Bloomberg: Three Cheers for Vaccine Mandates

Do you remember the official triumphalist narrative from two months or so ago which was that July the 4th was supposed to be Independence Day from COVID?

Bloomberg:

“(Bloomberg Opinion) — President Joe Biden has announced a requirement that federal workers get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be frequently tested and face other restrictions. He’s right — and other governments and businesses should likewise require vaccination for their employees. With the delta variant racing through the unvaccinated population, mandates are more essential than ever. The delta variant racing through the unvaccinated population, mandates are more essential than ever.

The delta variant is far more transmissible than earlier variants, and produces an exceptionally high viral load. This is true even when it infects vaccinated people, as it sometimes does. This means that even vaccinated people can sometimes pass the delta variant along to others — including unvaccinated children …

The Delta variant came along.

Suddenly, we are told by the media that we have to accept more draconian public health measures than at the very height of the pandemic even though deaths aren’t getting any worse.

The Atlantic:

“When you go to the airport, you see two kinds of security rules. Some apply equally to everyone; no one can carry weapons through the TSA checkpoint. But other protocols divide passengers into categories according to how much of a threat the government thinks they pose. If you submit to heightened scrutiny in advance, TSA PreCheck lets you go through security without taking off your shoes; a no-fly list keeps certain people off the plane entirely. Not everyone poses an equal threat. Rifling through the bags of every business traveler and patting down every preschooler and octogenarian would waste the TSA’s time and needlessly burden many passengers.

The same principle applies to limiting the spread of the coronavirus. The number of COVID-19 cases keeps growing, even though remarkably safe, effective vaccines are widely available, at least to adults. Many public agencies are responding by reimposing masking rules on everyone. But at this stage of the pandemic, tougher universal restrictions are not the solution to continuing viral spread. While flying, vaccinated people should no longer carry the burden for unvaccinated people. The White House has rejected a nationwide vaccine mandate—a sweeping suggestion that the Biden administration could not easily enact if it wanted to—but a no-fly list for unvaccinated adults is an obvious step that the federal government should take. It will help limit the risk of transmission at destinations where unvaccinated people travel—and, by setting norms that restrict certain privileges to vaccinated people, will also help raise the stagnant vaccination rates that are keeping both the economy and society from fully recovering.

Flying is not a right, and the case for restricting it to vaccinated people is straightforward: The federal government is the sole entity that can regulate the terms and conditions of airline safety. …”

The “unvaccinated” are not created equal.

The most vaccine hesitant group are people under the age of 20 years old. Young people have correctly concluded based on the science that the virus doesn’t pose much of a threat to them. How on earth is the case for taking drastic actions to restrict their civil liberties straightforward?

New York Magazine:

Swisher: No you don’t, no you don’t.

All right. Time for the big story. The newest trend in corporate America is vaccine mandates. Walmart, Disney, Facebook, Google are requiring some or all of their employees to be vaccinated to come to work. Walmart and Disney are two of the country’s largest private employers. Here’s a list of companies that are requiring vaccines: Netflix, Saks Fifth Avenue, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Delta, and United Airlines for new employees only … Morgan Stanley, the Washington Post, which was a surprise to me. Lyft, Uber, Twitter. What do you think? It’s not just employees — restaurants and Broadway shows are starting to require ticket holders to show proof of vaccination. Will this work or produce a backlash, Stephanie?

Ruhle: Who cares if it produces a backlash? They damn well should. Right? In France, every day we could turn on the TV and say, look at the protesters. What are there, a thousand protesters, 10,000 protestors? The first week Emmanuel Macron put the requirement in place, almost 4 million people in France got vaccinated. It works. And I guess I’m angry because for all the noise corporate America gives us about wanting to do the right thing and being leaders for social justice and writing letters for voting rights, here’s something they absolutely can do to protect our country, to protect their employees, to also pay back the government who just bailed out businesses big and small to the tune of trillions of dollars. And now do your part. Businesses have that giant carrot. You’re always going to have anti-vaxxers, right? But in the middle are all of these people, and especially youngish people who are like, “I’m healthy. I don’t really need it.”

