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Hospital beds drying up as cases rise in several states; California professor sues to avoid vaccine: Latest COVID-19 updates

USA Today, Aug. 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

Hospital beds drying up as cases rise in several states; California professor sues to avoid vaccine: Latest COVID-19 updates

An [associate clinical] professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California-Irvine is suing the university system over its vaccine mandate, arguing that he has “natural immunity” from having contracted the virus and does not need inoculation. Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who had COVID-19 last year, is asking a U.S. District Court for an injunction that will allow him to work without getting vaccinated and also requesting that the policy be ruled unconstitutional, the Orange County Register reported. The UC system said in July that all students, faculty and staff would have to be vaccinated against COVID.