'Fraudulent' death certificate data at heart of college COVID mandate lawsuit

Vaccine mandates rely on CDC guidance based on state data that conflate deaths "with" and "of" COVID, removed law student claims.

Updated: August 28, 2022 - 11:11pm

Colleges lost the CDC this month as their all-purpose excuse for restrictive COVID-19 regimes that treat vaccinated students preferentially, but they might lose another excuse if a Massachusetts lawsuit moves forward.

A student kicked out of the private Massachusetts School of Law for refusing COVID vaccination is suing Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, the state public health commissioner and medical examiners for feeding allegedly fraudulent data to the feds, which used the data to help devise COVID guidance adopted by his school.

Many Massachusetts death certificates for people who died of other causes "wrongly list 'COVID-19' as a cause of death" when the virus "had no causal relationship" other than a positive test, John Paul Beaudoin Sr., who is representing himself, alleges in the Aug. 22 suit.

He lists examples, including 7-year-old Cassidy Baracka, whose Jan. 18 death was blamed on COVID complications. Beaudoin claims he tracked down a Jan. 15 report referring to Baracka in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, which said the child first became seriously ill "5min post vaccination." He posted the lawsuit and select exhibits on his personal website.

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"All these fraudulent misrepresentations aggregate to support a false narrative" that has hurt Beaudoin and society by "convincing institutions to coerce people under color of law to take an experimental biological product," the suit says.

Beaudoin is already suing MSLaw, which ignored his religious exemption request and "four pre-existing health issues consistent with thousands" of COVID vaccine reports in VAERS. But he needs the court to act against the state to prevent other law schools from conditioning his enrollment on vaccination, the suit says.

The CDC's COVID-specific changes to death certificate reporting, which critics argue inflated the pandemic's official death toll, have been challenged since the early days of the pandemic, but few elected officials have taken an interest. 

One exception is Oregon lawmakers who asked their U.S. attorney to convene a federal grand jury investigation into COVID statistical manipulation.

Massachusetts is already known nationally for bad statistics on COVID infection rates. It was one of three states named in a New York Times article in summer 2020 where officials discovered viral loads were too small to be infectious in up to 90% of "positives," likely because RT-PCR cycle thresholds were set too high.

This is the second federal suit against Massachusetts officials by the hearing-impaired Beaudoin, who enrolled in law school in 2020 after a 30-year career in semiconductors. He unsuccessfully challenged the state mask mandate on various grounds, including that "efficacy of face coverings is unsupported by science" and it prevented him from reading lips in communicating with others, according to a March 2021 dismissal order.