via Alex Berenson
Just so we’re clear: they’re not doing this because they think vaccines work - but because they know vaccines don’t
Keep hope alive.
The Sunday Times has just reported that Boris Johnson is giving up on the idea of vaccine passports or making businesses check vaccine status.
Again, this is not because Britain - where 80% of people over 16 are fully vaccinated - has controlled Covid. The opposite, in fact.
Other data show that only about 25% of deaths in Britain are among the unvaccinated - and that vaccinated people over 40 are actually MORE likely to get Covid than the unvaccinated.
The truth always wins. Now that one big country has made a long overdue concession to reality, will the rest follow?
Not if Uncle Joe can help it…
Biden’s vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.
President Biden offended millions of Americans and accused 80 million unvaccinated Americans of extending and intensifying a viral pandemic. He announced that all federal employees and contractors will be required to take the COVID "jab." Also, private companies with more than 100 employees will be forced to mandate the vaccine or test workers weekly. If they don't comply, they face fines of up to $14,000 for each violation.
From Peggy Hall, The Healthy American
No president, governor, no boss can mandate you to do anything, they have NO authority to go against your God given right
Can they mandate you to have a hysterectomy, sleep with them, get a vasectomy or an abortion? NO.
You are not asking, you are notifying them that you are exempt…
We are no longer nice, we are informing you that I am exempt
Ignore them and find another way
Work at home, no testing no jab
Show me the FDA approval of the test and/or the masks and the jabs (there is NONE)
You have the right to decline
Being sick is NOT against the laws
If you are sick, you are covered under the ADA
Biden Orders ‘Sweeping,’ ‘Unprecedented’ Vaccine Mandates for Millions of Americans, Politicians Vow to Fight Back
President Biden on Thursday laid out a plan to boost vaccination numbers that includes vaccine mandates for all federal contractors, healthcare workers and businesses with more than 100 employees — who face thousands in fines if they don’t comply.
In his most forceful move yet, President Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal COVID vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — including private sector employees, healthcare workers and federal contractors — threatening thousands in fines for businesses that do not comply.
In his speech, Biden made no exception for the millions of Americans with natural immunity, and did not mention exemptions for those with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs — as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in a Wednesday press briefing had suggested would be the case.
“We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said. The unvaccinated minority “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”
According to the Associated Press (AP), Biden’s latest move is driven at least in part by self-interest, as he tries to defend his own job performance on the issue most important to voters.
The resurgence of the virus has sent Biden’s poll numbers to the lowest point yet of his presidency, AP reported. An AP-NORC poll conducted in August found 54% of Americans approved of Biden’s stewardship of the pandemic, down from 66% the month before, driven by a drop in support among Republicans and political independents.
‘Most dramatic steps to date’ could spur legal challenges
Biden announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees that together employ more than 80 million workers to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.
OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to introduce the vaccine requirement. Companies that fail to comply could face fines of $14,000 per violation, Biden said.
Biden noted many large companies already require vaccinations. “The bottom line — we’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated coworkers,” he said.
The expansive rules also mandate that roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid get fully vaccinated, and require vaccination for employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government — with no option to test out, AP reported.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will separately require vaccinations in Head Start Programs, as well as schools run by the U.S. Department of Defense and Bureau of Indian Education, affecting about 300,000 employees.
Although Psaki said Wednesday Biden’s order for executive branch workers and contractors includes exceptions for workers seeking religious or medical exemptions from vaccination, federal workers who don’t comply will be referred to their agencies’ human resources departments for counseling and discipline, to include potential termination.
As part of the plan, Biden also called on large entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing for entry, and required employers to give their employees paid time off to get vaccinated.
In addition to vaccination mandates, Biden plans to double federal fines for airline passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights or to maintain face covering requirements on federal property, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
The new rules amount to the most dramatic steps to date to get more Americans vaccinated. Once cautious of vaccine mandates, the Biden administration is now wholly embracing them, CNN reported.
Administration officials acknowledged the requirement for large employers could be challenged in court. But they said their hope was that federal rules would provide legal cover for businesses that want to require vaccines for employees.
Critics react to government overreach and vaccine mandates
“Anthony Fauci’s vaccine-centric policies have given America more COVID deaths and cases than any other nation,” Kennedy said. “With 4.2% of the global population, America has suffered 14.5% of all COVID deaths.”
Kennedy said Biden’s admonition that we must “trust the expert” has become a substitute for scientific literacy and common sense and a gateway to tyranny.
“His move to force universal obedience with an unwanted, ineffective and potentially dangerous medical intervention is anti science, anti-democratic and anti American,” Kennedy said.
“Americans don’t respond well to coercion. The White House crusade to silence debate and censor critics of this disastrous policy has further transformed bad policy into an attack on our fundamental values. It is therefore bound to further divide a dangerously polarized nation.”
Abbott, who has resisted making vaccinations mandatory in any form in Texas, dubbed Biden’s move a “power grab,” and said Texas is already working to halt it.
Shortly after the announcement, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson tweeted a statement that read, “this heavy-handed action by the federal government is unwelcome in our state and has potentially dangerous consequences for working families.”
In another tweet, Parson said his administration “will always fight back against federal power grabs and government overreach that threatens to limit our freedoms.”
Missouri Attorney General and Republican Senate candidate Eric Schmitt called the mandate an overreach and said it “will not stand in Missouri.”
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, vowed to “push back” against Biden.
“This is exactly the kind of big government overreach we have tried so hard to prevent in Arizona — now the Biden-Harris administration is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way,” Ducey wrote in a tweet. “This will never stand up in court.”
