The Daily Beast  |  July 20, 2021

The debunked medical claims aside, Lawrence Gostin, a Georgetown University global-health expert, said that while the motion filed could start a “legal flood against our vaccination system,” it will not stop the vaccination process that has been widely successful in the United States. But like Hotez, he worried about the real-world impact of legal quests like this one.

“This kind of [injunction] is a stain on the United States of America. Even launching the [motion], no matter what happens—they will lose it—just underlines to Trump supporters that this vaccine is not to be trusted,” he said. “That is what will cause thousands and thousands of preventable deaths and that’s utterly irresponsible.”

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