10.2.23 – Epoch Times 

“COVID Vaccine Mandates Begin in Red State – Texas”

By Matthew Lysiak

**COMMENT FROM DONNA GARNER:  Dr. Paul Klotman is the president of the Baylor Medical Center. Both he and Dr. Peter Hotez have been unrelenting supporters of the COVID vaccines even when the jabs have been proven to be ineffective in preventing people from getting COVID and have been documented widely to cause long-lasting health problems and rising death rates.

Please see the long list of some of the medical/scientific articles posted at the bottom of this page that are on my website – DonnaGarner.org

Also, please notice the dates on which the world knew the truth about COVID and its spread – all during the time that Dr. Klotman and Dr. Hotez were clinging to their medically inaccurate beliefs and were forcing the COVID vaccines upon all Baylor Medical Center employees by 10.1.21.

One other thing – it is not a “coincidence” that important efforts to pass anti-COVID mandates (HB 81, SB 177) were delayed until right at the end of the legislative session and the House impeachment of TAG Paxton reared its ugly head. 

“Timing is everything” in politics. I suspect Dr. Klotman and Dr. Hotez were gleeful that HB 81 and SB 177 were never brought to the floor for a vote -- https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=88R&Bill=HB81 

All Texans need to take a stand and let Gov. Greg Abbott know that we expect HB 81/SB 177 – “The Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Freedom Act” -- to be placed on the agenda for the Third Special Session which is to begin at 1:00 P. M. on Oct. 9, 2023.

Note: According to this link (https://www.bcm.edu/about-us/affiliates), the Baylor Medical Center is affiliated with the following:  

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Texas Children's Hospital

CHRISTUS Children’s

Harris Health System

MD Anderson Hospital

Menninger Clinic


Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Baylor Scott & White Health

Central Texas Veterans Health Care


Excerpts from this article: 


The governor [Greg Abbott] has declared Texas “should be leading the fight against COVID tyranny,” but publicly funded institutions are still allowed to mandate vaccines. 

The implementation of vaccine mandates at one of the largest institutions in the red state of Texas [Baylor College of Medicine] has raised concerns over the diminishing state of health freedom while a law that would provide Texans with vaccine choice remains stalled by lawmakers.

The Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), a medical school and research center in Houston, Texas, announced last week that it will mandate the latest COVID booster shot for its students, faculty, and employees.

“An updated Covid vaccine has been approved by the FDA and is now available," the Sept. 28 statement from the school reads. "A single dose is recommended for individuals 6 months and older. Because protection from prior vaccination fades over time and this updated vaccine better matches the currently circulating strains the updated dose is recommended. Baylor faculty, staff, and students must get the COVID vaccine, or request a medical, religious, or personal exemption by Nov. 30.”

“Because of the concern in case numbers, some entities have reinstated mask mandates. BCM does not have a mask mandate, but if you are at high risk you may consider making a personal choice to wear a mask in enclosed indoor areas,” the statement adds.

In 2022, the number of employees listed at BCM was 11,288

The institution is within the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical center.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has publicly declared that his state “should be leading the fight against the COVID tyranny.” However, large publicly funded institutions are still allowed to impose vaccine mandates.

In September [2023] Mr. Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 29, which prohibits local governments from requiring COVID-related masks, vaccines, or business shutdowns. 

However, a separate bill, The Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Freedom Act,intended to block any Texas entity, including hospitals and private businesses, from mandating COVID vaccines for employees, remains stalled.

Texas State Rep. Brian Harrison, who has pushed for a statewide ban on vaccine mandates, told The Epoch Times that he is calling for Mr. Abbott to convene a special session of the legislature to protect patient rights.

“This is Texas. We should not tolerate this here,” said Rep. Harrison. “The governor should demand we pass the Covid Vaccine Freedom Act in a special session. This makes no sense that people aren’t protected. The Senate has passed it, the governor has called for it, and members of the House overwhelmingly support it. Now we need to do it.”

Despite support for the bill, it has been blocked from getting to the floor by Rep. Dustin Burrows, a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, who is in charge of the Calendar Committee, according to Mr. Harrison.

