‘NOT BASED ON EVIDENCE’: Doctor Says California’s Vaccine Mandate for Kids May Be Politically Driven

Last week, Governor of California Gavin Newsom signed an order to mandate vaccinations for all school-aged children, the first of its kind in the nation. Now, some doctors are questioning whether or not this decision was based on any evidence.

“The decision that the governor made is one that’s really based on his personal beliefs that’s based in politics,” said Dr. Houman Hemmati on “Fox & Friends First.” 

“As a physician, the one thing that I’m taught, the one thing that we should all practice is evidence-based medicine, and the evidence-based decisions need to not just extend to the doctor-patient relationship, but also to policies that are made by politicians and public health boards.”

“When those aren’t done, we just have decisions that are made kind of flippantly with a disregard for the evidence that exists out there,” Hemmati added.

“There’s still a struggle to get to where we need to be,” Newsom said last week. “And that means we need to do more, and we need to do better.”