hurt black city residents the most and valid medical reasons for their concern about receiving the shots. Gold also said that science shows that black children have been most harmed by policies related to vaccines for hepatitis B, measles, pertussis, and rubella.