Monday, April 26, 2021

FL: Private School Says No Vaccine For Staff

Centner Academy (Miami's premiere private school for the leaders of tomorrow) has informed parents by letter that the staff and teachers are not to get vaccinated for Covid-19. 

The letter indicates that "we ask any employee who has not yet taken the experimental COVID-19 injection, to wait until the end of the school year." That sounds almost mild, until a few sentences later we arrive at "It is our policy, to the extent possible, not to employ anyone who has taken the experimental COVID-19 injection until further information is known."

You will have recognized the anti-covid-vax talking point that the vaccines are experimental. The school throws in some additional debunked talking points about the vaccine.

For example, tens of thousands of women all over the world have been reporting adverse reproductive issues from being in close proximity with those who have received one of COVID-19 injections e.g., irregular menses, bleeding, miscarriages, post menopausal hemorrhaging, and amenorrhea.

Well, no. That is not a thing that's been happening. But staff that are vaccinated will have to stay away from the students. Staff were required to fill out a "confidential form." 

Centner actually has a whole page on its website about vaccine policy, and it is equally fact-challenged:

There is a popular sentiment in the United States that the excessive mandatory vaccines are potentially damaging to children’s health. In the past 20 years, U.S. statistics demonstrate that children are experiencing doubled rates of Attention Deficit Disorder and learning disabilities, doubled rates of asthma, tripled rates of diabetes, and a rise in autism in every U.S. state at the rate of 600 percent.

But, they go on to say, they totally support students doing whatever they think is best. 

Scientists are not impressed. Actually, the word "aghast" turned up from one infectious disease specialist.

The New York Times reports that back in February the school hosted prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The co-founders of the school are Leila Center, formerly CFO of the Highway Toll Administration, and her husband David, "a successful inventor, serial entrepreneur, tech visionary and philanthropist, with pioneering ventures in Web development, online marketplaces and electronic toll collection."

And of course this is Florida, so one must assume that tax dollars could be used to send students to this $30K/year school. The letter appears below.


  1. These people are insane, but I think it was Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. who is the anti-vaxxer that visited the school.

  2. Wow! Does something happen to people's brains when they move to Florida???