In an editorial published on Medium, America’s Social Credit System is Here: Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Will Tear the Union Apart, we received mixed reviews. Some applaud, others insult. There’s hardly balance. But one common criticism is that vaccines are required for schools and the armed forces; therefore, covid mandates are nothing different:
“You had to have 15 vaccines just to enter a public school. Were they also taking away American rights? What's so damn different about a 16th? George Washington insisted his army be vaccinated for smallpox to the point of going around holding men down if necessary. "Promote the general welfare" is also one of the jobs the government gave itself in the Constitution. I assure you a vaccine mandate is as American as apple pie.”
Smallpox is incomparable to Covid. Firstly, Washington did not demand his troops be “vaccinated,” but “inoculated” which was done by “rubbing smallpox sores into their arms or having them inhale it.” This was called variolation. It took about 20 years thereafter for a vaccine to be developed that targeted both cowpox and smallpox—cowpox being the natural vaccine; and the vaccine underwent many variations until the modern form in the 20th century.
We are not in 1777 with limited data upon which to work our assumptions of transmission and infection. The unvaccinated do not pose any greater risk to the vaccinated than the vaccinated pose to others. I will link to a couple studies here and here. The CDC has also admitted that it does not keep a database of the unvaccinated who spread covid after recovering. The vaccines have also posed an issue with regards to sterile immunity. While sterile immunity does not need to be elicited in order for a vaccine to be effective (see Polio), given the spike protein used in these vaccines, preventing the replication of the pathogen is vital to ensuring that the vaccinated do not have sufficient level of virus replication to spread the virus. This is a recognized issue, although a dismissed issue. The potential consequences being mass breakthrough infections, which we are currently seeing, and the vaccinated becoming “breeding grounds” for new mutations as the pathogen works within the body, eventually multiplying the virus as we have seen in the first post-mortem study.
If a defense of mass inoculation is your point, you need to be careful when considering the anthrax vaccine that was mandated for the armed forces. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan once wrote an opinion that “By refusing to give the American public an opportunity to submit meaningful comments on the anthrax vaccine’s classification, the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act.”
Currently, the FDA is set to release all information regarding the vaccines in 55 years, or in 2076 (per Reuters).
Therefore, when talking about forced vaccinations and “holding men down if necessary” as being “American,” let me assure you, it is not American. It’s also not American to require vaccination status upon entering restaurants, theaters, or other venues. Medical apartheid was never a part of American history, until now.
Lastly, “promoting the general welfare” may not involve dismantling our constitutional rights. That’s ridiculous and absurd. Not only is it unscientific, for the reasons I briefly outline above, but our freedoms guaranteed to us by birth (recognized and protected, not given nor able to be confiscated), is not up for grabs just because some people want to play the petty tyrant.