“This dictatorial approach is wrong, un-American and will do far more harm than good,” Ducey added in another tweet. “How many workers will be displaced? How many kids kept out of classrooms? How many businesses fined? The vaccine is and should be a choice. We must and will push back.”
outh Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said her state is ready to hold the Biden administration legally responsible for the “unconstitutional rule.”
“My legal team is standing by ready to file our lawsuit the minute @joebiden files his unconstitutional rule,” Noem wrote in a tweet. “This gross example of federal intrusion will not stand.”
“This is unconstitutional,” said Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) “The U.S. Constitution does not give the president this type of authority. No where in Article 2 of the Constitution will you find anything that even remotely gives the president this kind of power.”
Rep. Barry Moore, (R-Ala.) said in a tweet:
“This is blatantly unconstitutional. The decision to get vaccinated lies between you and your doctor – NOT the federal government. We must fight back against medical tyranny that dangerously violates Americans’ individual freedoms.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), a physician, said in a tweet, “vaccine mandates that ignore natural immunity ignore the science, are unscientific and should not be adhered to or promulgated by the government.”
In a statement to Fox News, Rep.Greg Murphy (R-NC), a practicing physician member of the GOP Doctors Caucus, said he is against government vaccine mandates, saying the decision should be made by patients who have consulted with their doctors.
“As I have repeatedly said, the decision about whether or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, like every other medical decision, is one that should be made between a patient and a doctor,” Murphy said. “The government does not know what is best for each patient, nor do they have the authority to dictate patient-doctor healthcare decisions.”
More than 177 million Americans (53%) are fully vaccinated against COVID, but confirmed cases have shot up in recent weeks to an average of about 140,000 per day, despite vaccination, according to data from the CDC.
Last month Biden announced plans to make boosters available beginning Sept. 20, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had not approved a third dose for the general population.
Federal officials are moving ahead with plans to begin administering booster shots of mRNA vaccines — a decision that created tension between the FDA, CDC and Biden administration and led to two top FDA officials announcing their resignations.
The FDA is scheduled to hold an advisory meeting Sept. 17 to discuss approval of boosters, just three days before the roll-out is set to begin. Only the Pfizer vaccine will likely have received regulatory approval for a third dose by that time.
Let your Governor, State Legislators, Congressman/woman, and the White House, know that you OPPOSE this violation of your human rights.
My message to President Biden is instead of providing IMMUNE HEALTH INFORMATION AND SUPPLEMENTS and bringing our nation back together, you egregiously bully Americans who are suffering to listen to your tyrannical tactics. Maybe you have not read the reports on VAERS that 15-45,000 people have died and close to a million people have experienced serious side effects from the jab but we have.
States, not the federal government, have responsibility to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens under their state Constitutions. Our country was designed as a federation of states to prevent this exact type of federal abuse of power that the President is attempting. The federal executive branch of government has no authority to mandate a violation of a person’s inalienable right to bodily autonomy. Emergencies or no emergencies, federal and state governments cannot force medical procedures on to the public. Using OSHA as a work around to force a White House agenda on people’s lives will not stand constitutional scrutiny. Human and constitutional rights to bodily integrity are blatantly violated by the White House’s Executive Order and Covid Plan.
President Joe Biden earlier in the day signed an executive order to require all federal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. There would be no option to opt out via COVID-19 testing. The mandate also applies to government contractors and their employees.
The president later announced he would direct the Department of Labor to create a rule to have companies with over 100 employees mandate vaccinations or weekly testing, a move that impacts more than 80 million workers in the private sector.
At least 19 governors and two attorneys general immediately issued statements disagreeing with the administration’s move, with several vowing to defy it.
They include the governors of Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming.
…“I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Twitter.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued a statement on Twitter, saying, “South Dakota will stand up to defend freedom. @JoeBiden see you in court.” She later shared another Twitter post saying that her legal team is prepared to stand up to the Biden administration’s mandates.
via Alex Berenson
The White House spinmasters, aided by the New York Times, are now resorting to calculating Covid infection and hospitalization risk for vaccinated people on a per-day basis.
This statistic is so nonsensical as to be almost comic. Practically any risk will seem tiny over a single 24-hour period. To take just one example: a 90-year-old woman has a 1 in 8 chance of dying before she turns 91. But her risk of death per day is only about 1 in 3,000 (not far from the 1 in 5,000 per day risk the Times has calculated for a vaccinated person to get Covid).
So when Biden said the risks of being hospitalized with Covid if you’re fully vaccinated are 1 in 160,000 per day, what he meant was that upwards of 1,000 vaccinated people are now being hospitalized every day. At least.
Because the vaccines work!
That aside, the speech was what we’ve come to know as classic Biden - loud and empty, in the style of Brezhnev or a late Roman emperor whose name no one knows. If he’d really been serious about forcing unvaccinated people to take the shot, he would have announced a vaccine requirement for air and other interstate travel and entry to federal buildings. Remember, he’s required you to wear a mask to fly - he could at least try to force a vaccine.
But whether because of airline lobbying or because he fears the Supreme Court is done with Covid nonsense - as it pretty clearly showed in striking down the ridiculous eviction ban last month - he didn’t. Instead he once again leaned on companies to do what he cannot. But only companies with more than 100 employees.
To quote my two-year-old - Because why? The ro don’t care about small companies, I guess.
But the plan does have one truly disastrous element: the vaccine mandate for health care workers. The current hospital crisis has little (or nothing) to do with Covid hospitalizations, vaxxed or unvaxxed, and everything to do with the fact that a large fraction of nurses and other medical staff would rather quit than be vaccinated. A fact all by itself should cause you to question both the seriousness of Covid for healthy adults and the usefulness of the vaccines.