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CDC Reveals COVID Shot Mandates Backfired

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New state-level data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the Biden administration’s COVID-19 shot mandates for federal workers and employees of large corporations during 2021-2023 did not influence vaccine uptake and, in fact, reduced uptake of COVID shot boosters and influenza vaccines. The mandates, instituted in 2021, forced millions of Americans to get the COVID shots or risk losing their jobs until May 2023, when the White House announced an end to the mandates and cited great success in promoting public health and safety.1

A series of multilevel models were tested by researchers from the University of Arizona at Tucson and Furman University in South Carolina to identify changes in vaccination rates in the months preceding and then following the implementation of the mandates. The analysis found that in the 19 states with mandates, vaccination rates weren’t statistically significantly different before and after mandate implementation. The research also discovered that the percentage of eligible residents who received a booster in states with mandates was lower than in states that banned mandates.1 2

Vaccine Mandates Can Have “Unintended Negative Consequences”

“Results showed that COVID-19 vaccine adoption did not significantly change in the weeks before and after states implemented vaccine mandates, suggesting that mandates did not directly impact COVID-19 vaccination.” The study reads:

Compared to states that banned vaccine restrictions, however, states with mandates had lower levels of COVID-19 booster adoption as well as adult and child flu vaccination, especially when residents initially were less likely to vaccinate for COVID-19. This research supports the notion that governmental restrictions in the form of vaccination mandates can have unintended negative consequences.2

“This research supports the notion that governmental restrictions in the form of vaccination mandates can have unintended negative consequences, not necessarily by reducing uptake of the mandated vaccine, but by reducing adoption of other voluntary vaccines,” the study authors wrote. “More broadly, the results underscore the challenges of promoting public health through vaccination.”1

Mask and Vaccine Mandates, Lockdowns Shown to Be Ineffective and Harmful

The latest research on the outcomes of vaccine mandates complements the growing body of evidence that the draconian COVID response public health policies implemented during the pandemic were ineffective and harmful.  In 2023, a “gold-standard” analysis of 78 studies including over one million people found masks made little to no difference in preventing off SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID deaths.3

The analysis of 78 global studies involving over one million people published Jan. 30, 2023 by the Cochrane Institute, considered a “gold standard” database archiving evidence-based medicine, discovered that masks only reduced the risk of infection and death by a mere five percent, causing researchers to assert that the benefits of mask-wearing and mask mandates did not outweigh the risks, such as impeding children’s academic and cognitive development in their early years.³

Francois Balloux, PhD, director of UCL Genetics Institute and professor of computational biology at University College London, tweeted in response to the mask findings:

Irrespective of the limitations of the study, its results indicate that the true impact of medical/surgical masks and N95/P2 respirators on the transmission of respiratory viruses is at best small.

More recently, Anthony Fauci, MD, former director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), admitted during testimony before a US. congressional panel that the six-feet social distancing guidelines had no scientific basis and in fact, “just kind of appeared.”5

COVID Response Policies Harming Public Trust

One 2005 paper published in the medical literature discussed Jacobson v Massachusetts, a 1905 U.S. Supreme Court decision involving a man and his son who challenged a smallpox vaccine mandate. In that paper, bioethicists made the argument that tturn-of-the-20th century Supreme Court justices tried to balance the constitutional authority of state legislatures to pass laws to protect the public health with the need to maintain public trust by upholding the U.S. constitutional right to personal liberty:

People are more likely to trust officials who protect their personal liberty. Without trust, public officials will not be able to persuade the public to take even the most reasonable precautions during an emergency, which will make a bad situation even worse. The public will support reasonable public health interventions if they trust public health officials to make sensible recommendations that are based on science and where the public is treated as part of the solution instead of the problem. Preserving the public’s health in the 21st century requires preserving respect for personal liberty.6

During the height of COVID mandates, unvaccinated individuals were disparaged and blamed for hindering economic growth, contributing to loss of jobs, and causing unnecessary strain on the healthcare system. Today, many U.S. public health officials and political leaders, who staunchly supported and enforced mandates, remain silent about the unknown numbers of individuals who personally suffered injury after complying with COVID shot mandates or are grieving the loss of a loved one who was injured by or died after a COVID shot.7 8


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Click here to view References:
1 Osterholm MT et al. “COVID Vaccine Mandates May Have Had Unintended Consequences, Researchers Say,” CIDRAP Feb. 28, 2024.
2 Rains SA et al. US state vaccine mandates did not influence COVID-19 vaccination rates but reduced uptake of COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccines compared to bans on vaccine restrictions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 121(8): e2313610121).
3 Jefferson T, Dooley L et al. Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Feb 13, 2023; 1: CD006207.
4 Balloux F. Cochrane reviews are the ‘gold standard’ in evidence-based medicine. They follow a rigorous methodology and only consider high quality evidence. As such, the review included a limited number of studies and has moderate power to detect small effects. Twitter Jan. 30, 2023.
5 Zimmerman D. Fauci Refused to Explain Rationale for Covid Social-Distancing Guidelines during Congressional Testimony, GOP Lawmaker Claims. National Review Jan. 10, 2024.
6 Mariner WK, Annas GJ, Glantz LH. Jacobson v Massachusetts: it’s not your great-great-grandfather’s public health law. Am J Public Health April 2005; 95(4): 581-90.
7 Towey, Robert. Biden says unvaccinated Americans are ‘costing all of us’ as he presses Covid vaccine mandates. CNBC, Sept. 24, 2021.
8 Sink J. Biden Says Unvaccinated Face Winter of Severe Illness, Death. Bloomberg Dec. 16, 2021.

7 Responses

  1. Those elite rulers of our world like Gates and Fauci, who shoved vaccines and masks down our throats would demand one thing if they faced the possibility of needing a blood transfusion…..GIVE ME VACCINE-FREE BLOOD !!!

    1. I tell my clients if they are going to be needing an upcoming surgery to “bank” their own blood because they do not screen for vaccinated!

  2. ‘More broadly, the results underscore the challenges of promoting public health through vaccination.’ Yeah, primarily because accepting vaccines causes long term chronic health conditions. Mini tyrants in silly hats with sillier flags, trying to boss everyone around. We’re not listening to those people.

    Good ideas do not require force. The very last place we turn to for any health or product safety advisement is any corrupt for sale government whom answers to the highest bidder. They’re still saying consuming glyphosate is safe, genetically modified substances banned in entire countries is good for the American consumer. Now with outright denial of bonafide studies proving high frequency cellular systems radiation is harmful, the American government simply stopped studying wireless radiation rather than going against major telecom industries and issuing any health advisement. Rather the American government continues to subsidize the rapid proliferation of these systems instead. One would have to be a damned blind fool to still have trust in this governments safety advisement. The last thing they successfully regulated was lead and asbestos, and decades later they still can’t get that right. We would have all been better off during the covid scare if the government did absolutely nothing at all. The people whom blindly followed authority presented the gravest risk to other peoples safety and our societal well being.

  3. I know it’s not usually realistic for people to never leave home. However, my sentiment was and still is that the fearful and those with communicable diseases should stay home as much as possible. I get it that it’s disadvantageous to be sick or suffer from any disease. I certainly didn’t appreciate is being looked upon and treated like a leper. As much as most of us heard about covid 24/7. I surely would have known if I had caught it. The last time I checked. I still had a working brain and would have only left home for groceries, medicine, and a visit to the doctor. The most medically irresponsible people in my opinion are those who fund and create biological weapons. In the meantime innocent people have lost their lives, health, jobs, businesses, family members and other things that matter to them.

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