Mandatory Experimental “Vaccines” Violate Nuremberg Code and Federal Law

OptEd by Dr. Steven Hotze

International and federal law makes it clear that it is illegal for businesses, organizations, and government entities to coerce or mandate individuals to take the experimental COVID-19 gene modification injection (experimental “vaccine”) as a condition of employment. It is also immoral. 

This experimental “vaccine” is not approved by the FDA. It has only been authorized under the Emergency Use Authorization Act (EUA)Emergency use authorization is not FDA approval. FDA approval of a medical product, drug or vaccine requires clinical trials in animals, followed by human clinical trials, to ensure safety. This routinely takes five years or longer. This experimental COVID-19 gene modifying injection has not undergone the clinical trials necessary for FDA approval. Therefore, its use in humans is strictly experimental.  

The Methodist Hospital System, in the greater Houston area, is coercing and forcing its 25,000 plus employees to be human guinea pigs for this experimental “vaccine” under the threat of being fired if they refuse. It is outrageous that an employer would coerce and force its employees to participate in an experimental “vaccine” trial as a condition for continued employment. Unless this illegal activity is blocked by the federal courts, a terrible precedent will have been set, opening the door for other organizations and government entities to mandate individuals to take this experimental “vaccine.” If allowed to occur, this will undermine and destroy our God-given, unalienable individual rights and liberties.

In writing to his Methodist employees, David Bernard, CEO of Houston Methodist, Baytown Hospital stated, “100% vaccination is more important than your individual freedom. Every one of you is replaceable.  If you do not like what you’re doing you can leave, and we will replace your spot.” This threatening language is reprehensible. It is coercive, illegal, and immoral. 

This type of compelled medical experimentation on humans violates the 1947 Nuremberg Code which was developed after the Nuremberg Trial of medical doctors who experimented on prisoners at Nazi concentration camps. Those physicians were convicted of crimes against humanity and executed.

The first principle of the Nuremberg Code is that an individual must freely give his informed consent to participate in a medical experiment. This requires that the individual be informed of the risks and benefits of the experiment. The individual must have freedom of choice without force, deceit, fraud, threat, solicitation, or any type of coercion. The Methodist Hospital System failed to inform its employees that they are taking part in an ongoing investigational “vaccine” trial, which is a medical experiment by definition, and that their informed consent is required under the 1947 Nuremberg Code and under federal law, 45 CFR Sec. 46.116.

Any business, organization or government entity that coerces or forces individuals by threats to receive this experimental COVID-19 gene modification injection without their freely given informed consent is in blatant violation of the Nuremberg Code and federal law. 

It is also a well settled legal doctrine under federal law that medical experiments must detail the benefits and risks associated with the experiment, so that individuals are enabled to make an intelligent, informed decision about participating.

The right to avoid forced human experimentation is a fundamental right.

Lawsuit Against Methodist Hospital   

Attorney Jared Woodfill filed a lawsuit, Bridges v. Houston Methodist Hospital, in Federal District Court in Houston, on behalf of 117 Methodist Hospital employees who have refused to take the experimental gene modification injection. They were suspended on June 7 and will be fired on June 21, 2021, if they do not receive the experimental injection. 

Eminent cardiologist Peter McCullough, M.D., who is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University of Medicine, Baylor Dallas Campus, served as the expert witness for the plaintiffs. Dr. McCullough testified in his expert witness affidavit, “Of the currently available vaccines for COVID-19 in investigational use in the United States none have received final full approval from the FDA. Rather, each one of the COVID-19 vaccines is an “unapproved product” that has been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The FDA itself refers to the COVID-19 vaccines as investigational products.” By definition, investigational means experimental. McCullough further testified that, “As a researcher and practitioner, this study, and others, credibly informs me that these mRNA/adeno viral DNA vaccines are not safe for their intended use.” Therefore, they are dangerous. 

On Saturday, June 11, the federal district judge ruled in favor of Methodist Hospital’s motion for dismissal. In the decision the judge wrote this about Bridges’ (the lead plaintiff) pleadings that the COVID-19 vaccines were experimental and dangerous, “This claim is false, and it is also irrelevant.”

