(LifeSiteNews) — The American Medical Association (AMA) has submitted an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the Biden administration’s controversial COVID-19 injection mandate for large private businesses, arguing “[t]he only way to truly end this pandemic is to ensure widespread vaccination.”
In its brief the AMA – the largest professional association of physicians, residents, and medical students in the United States – asked the nation’s highest court not to block the Biden administration’s sweeping mandate which has been slammed with a bevy of legal challenges from states, companies, and religious groups.
The mandate, which would utilize the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to force companies with 100 or more employees to require their employees to get inoculated against COVID-19 or submit to frequent testing and other requirements, was temporarily stalled by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in November 2021 just days after it was published.
The rule is now set to take effect January 10, 2022 after the Fifth Circuit Court’s stay was dissolved by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit last month.
It's official: Joe Biden has announced that his Administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens, blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people and moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.
We cannot stand for this unprecedented overreach, and we will not submit to Biden's tyrannical public coercion efforts.
Please SIGN this urgent petition informing the President that you will NOT comply with these unconstitutional vaccine mandate orders issued by the Biden Administration, and that elected officials should act in their capacity to block these intrusive demands.
On Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden announced the latest round of federal orders meant to further coerce large swaths of the public into getting the COVID vaccine -- many against their will.
While the legal standing of these measures is, at best, dubious, the Biden Administration appears more ready than ever to gut our individual rights and practically erase medical autonomy in our country.
This latest escalation in overreach was announced via a televised speech in which Biden outlined a new "six-point plan" that includes far more than just six avenues to achieve mass medical compliance.
Among the most egregious new federal mandates are the following:
- A requirement that all private businesses employing more than 100 people mandate their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing (to be implemented by way of a new Department of Labor rule)
- A requirement that all federal employees and federal contractors get the COVID vaccine
- A requirement that all healthcare workers in facilities that receive reimbursement from Medicare and/or Medicaid (an estimated 17 million) get the Covid-19 vaccine without an alternative testing option
- A requirement that all Head Start teachers get the COVID vaccine
- A federal effort to lobby states to implement vaccine mandates for all school employees, and require regular testing of all students and school staff
- A federal effort to lobby entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing in order to grant entry to the public
- A continuation of mask mandates on all federal properties and during interstate travel (i.e. planes, trains, buses)
All in all, these new vaccine mandates, which will go into effect within the coming weeks, will affect an estimated 100 million American workers -- 2/3rds of the entire workforce!
And, according to an administration official, violations of these unconstitutional requirements could result in fines of up to $14,000.
While this is clearly a political ploy on the part of the Joe Biden and his team of power-hungry Washington insiders to shift the focus from their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American public knows better: After nearly a year and a half's worth of arbitrary, ever-changing, and unconstitutional government mandates in response to the COVID outbreak, it was always a given that the Biden Administration would ramp things up even further when it behooved them.
And now, it would seem that time has officially come.
"This is not about freedom or personal choice," Biden uttered in his remarks, confirming his administration's blatant dismissal of all Americans' right(s) to accept or decline the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.
This is a stunning reversal from Biden's declaration last December that "I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory."
In fact, Biden even confirmed his intention to flout states' rights in the process, warning that "If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way."
These are not the words of an "empathetic" leader; these are the words of an aspiring dictator. And, for the time being, the only way to stop Joe Biden's tyranny is through mass noncompliance.
As we've said from the beginning, science, basic logic, and common sense should dictate policy regarding COVID and the Delta variant.
But Joe Biden and the federal government have long abandoned those principles throughout this crisis, culminating into this disturbing yet inevitable flurry of intrusive vaccine mandates that use people's jobs, individual autonomy, and livelihood as leverage.
This assault on our individual rights, private businesses, and American workers cannot be tolerated, and the easiest way to combat these unlawful orders is to just say NO.
Please SIGN and SHARE this most important petition letting Joe Biden know that you will NOT comply with the unconstitutional medical demands being made by this administration, and that action should be taken to block any intrusive action against working Americans and private employers.
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In its brief submitted to the Supreme Court, the AMA argued that the mandate should be allowed to take effect. To support its case, the AMA made a series of controversial claims about the safety, efficacy, and necessity of the experimental COVID-19 injections.
According to the AMA, the hastily-produced COVID-19 jabs are both safe and effective with efficacy ranging from 72% to just over 91%. The assertion comes despite widely available data indicating that the effectiveness of the injections actually disintegrates considerably over a short timeframe.
In November WebMD reported that the efficacy of the Moderna jabs had plunged from 89% effectiveness to 58% over six months, while the efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech shots fell from 87% to 45%. Meanwhile the reported effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson shots nosedived from 86% to 13%.
And the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently wrote in a press release, ”Data from South Africa and the United Kingdom demonstrate that vaccine effectiveness against infection for two doses of an mRNA vaccine is approximately 35%.”
“A COVID-19 vaccine booster dose restores vaccine effectiveness against infection to 75%,” the CDC continued.
The AMA went on to compare the experimental COVID-19 injections – which do not prevent vaccinated individuals from getting or spreading the virus – with measles vaccines, which the CDC says do stop both infection and transmission of disease.
The group also asserted that natural immunity (which studies show is more effective and durable than vaccinated immunity) is “not an adequate substitute for vaccination” since people may become ill or die after contracting the virus. Meanwhile, the AMA downplayed the risks posed by the experimental injections themselves, which have been implicated in over a million adverse events reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) including over 20,000 deaths.
Further, while arguing that “widespread vaccination” is “[t]he only way to truly end this pandemic” and that “COVID-19 presents a severe risk to public health,” the AMA admitted that “most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate symptoms.”
“This stunningly ignorant amicus brief, filed by medical organizations in favor of the OSHA vax mandate, is the end of the credibility of public health,” wrote Stanford University Medical School professor and epidemiologist Dr. Jay Bhattacharya in a January 1 tweet.
This stunningly ignorant amicus brief, filed by medical organizations in favor of the OSHA vax mandate, is the end of the credibility of public health. Is it really possible that scientists in those organizations are so unaware of the underlying science about which they write? https://t.co/KmGs3HWEFQ
— Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) January 1, 2022
“Is it really possible that scientists in those organizations are so unaware of the underlying science about which they write?” added Bhattacharya, who co-authored the October 2020 Great Barrington Declaration challenging the crippling COVID-19 mitigation strategies undertaken globally.
It’s unclear how much weight the Supreme Court will give to the AMA’s amicus brief asking it not to grant the stay requested by groups challenging the legitimacy of the OSHA mandate. Opponents of the rule argue that it exceeds the authority of the federal government and violates the U.S. Constitution.
The Court is scheduled to hear arguments against the mandate on Friday.
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