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U.S. Judge upholds COVID-19 vaccine requirement for those with ‘natural immunity’

Reuters, Sept. 30, 2021

September 30, 2021

U.S. Judge upholds COVID-19 vaccine requirement for those with ‘natural immunity’

A U.S. judge upheld the University of California’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement against a challenge by a professor who alleged he had immunity due to a prior coronavirus infection, in what appears to be the first ruling on the issue. U.S. District Court Judge James Selna in Santa Ana, California, said the university system acted rationally to protect public health by mandating the vaccine and not exempting individuals with some level of immunity from an infection. … Selna’s ruling denied a motion for a preliminary injunction by Aaron Kheriaty. And while Selna said the professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine did not show a likelihood of success, Kheriaty said he plans to continue the litigation.