The judge further opined, “Although her claims fail as a matter of law, it is also necessary to clarify that Bridges has not been coerced. Bridges says that she is being forced to be injected with a vaccine or be fired. This is not coercion.”

Coercion is the act of compelling an unwilling person to do something by using threats. Methodist Hospital threatened its 25,000 plus employees to be vaccinated or be fired. By definition this is coercion.

Jared Woodfill, attorney for the plaintiffs, will appeal this decision to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

You can view the lawsuit against the Methodist Hospital System here:  

Any business, school, organization, or government entity that mandates its employees, students or members to take this experimental gene modification injection will be liable for any injury damages that may occur. 

Not a Vaccine

I have written extensively about the dangers of the experimental COVID-19 gene modification injection (experimental “vaccine”).

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines a vaccine as a suspension of live or inactivated microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, or fractions of these microorganisms, which are administered to induce immunity and prevent infectious diseases. A vaccine stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific infecting organism, or pathogen, that can cause a disease. If you are immune to an infectious disease, then you can be exposed to the pathogen without becoming infected, and you cannot transmit the infecting organism.

In reality, the so-called COVID-19 “vaccine” is not a vaccine at all, rather it is an experimental mRNA gene modification procedure, which injects foreign mRNA, made in a pharmaceutical lab, into your body that then enters the cells of your body. This foreign mRNA, which carries genetic information, hijacks your cells, and causes them to produce the dangerous SARS-CoV-2 virus spike proteins.

It is this spike protein, independent of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, that has been shown to damage blood vessels, cause blood clots and damage multiple organ systems, including the heart, lungs, liver, brain, bone marrow, ovaries, and testicles.

The spike protein causes a hyperreactive immune response and inflammation. When the spike protein binds to ACE2 receptors on the host’s cells, it causes the immune system’s natural killer (NK) cells to destroy those cells.

In 2005 and 2012, experimental vaccines were developed and tested in animal studies against the coronaviruses that caused the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-1) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). A month later, the animals were exposed to the pathogenic coronavirus. The animals developed a hyperimmune response that led to a cytokine storm in the lungs and other major organs, causing most of the animals to die. The FDA would not allow either of these experimental coronavirus vaccines to undergo human trials because of the adverse events that had occurred in the animal studies. 

If you read the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca websites regarding their so-called COVID-19 “vaccines,” you will find that all of them state that their “vaccines” do NOT have FDA approval. They have only been authorized by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUS) Act. Obtaining FDA approval of a medication or a vaccine requires published animal experimental trials, followed by human clinical trials, which are experimental by definition. These may take five to ten years to complete. There have been no published animal studies on any of the experimental COVID-19 gene modification injections.  This type of experimental mRNA gene modification injection has never before been used in humans. This means that those individuals who have taken this experimental COVID-19 mRNA gene modification injection, are one of millions of human guinea pigs.   

By referring to it as a “vaccine,” the pharmaceutical companies acquire liability protection under the 2005 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP), This provides them with protection against lawsuits from people who may have been injured or killed by their experimental gene modification injections. Claiming that it is nothing more than another flu shot is a lie. In fact, it is an experimental COVID-19 mRNA genetic modification injection that will permanently and irreversibly damage your health and shorten your life span. Already, the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson experimental COVID-19 “vaccines” have been suspended due to adverse reactions and deaths.

Catastrophic Health Consequences

This experimental gene modification injection has the potential of causing the following significant and catastrophic health consequences:

  • Autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the cells of the body
  • Runaway production of the viral spike protein, causing a hyper-inflammatory reaction, known as an antibody-dependent enhancement reaction, that worsens the infectious disease process, causing a cytokine storm and leading to organ failure or neurological damage.
  • An increased risk of arterial inflammation and blood clotting
  • A disruption of the normal protein-producing abilities of the cells, which could lead to hormone imbalances, infertility and heart, liver and neurological diseases, among others
  • The development of Prion disease, where the spike protein causes abnormal folding of brain cell proteins, leading to neurodegenerative disorders, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), that is a spongiform encephalopathy, similar to mad cow disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Damage to the ovaries and placenta where the spike proteins concentrate, leading to infertility and miscarriages
  • Incorporation of the genetic modification of the mRNA into the DNA by means of reverse transcriptase, causing the genetic trait of producing the spike protein to be passed on to future offspring
  • Transmission of the spike protein from vaccinated individuals to those who are unvaccinated, leading to health problems in the unvaccinated

The experimental COVID-19 mRNA gene modification injection neither provides immunity nor prevents transmission of the virus. That is why the CDC recommends that individuals who receive it should still wear masks and social distance.  