But if you say to that person ‘Great, well — you can’t go to work, can’t go to a bar, can’t go to the gym, and can’t go to your favorite sporting event,’ they’re going to run out and get vaccinated. And I think it’s super-selfish and shortsighted that businesses … Remember when we first got the vaccines, we kept hearing that people who are fully vaccinated will be able to go to this store without a mask on. When was the last time anyone asked you your vaccination status when you walked in a store? When I’m in a store and I see people with masks on, they don’t seem to be people who aren’t vaccinated. More likely, they’re people who are being extra cautious.

This will be the next big wave of people getting vaccinated. And I think when the vaccines go from emergency approval to full approval, you’ll see a lot more businesses do it.

Swisher: Incentives have been tried. Monetary rewards, event tickets, time off. I just talked to the head of American — they were doing things like that, an extra vacation day for current employees. So what would be your argument that you should make them? I was like, “I don’t think I’ll fly American Airlines if I don’t know if all your people are vaccinated. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t think I will.”

Ruhle: I just think this argument that you can’t make people — I don’t know. I don’t like shots either, but when I walked my 5-year-old to show up for kindergarten on the first day, if he wasn’t vaccinated, my other choice was to homeschool. So we, of course, yes, boom, I’m going to get my kids vaccinated. So all of this is just crazy. …”

What is this based on except for terrible polling for the Democrats?

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21 Comments

  1. The public needs to understand that 95% + of politicians, journalists, etc are the enemy and act accordingly.

  2. “number of COVID-19 cases keeps growing,”

    CASES…..CASES….CASES

    I don’t want to know about cases. I want to know about deaths and long term disabilities.

    A ‘case’ could be three days of sniffles.

  3. “Will this work or produce a backlash, Stephanie?

    Ruhle: “Who cares if it produces a backlash? They damn well should.”

    “FORCE the fuckin’ proles to get shots! ‘You wanna continue to be able to buy your disgusting bacon double cheeseburgers & your cigarettes? To keep a trailer roof over your head & gas in your huge pickup truck? Then roll up your sleeve, Cletus!'”

    There’s only one way to deal with these cunt scum.

  4. I swear all this vaccine passport stuff is a precursor to worshipping the beast and his image.

    If this vaccine mandate gets more Draconian pretty soon we won’t be able to buy food without a vax passport

  5. Some brown politician in the UK caught the delta variant despite being twice vacced(boo hoo).
    As far as I’m concerned, every variant is the Wuhan variant………that’s where it begun. A bio weapon was released into the world. Make China pay.

  6. This is how the U.S. Government and state governments are compiling lists of Bad Whites, those who refuse the jab. The coloreds, most of whom fall in line anyway are exempt from all of this.

  7. Katie (KT) I would go further.

    Accepting the VAX is the mark of the beast, as noted in the Book of Revelation.

    Not ‘the’ mark of the Beast. St. John was writing for people of his own age, as he noted in the first chapter of Revelation (“…must SOON come to pass,” etc.)

    THAT ‘mark of the beast’ was the FISCUS JUDAICUS- the ‘Jewish Tax’ which Pagan Rome imposed on all of the race of Palestine (cuz it wasn’t ‘God’s Israel’ after AD 70!) as this new book illuminates:
    https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/reviews/the-fiscus-judaicus-and-the-parting-of-the-ways/

    But the principle of Godless, statist attempts to RULE over the People of God (now the Church- i.e., White Christian America, as just one of the ‘tribes’ of Israel- [cf. Gal. 6:16, I Pet. 1:1]) is contained in the construct, nevertheless.

    And so, the CZ heretics, worshiping the Phallic Idol of either the Multiculti religion of the Nigger or the Scofieldian Khazarian/’Jew,’ are correct in assigning the ‘mark of the beast’ to their version of Godless Rome.

    In any case, refusal to accept the ‘prick’ is both consonant with the Nuremberg Code, the Constitution, and the Hippocratic Oath.