“The chairman waited until the very last day when a bill could be heard; then he put it on page nine or 10 knowing that mathematically there would be no chance for the bill to be heard in time,” said Mr. Harrison.

“If not for his act, 30 million Texans would have freedom from COVID vaccine mandates and because of his actions Texans still have to choose between their health and their livelihood,” he added.

Mr. Burrows didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, a practitioner in Texas and founder of Coalition of Health Freedom, told The Epoch Times that the return of mandates, especially in red state Texas, is catching a lot of people off-guard.

“Well, COVID mandates are alive and well in Texas and this could just be the beginning.”

Dr. Bowden noted that controversial vaccine advocate Dr. Peter Jay Hotez [infectious disease specialist] works at the BCM where he is the founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine. 

Dr. Hotez has made statements comparing those hesitant to take vaccines to “the anti-intellectualism promoted during the Nazi and Stalin periods of the 20th century.”

Dr. Bowden says that lawmakers in Texas who are looking to reform the current system are up against a powerful and well-funded machine in the medical industry, but that the stakes are too high to back down.

“Unfortunately, a lot of Texan politicians who people believe are on their side have been captured by the medical establishment,” said Dr. Bowden. “We need to keep the pressure on because if they can mandate their shot at Baylor College of Medicine, and get away with it, it will embolden others. The question Texans should be asking themselves now is, what are they going to mandate next?”

Mr. Harrison, who represents Odessa, Texas—which in September became the first Texas city to ban all COVID vaccine mandates—called the move to block patient protections “disgusting.”

“Texas should be leading the fight against COVID tyranny. Instead what we are experiencing is shameful and a disgrace.”




9.15.23 – “Dr. Peter McCullough: COVID Vaccines and Future Boosters – Not Safe for Humans” – by Naveen Athrappully – Epoch Times 一 VIEW ARTICLE

9.13.23 – “Should We Get COVID-19 Boosters? Here’s What We Need To Know” – from Florida Health Report 一 VIEW ARTICLE

8.29.23 – “COVID Mask Wearers Could Be Exposed to Toxic Chemicals: Study” – by Mary Gillis – Epoch Times 一 VIEW ARTICLE

8.29.23 – “CDC Quietly Removes COVID Vaccine Adverse Events Collection from Website” – by Jeff Childers – C&C News ー VIEW ARTICLE

5.15.23 – “Videos: The International COVID Summit III in European Parliament, Brussels” – by Dr. Robert Malone, MD, MS – Substack – VIEW ARTICLE

4.30.23 – “Texas AG Ken Paxton’s COVID-19 Vaccine Investigation Could Stick It to Big Pharma Execs” -- by Miranda Devine – New York Post – VIEW ARTICLE 

3.28.23 -- “Edward Dowd Finds 40 Percent Excess Deaths Were Caused by COVID Jabs”VIEW ARTICLE

2.14.23 – “Follow the Money Trail to Big Pharma’s COVID Vax” – by Henry W. Burke – VIEW ARTICLE

1.25.23 – “What the Public Needs To Know About COVID-19” -- from Physicians for Informed Consent -- VIEW ARTICLE

1.4.23 – “More Than 270 Sudden Cardiac Deaths in U. S. Athletes After COVID Vax: Peer-Reviewed Study” -- by Marina Zhang – Epoch Times – VIEW ARTICLE

1.1.23 – “Shocking Lab Investigation of COVID Vaccines” - by Joseph Mercola – Epoch Times –VIEW ARTICLE

12.21.22 -- “McCullough and Malhotra: The More Doses of mRNA Vaccines, the More Likelihood of Cardiac Harm” -- by Masooma Haq and Jan Jekielek – Epoch Times -- VIEW ARTICLE

12.21.22 – “Vaccinated Seen at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Infection: Studies” -- by Zachary Stieber – Epoch Times -- VIEW ARTICLE

12.4.22 -- “Found Dead at Home After COVID-19 Vaccination: Autopsy Series Finds an Array of Fatal Vaccine Syndromes” -- by Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH – Peter McCullough Substack – VIEW ARTICLE