Peter Doshi, Associate Editor of the esteemed British Medical Journal (BMJ), reviewed the available data from Pfizer’s human clinical trials and concluded that Pfizer’s claim of a 95% effective rate of the experimental “vaccine,” which is the Relative Risk Reduction (RRR), was false. In fact the experimental “vaccine” only had a 19% effective rate, or Relative Risk Reduction. At this low rate, it never would have been approved. However, the 19% RRR does not give a true picture of the vaccine’s lack of effectiveness. 

A better metric is Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR). ARR is the absolute percentage your risk of getting a disease decreases if you get a certain intervention, in this case, the experimental gene modification injection.  

This example will help you understand the difference between RRR and ARR. Let’s imagine that everyone has a 10% risk of contracting a specific infectious disease, therefore a 90% chance of not contracting the disease. If a certain pharmaceutical intervention decreases your risk of developing the disease to 8%, thereby increasing to 92% your chance of not contracting the disease, then Relative Risk Reduction, which is the effective rate, would be the 2% decrease in your risk divided by the 10% original risk which equals .2 or 20%. On the other hand, the Absolute Risk Reduction would be the 10% original risk minus the 8% new risk which equals 2%. Prior to the intervention you had a 90% chance of not contracting the infectious disease. After the specific pharmaceutical intervention, you had a 92% chance of not contracting the disease. With the pharmaceutical intervention you have really only improved you chances of not contracting the disease by 2%, which is your true, Absolute Risk Reduction.

You have to ask yourself what the risks are of having any of the multitude of adverse effects caused by pharmaceutical intervention. On the other hand, what alternative, natural intervention could you try that would have no adverse effects and would improve your immune system, thereby reducing your risk of contracting the disease?

The pharmaceutical company could claim that their product reduced the incidence of the specific disease by 20%, the Relative Risk Reduction, which sounds much better than an Absolute Risk Reduction of 2%. Of course, this would be misleading, but it would benefit the pharmaceutical company’s marketing and sales. The public is totally unaware of this marketing ploy. Few physicians even understand the difference.

Epidemiologist Dr. Ronald B. Brown noted in a March 2021 medical journal article that pharmaceutical companies focus on the Relative Risk Reduction, but fail to mention the more realistic and significant Absolute Risk Reduction. In the case of the Pfizer and Moderna experimental gene modification injections, Dr. Brown went on to report that the Absolute Risk Reduction in the pre-approval studies for Pfizer’s “vaccine” was 0.7% and Moderna’s was 1.1%. This proves that these experimental gene modification injections provide essentially no protection against the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 infection. Dr. Brown concluded, “Reporting absolute risk reduction is essential to prevent outcome reporting bias in evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy.” 

Since this experimental gene modification injection does not provide immunity to or prevent transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus, then why would you expose yourself or your family members to an injection that is likely to cause serious long-term, adverse health effects or death?

Numerous prominent physicians and scientists have also been warning about the potential catastrophic deaths that will be caused by this experimental COVID-19 mRNA gene modification injection. Dr. Michael Yeadon, former Vice-President and Chief Scientist for Allergy and Respiratory of Pfizer Pharmaceutical, warned “Your government is lying to you in a way that could lead to your death. They are going to kill you using this method. They are going to kill you and your family.” Others who share Dr. Yeadon’s concerns include Drs. Sherri Tenpenny, Simone GoldGeert Vanden BosscheDoug CorriganJudy MikovitsLee MerrittDolores Cahill, and Peter McCullough.

Mounting Experimental “Vaccine” Adverse Events and Death Toll

The experimental COVID-19 gene modification injections have been a massive health catastrophe, injuring and killing scores of Americans. The experimental COVID-19 “vaccines” should be banned immediately. Review the statistics below from the reported COVID-19 vaccine adverse events just in the first 5-1/2 months. Bill Gates, Tony Fauci, and the public health officials, conventional doctors and politicians, who have perpetrated this medical disaster, will one day be held accountable for their actions.   

