(LifeSiteNews) – The union that represents National Basketball Association (NBA) players has reportedly struck a deal to exempt players from a coronavirus vaccine mandate.
“NBA players will not be mandated to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” ESPN reported on Tuesday. “The NBA and [National Basketball Players Association] continue to negotiate aspects of COVID-related protocols and procedures for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign, but the NBPA has refused to budge on its demand that players not be required to take the vaccine, sources say, and any proposal that mandates vaccination remains a ‘non-starter.’”
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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The NBPA has not confirmed the policy to any media outlets yet and there are no statements about it on the union’s Twitter account.
However, NBA coaches, referees, and most staff members are required to receive the injections.
While the league has said that somewhere between 85 to 90 percent of players have taken the gene-therapy “vaccine” injections, some players have have remained silent about the issue or shared why they personally chose not to get jabbed.
Golden State Warriors’ players Andrew Wiggins and Kent Bazemore have both said they did not plan to take the coronavirus shots.
“I do everything I can to strengthen my immune system, with hours upon hours of cooking, preparing my meals at home, really being conscious of what I put in my body and taking care of my health,” Bazemore said in March.
He also said his family has a history of heart disease, which has motivated him to stay healthy.
“My family has a history of heart disease and all these different things, and I’m trying to turn that around for my lineage,” Bazemore said. “So, I’m taking it upon myself to do everything I can to keep my immune system strong and live a healthy and long life.”
“To each his own really, whoever wants to get it, get it,” Wiggins said at a March press conference. “Right now, I’m not getting it…I make my own decisions.”
In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added warnings of heart inflammation risks to fact sheets for COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
While players will not be required to get vaccinated, they will have to sit out games if they play for three teams, including the Golden State Warriors, due to city “vaccine passport” requirements.
“A memo sent [September 1] to NBA teams warned that unvaccinated players for the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors would not be able to play in home games this season at their respective arenas,” the Washington Post reported.
However, the prohibition would not apply to visiting players at those stadiums. This means that Warriors players could play in games at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, but not at their home arena in San Francisco. Knicks or Nets players who have not gotten jabbed could play in San Francisco, but not at their home arena.
NBA arenas have previously required “health passes” in order to enter the game.
“As spectators flocked to Orlando’s Amway Center last Wednesday evening for the NBA game, they were required to download a ‘Health Pass’ app upon arriving at the doors,” LifeSiteNews reported in February. “The app tracks information about the user’s test history for COVID-19, as well as their vaccination status, to prove a clean bill of health before being allowed to take their seats.”
The Orlando Magic described the passport as “a free mobile solution that allows you to complete a COVID symptom and exposure survey before arriving at the game. The survey must be taken no more than 12 hours prior to game time.”
On September 16, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s ban on “vaccine passports” went into effect.
Prior to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “vaccine passport” implementation, the Brooklyn Nets required fans to fill out a health survey and submit a negative COVID-19 test, according to ABC 7 NY.
Last week President Joe Biden announced that the federal government will seek to impose coronavirus vaccine requirements for all U.S. businesses with more than 100 employees.
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