11.8.22 – “Dr. Peter McCullough Being Systematically Canceled for His Resistance to the COVID Jabs” VIEW ARTICLE

10.9.22 – “Insurance Company Finds Triple-Vaxxed More Likely To Get COVID Than Unvaxxed” -- by Art Moore – World Net Daily -- VIEW ARTICLE

10.9.22 – “Long-Term Organ Damage after COVID-19 Vaccines Emerging in Medical Literature: Progression of Glomerular Kidney Disease Reported with More Shots“-- by Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH – Peter McCullough Substack – VIEW ARTICLE

9.12.22 – “Doctors and Scientists from 34 Nations Sign Medical Crisis Declaration Tied to COVID Shots – 6,453 Signees and Growing” – Lumen News – VIEW ARTICLE

9.2.22 – “Embalmers Have Been Finding Numerous Long, Fibrous Clots That Lack Post-Mortem Characteristics” -- by Enrico Trigoso – Epoch Times – VIEW ARTICLE

8.17.22 – “Dr. Robert Malone: Endless mRNA Jabs Are in the Works As the CDC and FDA Play ‘Hide the Data’” – by Dr. Robert Malone – reprinted by LifesiteNews -- VIEW ARTICLE

6.22.22 – “Trudeau Panics as Fully Vaccinated Account for 9 in Every 10 COVID Deaths in Canada Over the Past Month; 4 in Every 5 of Which Were Triple Jabbed” – The Expose – VIEW ARTICLE

6.2.22 – “Peer-Reviewed Studies Confirm That Vaccine and Mask Mandates Did Not Stop COVID Spread in Schools and Universities” -- by Enrico Trigoso – Epoch Times – VIEW ARTICLE

5.26.22 – “Texas Medical Board – The Perils of Government Overreach” – by Texas Senator Bob Hall -- Capitol Hall Report – VIEW ARTICLE

5.14.22 – “Thousands of Medical Professionals Demand Accountability for COVID ‘Corrupt Alliance’ Causing ‘Crimes Against Humanity’” – by Dr. Susan Berry – The Star Network – VIEW ARTICLE

5.1.22 – “Rheumatologist Robert Jackson: 40% of My 3,000 Vaccinated Patients Report a Significant Vaccine Injury” – by Steven Kirsch – Substack – VIEW ARTICLE

4.22.22 -- “Covid Update: What Is the Truth?” – by Dr. Russell L. Blaylock – Surgical Neurology International – VIEW ARTICLE

3.26.22 – “More Than 400 Studies on the Failure of Compulsory Covid Interventions” – by Dr. Paul Elias Alexander – Epoch Times – VIEW ARTICLE

3.14.22 -- “Steve Kirsch and Dr. Ryan Cole Discuss Dead People and Blood Clots As Stunning Graphic Evidence Is Filtering Up” – by Sage Hana – Steve Kirsch Newsletter – VIEW ARTICLE

2.16.22 – “New-Onset Kidney Diseases After COVID-19 Vax: A Case Series” – NIH – VIEW ARTICLE

2.14.22 – “U. S. Senator Ron Johnson’s 1.24.22 Senate Hearing on COVID” –-- from Henry W. Burke – EdViews.org – VIEW VIDEO -- VIEW ARTICLE

12.20.21 – “More Than 150 Comparative Studies and Articles on Mask Ineffectiveness and Harms Done” – by Dr. Paul Elias Alexander – Brownstone – VIEW ARTICLE

12.16.21 --“Dr. Peter McCullough, Jabs More Dangerous Than Covid Itself” – by Donna Garner – Edviews.org – VIEW ARTICLE

11.20.21 -- “Proof Lockdowns Don’t Work” – by Dr. Paul Elias Alexander – Brownstone – VIEW ARTICLE

11.16.21 – “Updated Overall COVID Deaths 50% Higher Among Vaccine Recipients – Pfizer Misrepresented Data” – by Alex Berenson – VIEW ARTICLE

10.9.20 -- “Have Well-Meaning Texas Leaders Learned Anything from Their Mistakes?” – by Donna Garner – EdViews.org – VIEW ARTICLE