Between December 14, 2020, and June 4, 2021, the U.S. government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had received 5,888 reports of death and 19,597 hospitalizations. Incredibly, the CDC refuses to admit that any of these reported deaths were related to the experimental COVID-19 injection.

In the previous 13 years, August 1, 2007–November 30, 2020, only a total of 3,001 vaccine deaths from all vaccinations were reported to VAERS. That averages 231 reported vaccine deaths per year over 13 years. In less than six months, there have already been 5,888 deaths reported to VAERS from the experimental COVID-19 gene modification injection. This demonstrates how incredibly dangerous this experimental COVID-19 gene modification really is.

There have also been 329,021 adverse reactions due to the experimental COVID-19 injection reported to VAERS during the past 5-1/2 months. Studies have shown that only 1% of adverse reactions to vaccinations are reported to VAERS. This means there could have been upwards of 33 million adverse reactions.

The following adverse events, between December 14, 2020, and June 4, 2021, have been reported to the CDC and have been verified with a permanent VAERS number. 

5,888           Deaths

19,597         Hospitalizations

43,891         Urgent care visits

58,800         Office visits

1,459          Cases of anaphylaxis

1,737          Cases of Bell’s Palsy

5,885          Life threatening events

2,190          Heart attacks

1,087          Cases of myocarditis/pericarditis

1,564          Cases of thrombocytopenia (low platelets)

    652          Miscarriages

15,052         Severe allergic reactions

4,583          Disabling illnesses

In 1976, there was a massive Swine Flu vaccination program, in which 55 million Americans were vaccinated. Because there were 500 cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurodegenerative disease, and 25 total deaths reported as a result of this vaccination, the Swine Flu vaccine program was abruptly halted and considered to be a public health disaster. The Swine Flu debacle pales in comparison to the massive death and suffering caused by this experimental COVID-19 gene modification injection. Any other drug or vaccine with these disastrous results would have already been banned.

This has all the appearances of an evil eugenics, depopulation program concocted by the likes of Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, Anthony Fauci, and their ilk. Watch Bill Gates’ TED talk on depopulation and vaccinations, goal of the wealthy elite and world leaders, who are working to establish a New World Order, is to dramatically reduce the world population, causing billions to die. The experimental COVID-19 gene modification injections appear to be the wicked means by which they intend to accomplish this,  

Stand Firm and Protect Yourself 

You may have family members, friends, your doctor, your employer, businesses, and government agencies who will attempt to intimidate, coerce or force you to take this experimental gene modification injection. You must educate yourself and be ready to defend your position to refuse the experimental COVID-19 gene modification injection.

As a Christian and as a medical doctor, it is my moral responsibility, like a watchman on the wall, to warn you and protect you from this impending disaster. Please pass this information on to your family members, friends, fellow church members and associates.

Stay as far away from the experimental COVID-19 gene modification injection as you would a West Texas rattlesnake.

Stand firm and just say “No!”  

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

Faith in God conquers fear.  

If you have suffered injury from this experimental COVID-19 “vaccine,” or if you know of anyone who has died or been injured from this experimental “vaccine” then contact my office at (281) 698-8698 or on our website at 

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Dr. Steven Hotze

Dr. Hotze is the Founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International. Dr. Hotze received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hotze believes that everyone deserves a doctor and a team of professionals who can coach them onto a path of health and wellness, naturally, so that they can enjoy a better quality of life without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of Hormones, Health, and Happiness, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness and Do A 180. Suzanne Somers dedicated an entire chapter to Dr. Hotze in her New York Times best seller, Breakthrough. “This Texan doctor is going to steal your heart,” writes Somers. “He has so much energy he can’t wait to get to his office each day.” Dr. Hotze has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show and The Biography Channel. He has also appeared on the morning program, Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan. Dr. Hotze hosted “Health & Wellness Solutions” radio show on KSEV 700 AM and “Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution” radio show on KPRC AM 950 and iHeart radio. He currently hosts the Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution podcast. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Janie, for 52 years. They have 8 children and 23 grandchildren.