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Christian medical ethics director on leave

(Standing For Freedom Center) Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, the director of the Medical Ethics Program for the University of California-Irvine’s School of Medicine, has been placed on investigative leave after challenging the University of California’s system-wide vaccine mandate in federal court.

Dr. Kheriaty, who contracted COVID-19 in July 2020, notes that he is an unlikely candidate to file suit considering that he helped develop the university’s ventilator triage guidelines and consulted on the state’s triage plan for medical resources. He also serves on the Orange County Vaccine Task Force and has encouraged others to engage in COVID mitigation strategies. As the COVID crisis wore on, however, he realized that the efficacy of the vaccines being administered was waning and so he adjusted to the data. He explained,

“…as our pandemic response unfolded, I became increasingly concerned about ongoing developments in medicine and public health, most especially about one-size-fits-all coercive policies that override informed consent and fail to take account of individualized risks and benefits."