Misinformation and disinformation, especially regarding COVID-19, is a frequent topic of discussion.
According to the Biden administration, false or misleading information about COVID-19 or vaccines is
an urgent threat to public health.
In the video at the link, an activist called Imran Ahmed says misinformation is a “biosecurity threat” that “kills” people. Anthony Fauci calls disinformation an “enemy of public health.”
Sounds really, really serious, doesn’t it? Like war or something.
If Fauci intends to go to war against disinformation and misinformation, then he can start with the person occupying the Oval Office: Joe Biden.
Biden gave an amazingly startling and angry speech recently in which he announced his controversial (alleged) vaccine mandate that will apply to all companies in the United States with 100 or more employees.
Myriad news articles have been written about the alleged “mandate” as if it’s a done deal: discussing what it means, how it will affect 80 million Americans, how companies may welcome the “mandate” as “cover” for what they wanted to do in the first place.
News flash! There is no mandate. That’s misinformation and disinformation.
While Biden may have the legal authority to mandate vaccinations for federal employees and contractors through executive order–which remains to be seen–he has not instituted any vaccine mandate for private employers nor has his administration.
By the way, the EO pertaining to contractors applies only to future contracts and exempts contractors working outside the U.S., Indian tribes, and grants. (Let’s not anger academics, social workers, activists, or scientists.)
What? There’s no mandate? But didn’t Biden make a speech announcing it? Well, yes he did, but it’s a head fake, isn’t it?
The proposed rules, which have yet to be drafted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, would carry fines of up to $14,000 per violation for the businesses, and cover about 80 million private-sector workers.
Got that? Haven’t been written yet!
So why announce something that’s not even been written yet? Because until it is drafted and imposed, nobody has “standing” to sue and, in the meantime, employees who fear losing their jobs and livelihoods–seeing their families impoverished as a result–will be terrorized into taking the jab.
Isn’t that special, coming from the most empathetic president ever?
As if the terror of an over-18-month-long pandemic hasn’t taken enough of a toll, this president sets out to deliberately attack and threaten citizens with whom his “patience is wearing thin.”
Here’s the deal. They know this is unconstitutional. They know it will be “shot down” in the courts. They HOPE, however, that the threat will accomplish much of what they want (by any means necessary) and then they won’t have to figuratively break anybody’s legs if they refuse to comply with their bullying demands.
Just as the Biden administration knew the eviction moratorium was unlawful, because it was ruled so by the Supreme Court, nevertheless Biden extended the alleged moratorium, admitting that he knew it was unlawful but that he could “buy time” while challenges worked their way through the court system.
Lawfare. At least arguably a violation of his solemn oath to uphold the law and the constitution.
This technique is an Obama-era end-run: Impose something on the country, knowing you don’t have the authority or that it’s illegal or unconstitutional; dare opponents to take it to court; and then wait months or years for it to inevitably be ruled against by the courts. In the meantime, you get your way. Policies and bureaucracies are developed. People become accustomed to the process and courts may become loath to change things back again. (See Obamacare.)
What we have here is a fake president making a fake mandate to intimidate real people–instilling near existential fear into them–so that they will take a “jab” of a fake “vaccine” that has fake “approval,” all of which is hyped via fake news.
No misinformation or disinformation. Truth.
In addition, we have fear being instilled into companies via the threat of massive financial penalties. Never mind that OSHA may never write, much less be able to enforce, their rules.
All that matters is the illusion, the perception, the narrative, the fake mandate, the chaos.
Fact check Biden’s speech and you’ll find lots of disinformation, such as breakthrough cases are rare; hospitalizations and deaths are mostly among the unvaccinated; and the vaccines are “safe” and “effective.”
One of the most egregious misleading statements Biden made was this:
[M]any said they were waiting for approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA. Last month, the FDA granted that approval, so the time for waiting is over. [Note the NLP.]
That vaccine will be known as Comirnaty. That vaccine is said to be identical to the current Pfizer jab, with the only difference being that it is “legally distinct“.
The legal distinction appears to be that Comirnaty is not indemnified while its allegedly identical jab is indemnified. In other words, if you are given Comirnaty (at this time an impossibility) you can sue if you experience adverse effects. Not so with the identical-except-for-legal-technicalities jab, which is what you will get if you choose Pfizer. At least that’s the way I read it, but it’s deliberately confusing.
The other two currently available vaccines, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna, remain unapproved.
So Biden was misinforming you with regard to those two vaccines and perhaps issuing a deliberate misdirection (aka, giving disinformation) with regard to Pfizer.
Even boosters from Pfizer, should they ever be given, will not be the approved Comirnaty but will be the same Pfizer jab that’s been given under the “emergency authorization” which indemnifies the company:
The boosters will be an extra dose of the original vaccine. Manufacturers still are studying experimental doses tweaked to better match delta.
Read the letter to the company from the FDA and you will see that only Comirnaty is fully approved. Pay special attention to the bottom of page 11 and the beginning of page 12:
All descriptive printed matter, advertising, and promotional material relating to the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine clearly and conspicuously shall state that:
• This product has not been approved or licensed by FDA, but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an EUA to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for use in individuals 12 years of age and older; and
• The emergency use of this product is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of the medical product under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.
This applies to any Pfizer vaccine given under the continuing EUA, which the way I read it means both of the “legally distinct” vaccines.
I’m not a lawyer but I can tell you what I’d personally do, in the situation:
If I opted for vaccination or a booster, then I’d ask to see the bottle from which the jab was drawn. If it doesn’t say Comirnaty, then it’s not the approved vaccine.
In addition, I’d ask for the written paperwork that explains “clearly and conspicuously” whether or not the vaccine being given is licensed and approved.
I’d certainly ask for it in writing if verbally assured that the vaccine’s manufacturer (not the government) is subject to liability should there be any adverse effects.
If I didn’t want the jab, then I’d keep this in mind: There is currently no federal government mandate that says I must take one in order to keep a job.
While it’s arguable whether or not an employer can impose such a mandate, I would get it in writing and make them fire me. In other words, I wouldn’t resign. I wouldn’t make it easy for them.
If threatened to take a vaccine to keep a job, I’d tell my employer that no fully approved jab is currently available, so I’d ask my employer to accept legal, financial responsibility for any adverse effects. Again, I’d make them fire me; I wouldn’t resign. I’d make sure not to sign anything indicating that I’m “voluntarily choosing” to be terminated. I’d read all the fine print and be careful what I said.
Again, I’m no lawyer, but this is common sense. Protect yourself and your rights. Get legal advice, if you can, or contact your union, if you’re in one, for legal advice.
Don’t let the misinformation and disinformation get you down. It’s a sign that they’re flailing.
We SHALL overcome.