Student vaccinated without parental permission; mother’s lawyer threatens lawsuit

A mother in Kenner plans to sue after her 16-year-old son managed to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by turning in a consent form without a parent’s signature last week at an Ochsner Health school event, her lawyer said Saturday (Oct. 23).

“Suit is being prepared and will be filed,” Lafayette-based attorney Shelly Maturin told WVUE-Fox 8.

Maturin said he is representing Jennifer Ravain and her 16-year-old son, an East Jefferson High School student not of legal age to consent to receiving the shot he took last Wednesday at an Ochsner mobile vaccination event at his school. Maturin called the situation a “nightmare,” said it “should shock the conscience of all citizens of Louisiana,” and vowed in a written statement that “every legal avenue will be pursued to make sure that justice is served.” Local Fox 8

Poll: Majority of Americans Say Big Tech Censorship of Hunter Laptop Story Interfered With Election

Over half of Americans believe media censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story constitutes election interference, a new survey finds.

The survey from the Media Research Center found 49 percent of respondents said it was inappropriate for social media sites to suppress an October 2020 New York Post report that showed Hunter promised Ukrainian business partners access to his father. Twitter suspended the Post‘s account following publication and blocked users from sharing the link. Fifty-two percent of respondents said the blackout constituted election interference.

Big tech has come under fire over the past year for censoring posts on hot-button issues. Facebook has regularly removed or suppressed content that suggests COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab. The platform also removed posts from a Gold Star mother critical of Biden’s handling of the death of her son. Twitter this month suspended the account of Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.) after he referred to a transgender Biden official as a man. Source

Worthy News was censored for sharing the Hunter Biden story. Worthy News was also blacklisted for reporting on the potential Chinese lab leak in January 2020.

Pablo Escobar’s “cocaine hippos” are legally people, U.S. judge rules

The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or “interested persons” with legal rights in the U.S. following a federal court order.

The case involves a lawsuit against the Colombian government over whether to kill or sterilize the hippos whose numbers are growing at a fast pace and pose a threat to biodiversity.

An animal rights groups is hailing the order as a milestone victory in the long sought efforts to sway the U.S. justice system to grant animals personhood status. But the order won’t carry any weight in Colombia where the hippos live, a legal expert said.  Source: CBS News

Sen. Rand Paul: Fauci Should Be Fired After NIH Letter Admitting It Funded Gain-of-Function Research

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told “Axios” on Sunday that he wants Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), fired after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) admitted in a letter to Congress that it funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

“And so in the letter they acknowledge that, yes, the viruses did gain in function. They became more dangerous. So they’ve created a virus. It doesn’t exist in nature. It’s become more dangerous. That is gain of function,” he said.

“Now, they try to justify it by saying, ‘Well, it was an unexpected result.’ I’m not sure I buy that. Think about it. You take an unknown virus, you combine it with another virus, and you get a super virus. You have no idea whether it gains functions or loses function,” Paul said. –Source