Idaho Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Giving mRNA Vaccines

Idaho Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Giving mRNA Vaccines
A health care worker prepares a dose of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in a file image. (Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
Naveen Athrappully

Republican lawmakers from Idaho have proposed a measure that would make it a misdemeanor in the state to administer mRNA vaccines.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person may not provide or administer a vaccine developed using messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology for use in an individual or any other mammal in this state,” according to House Bill 154 (pdf), which was introduced by state Sen. Tammy Nichols and Rep. Judy Boyle on Feb. 15. “A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

In Idaho, conviction on a misdemeanor offense is punishable by jail time or a fine.

While promoting the bill before the state House’s Health and Welfare Committee committee, Nichols pointed out that there have been “more and more concerns rising” about mRNA vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines.

“We have issues that this was fast-tracked, there’s no liability, there’s no access to data, risk-benefit analysis has not been done, there’s no informed consent,” she said.

Nichols insisted that mRNA vaccines be treated in a “similar manner” to harmful drugs. She pointed out that there are “concerns of blood clots and heart issues” related to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines that need to be addressed.

COVID-19 mRNA Approvals

At present, three types of COVID-19 vaccines exist—protein subunit, viral vector, and mRNA. Vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer, which have been widely distributed, come under mRNA categorization.

Around 400 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and over 250 million Moderna vaccines have been administered in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mRNA vaccines use mRNA developed in a laboratory to teach cells in a human body to produce a protein or part of a protein that triggers an immune response. It’s that immune response that then creates antibodies to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.

State Rep. Ilana Rubel, a Democrat, questioned Nichols about fast-track approvals granted to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Rubel asked about the vaccines being initially approved under the “ordinary approval process” and subsequently passing the scrutiny of “normal tests.”

“I’m seeing conflicting reports in regard to that,“ Nichols said. ”So I’m actually having more information being sent to me to address that particular issue, because I’m finding that it may not have been done like we thought it should have been done or that it would have normally been done for an approval process, as an FDA-approved vaccine.”

Harms of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through November 2022, 25 percent of individuals who were injected with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were incapacitated the next day, with 8 percent ending up in hospitals or emergency rooms.
In an interview with EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders,” cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough called it “the most toxic vaccine by the CDC data that we’ve ever seen in clinical medicine.”

Cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra added, “I think all cardiovascular conditions have got worse because of the vaccine, and anything and everything that can go wrong with the heart has gone wrong with the heart as a result of this mRNA vaccine.”

Both doctors dismissed the claim of there being a higher risk of myocarditis—an inflammation of the heart muscle myocardium—from COVID-19 infection rather than mRNA vaccines. McCullough pointed out that other vaccines, such as those for smallpox, are also known to cause myocarditis.

In a Jan. 30 video statement on Twitter, Retsef Levi, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented his analysis of data from Israel which suggested that there was a 25 percent increase in the cause of “cardiac arrest diagnosis” among youths during the first half of 2021. During this time, the government launched a massive vaccine campaign in Israel.

Analysis of data from Australia, Scotland, and the UK, also “replicate the data from Israel,” the professor noted.

“At this point in time, all COVID mRNA vaccination programs should stop immediately,” Levi said in the video.

“By now, I believe that the cumulative evidence is conclusive and confirms our concern that the mRNA vaccines indeed cause sudden cardiac arrest as a sequel of vaccine-induced myocarditis. And this is potentially only one mechanism by which they cause harm.”