    Barring that, outright Revolution. For the Second Amendment is there to guarantee the First.

    • And no, Brad. This is not ‘condoning violence.’ I’m merely illustrating what the FEDGOV is pushing us toward, and then (in typical Gnostic/Talmudic fashion) they ‘re-define’ words and terms, to utilize them for their own perverted ends and not for the ‘good of the country.’ Ha! As if….

    • Re: “outright Revolution”:

      But you CAN’T revolt successfully against science, reason and reality.

      Also, “the prick” (vaccination) is not a “mark of the Beast.” God gave us brains and He expects us to use them.

      • If the so called “vaccines” are safe, why do the pharma-companies not take responsibility in cases of damage?
        Why do you have to sign a consent form, releasing them from any responsibility if you develop heart problems, pneumonia, blood clots, or anything else suddenly?

  8. In the news today, a rich Florida Republican leader is calling life-saving vaccination “a false God” and “the mark of the Beast.” That’s what Catholic leaders called smallpox vaccination, and hundreds of thousands of poor Catholics (and Protestants they infected) listened and died needlessly of smallpox.

    The rich care nothing for the “herd” except to prey on it, and I mean prEy!

    • Re: The rich care nothing for the “herd” except to prey on it: The response of capitalist governments to the pandemic is clear proof. The only real “health” concern of government in the U.S. is for the health of big buisiness, i.e., the wealthy. When that health is assured, the herd counts for nothing. The wealthy will not hesitate fo commit (order) mass murder in the most barbaric fashion to preserve their stolen fortunes, and power and privilege. Learn accurate history wherever you can find it. Witness the barbaric public executions of tens of thousands of French people in Paris in 1871 to preserve the capitalist system:

  9. “Two weeks to flatten the curve.” Never believe or trust anything our Anti-White overlords tell us.

    • What you also shouldn’t trust and believe are your far right conspiracy theory websites, and Fox News.

      The two-week lockdown was too weak and haphazard; masking was also haphazard and effective masks (N-95) were not available, and to try to hide the extreme shortage of effective masks, people were told a lie that masking is not effective and they were advised to buy lots of sanitizer instead; testing was nil or minimal at first and the first U.S.-created tests were useless; contact tracing was rarely and very poorly done; quarantines were mostly voluntary, which means they were mostly not happening. What WAS being done, beginning BEFORE the two-week fake lockdown, was making sure those at the top of the class pyramid would not lose any money but gain instead – in fact they gave themselves trillions – while the pandemic was allowed to essentially run its course (with mere window-dressing palliatives) in the so-called “herd” culling the “worthless” or burdensome old and weak.

      REAL countries that took a thorough scientific, epidemiological, approach were able to crush and even eradicate the disease within their borders in just a few weeks, and they have extremely small death tolls compared to the U.S. and its satellites including Brazil, Indonesia and India. Thanks to capitalism letting the disease run free, it was able to mutate and adapt and “gain function” until the Delta variant appeared in India that is up to 1,000 times more infectious and a bit more virulent than the original, causing China, that was virus-free before Delta crossed its border with India, to decide to institute universal vaccination.

      In addition to universal vaccination, China has just instituted lockdowns in some cities and provinces where a few cases of the imported Delta have appeared, based on universal testing and very thorough contact tracing, to stamp out Delta before it takes hold because it is many times more contagious than the original. Speaking of the original, China is about to begin testing blood bank samples from 2019 to detemine whether the virus was present in Wuhan or other parts of China before it was discovered in Wuhan. Tests of blood banks and city sewage samples in the U.S. and Western Europe prove that it was present in many parts of the U.S. and Europe months before it was discovered (not by chance but by hyper-vigilant, perfectionist doctors) in China.

      • “Conspiracy theories” are inevitable when the people no longer trust or believe their “leaders”. Our Anti-White overlords have no credibility.

      • Everyone Concerned about COVID deaths, but when it’s vaccine related death it’s not a concern ???….

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