A private Miami school has banned its teachers from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, brandishing unsubstantiated arguments that contact with vaccinated people would be harmful to children.
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Centner Academy co-founder Leila Centner recently wrote a letter to staff in which she says vaccinated teachers will not be allowed to approach children. To those who have not yet received the injection, she asks not to do so until the end of the school year.
“Recent information has recently emerged that unvaccinated people have been negatively affected by interactions with vaccinated people,” said Centner, a claim that scientists say is false and has been refuted by fact-checkers.
“There is no evidence that vaccination causes a person to transmit the Sars-CoV-2 virus,” says Jamie Scott, professor emeritus who has worked on molecular immunology at Simon Fraser University in Canada .
“This is in fact impossible, since all vaccines cause cells to produce only the spike protein, and no other component of the virus,” the expert told AFP Factual, the de facto team. -checking from AFP.
Leila Centner adds in her letter that “thousands” of menstrual cycles have been affected by the vaccine and that the vaccine has caused a “366%” increase in miscarriages, which is not supported by any evidence.
Leila Centner relies for making these allegations on an article published on “The Daily Expose,” classified as media promoting “conspiracy and pseudo-science theories,” according to mediabiasfactcheck.com, which tracks and rates seriousness and reliability medias.
AFP Factuel also refuted this allegation in a recent article.
“There is no evidence suggesting an increased risk of miscarriages linked to anti-COVID vaccines,” said the British health agency, cited in this article.
The private school already indicated on its site before the pandemic that it was not mandatory for its students to be vaccinated.