(Miami) A Miami private school has banned its teachers from vaccinating against COVID-19, making unfounded arguments that contact with vaccinated people could harm children.
Centner Academy co-founder Leila Tsentner recently wrote a letter to staff saying vaccinated teachers will not be allowed to approach children. For those who have not yet received the injection, she asks not to do so until the end of the school year.
“Recently there was information that unvaccinated people were affected by interactions with vaccinated people,” said Mr.me Centner is, according to scientists, a false statement that has been refuted by several experts.
“There is no evidence that vaccination causes a person to transmit the Sars-CoV-2 virus,” says Jamie Scott, professor emeritus in molecular immunology at Simon Fraser University in Canada.
“This is actually not possible because all vaccines force cells to make only the spike protein and not the other components of the virus,” said AFP Factual, a fact-checking team.
False information about miscarriages
Leila Centner adds in her letter that the vaccine affected “thousands” of menstrual cycles and that the vaccine caused a “366%” increase in miscarriages, which is not supported by any evidence.
Leila Centner bases these claims on an article published in The Daily Expose classified as media promoting “conspiracy theories and pseudoscience,” according to mediabiasfactcheck.com, which monitors and evaluates the seriousness and reliability of the media.
AFP Factuel also denied this claim in a recent article.
“There is no evidence that an increased risk of miscarriage is associated with COVID-19 vaccines,” the British health agency, quoted in this article, said.
The private school already indicated on its website ahead of the pandemic that vaccination of students is not compulsory.