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Cambridge, MA is a Dangerous Place for Children

The Cambridge Public School system continues to thumb its nose at parental concerns about dangerous mRNA injection mandates for kids. They’ve ignored our lawsuit and pleas at school committee meetings. They’ve ignored the fact that multiple children have been injured by the COVID shot, at least one even landing in the hospital. They continue to claim they’re all about “equity,” even as they exclude underprivileged children from sports and activities because they haven’t had an Emergency Use Authorization jab. And they’ve retained a vax mandate for the prom, even after pharmaceutical-happy NYC dropped its mandate.

That’s just not enough disrespect for their constituents. CPS has doubled down on the insanity and became one of the few districts in the whole country to expand its COVID vaccine mandate and extend it to the 2022-2023 school year.

The Dangerous and Authoritarian Policy

Come this fall, “all students must be fully vaccinated and up-to-date OR have received an approved exemption to participate in before or after school activities.” The full policy is here.

What does fully vaccinated mean? That definition could change at any time, but currently stipulates that older kids are required to get boosters:

The unaccountable Cambridge school committee and administration have ignored all expressions of parental concern, including these troubling facts:

  • The COVID “state of emergency” ended on June 15, 2021 in Massachusetts.

  • Vaccine effectiveness for ages 12-15 drops to 0 by four months; At 7 months, during omicron, it had negative efficacy, increasing chance of infection. Source: JAMA study

  • Increased emergency cardiovascular events among under-40 population in Israel during vaccine rollout and third COVID-19 wave Source: Nature journal

  • 500,000 Germans injured by COVID vaccines, survey by top hospital shows. Source: Josh Guetzkow, PHD

The Children of Cambridge Need Your Help!

We don’t know why CPS is taking such an extreme and dangerous stance, since they do not respond to constituent concerns. While our lawsuit works its way through the legal system, we need every good citizen to stand up and help.

Write an email and/or call the decision makers and tell them STOP THE MANDATE MADNESS! Children should NOT have to get a dangerous, ineffective shot to participate fully in school life. It is not the role of an individual school district to set vaccine requirements for kids, it’s a complete overreach of authority. Please also urge the school to disband its COVID-19 Health, Safety, and Facilities working group, which consists of vaccine and mask zealots.

Please, please, please: take ONE minute to help the innocent children by contacting these individuals who pose a direct threat to thousands of kids:

Victoria Greer, Superintendent: 617.349.6494 or

James Maloney, Chief Operating Officer: 617-349-6420 or

Cambridge Public School Committee: 617.349.6620 or

Appendix: Full List of Those Responsible for Harming Children

Cambridge Public School Committee members

COVID-19 Facilities Working Group

  • Carolyn Turk, Ed.D., CPS Deputy Superintendent

  • Jill Crittenden, PhD, MIT; Co-chair, COVID-19 Cambridge Expert Advisory Panel; Member, & CPS Parent

  • Mary Elizabeth Cranton, Math Interventionist, Cambridge Street Upper School and CEA Executive Board

  • Lisa Dobberteen, MD, Pediatrician & Medical Director, School Health and Public Health Programs

  • Helen Jenkins, PhD, BU School of Public Health & CPS parent

  • James Maloney, CPS Chief Operating Officer

  • William McDonald, CRLS Science Teacher; CEA Vice President

  • Jamie Lichtenstein, PhD, Emerson College & CPS parent

  • Tracy Rose-Tynes, MS, RN, Associate Chief, Clinical Services; Nurse Manager, School Health Services

  • Martin Aryee, Merkin Institute Fell at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Institute Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, CPS Parent

  • Margaret Jeram, Grade 5 Teacher, Morse School and CEA Health & Safety Committee

  • Alisa Khan, MD, MPH, Pediatric Hospitalist, Boston Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Vedad Konjic, CPS Director of Facilities

  • Ena Valenzuela, Board Member Cambridge Special Education Parent Advisory Council & CPS Parent

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