Top Immunologist Dr. Hooman Noorchashm Regrets Voting for Joe Biden After Vaccine Mandate

An immunologist has said he regrets voting for Joe Biden because of the president's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, a former assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has argued that Americans who already have antibodies from an infection should not be told to get inoculated.

Noorchashm said any move to mandate Americans who had recovered from the virus to get vaccinated was, "unscientific, unethical and illegal!"

And he accused Biden of giving one of the most "destructive and divisive speeches" ever given by a president in announcing plans to make all private businesses with 100 or more employees to require staff to have a COVID vaccine or get tested regularly.

Biden has also announced that all healthcare workers and federal contractors must get vaccinated, meaning the vaccine rules could apply to more than 100 million people.

In a series of tweets, Noorchashm condemned Biden and his administration and stated that he voted for him as "a McCain republican."

Noorchashm added on September 10: "It was an error and I now regret it.

"Last night's chest beating press conference by @POTUS was one of the most destructive and divisive speeches ever given by a US president who claims 2 B a well-reasoned uniter, acting on science.

I voted for Biden....As a McCain republican.

It was an error and I now regret it.

Last night's chest beating press conference by @POTUS
was one of the most destructive and divisive speeches ever given by a US president who claims 2 B a well-reasoned uniter, acting on science.

— Hooman Noorchashm MD, PhD (@noorchashm) September 10, 2021

"LET ME BE CLEAR @POTUS: To mandate vaccination of any COVID-recovered American against his/her will is unscientific, unethical and illegal! @WhiteHouse U have overstepped and are operating in dangerous territory when it comes to already immune Americans. Cease and desist!"

He added: "Natural Immunity is AT LEAST AS GOOD as 'full vaccination'! No justification for @POTUS not allowing automatic exemption for the COVID-recovered!"

Noorchashm has recently been cited in a lawsuit by a Michigan State University employee who is suing her employer over its vaccine mandate.

Jeanna Norris, an administrative associate, also argues those who have COVID-19 antibodies to be exempt from the vaccine mandate.

"I consulted with Dr. Hooman Noorchashm on August 21, 2021 and August 26, 2021 about receiving a vaccine in light of my natural immunity. Dr. Noorchashm advised me that immunization was medically unnecessary," Norris said in a declaration.

"The University is forcing me to choose between performing my professional duties to the best of my ability and protecting my personal health," the lawsuit states.

"The University is also forcing me to choose between protecting my constitutional right to bodily autonomy, privacy and protection and keeping my job, which is the lifeblood of my family's livelihood."

There have been a number of studies which have suggested people who have had a natural infection will produce antibodies which will protect them from COVID-19, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that the best way to protect you and others is by getting the vaccine.

Announcing the vaccine mandate on Friday, Biden said: "This is not about freedom or personal choice. It's about protecting yourself and those around you — the people you work with, the people you care about, the people you love," Biden said.

"My job as President is to protect all Americans."

The president also described his frustration at the 80 million eligible people who have still not got the vaccination, as well as the "distinct minority of elected officials" who are "keeping us from turning the corner" in the pandemic.

"These pandemic politics, as I refer to, are making people sick, causing unvaccinated people to die," Biden said.

"We cannot allow these actions to stand in the way of protecting the large majority of Americans who have done their part and want to get back to life as normal."

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Joe Biden speaks about combating the coronavirus pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on September 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images