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(LifeSiteNews) — A new global study conducted by researchers with Aarhus University in Denmark has found that people who are “vaccinated” against COVID-19 harbor intense and one-sided attitudes of prejudice against their “unvaccinated” friends, family, and neighbors.

The study, authored by Alexander Bor, Frederik Jørgensen, and Michael Bang Petersen with a preprint published February 18, 2022, examined data collected from citizens around the world with the aim of determining whether vaccinated and unvaccinated people entertained prejudicial attitudes toward one another amid the sharply polarizing global COVID-19 response.

Using data obtained from 10,740 respondents in 21 countries, researchers used “a standard measure of exclusionary reactions in family relationships” to quantify the degree of antipathy between the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Prior to compiling the data, the researchers had made several predictions.

The study’s authors proposed that the vaccinated might see the unvaccinated as “incompetent” or “untrustworthy” for “believing false information” about the jabs or failing “to contribute to the collective good of increased epidemic control.” 

Meanwhile, the researchers suggested that those who didn’t get the jabs viewed those who did as incompetent or untrustworthy for putting misplaced faith in public health authorities and “having exaggerated views about the risks associated with COVID-19.”

However, despite predictions about mutual antipathy, the study’s authors discovered that the projected hostility between groups was exclusively one-sided.

According to the research, “vaccinated people have high antipathy towards the unvaccinated,” while “the average unvaccinated person harbors no antipathy towards vaccinated individuals” at all.

Prejudice by the vaccinated against the unvaccinated was found to occur at a rate “2.5 times more than towards a traditional target: immigrants from the Middle East.”

“This antipathy reflects, in part, stereotypic inferences that unvaccinated individuals are untrustworthy and unintelligent, making the antipathy resemble prejudice towards other deviant groups,” the study’s abstract reads.

While researchers observed “large antipathy across all demographic groups” by those who got the experimental drugs against those who did not, levels of prejudice were “slightly larger among female, highly educated, more affluent, and older respondents.”

The study found that the evident hostility against the unvaccinated is not merely due to fear of contracting the coronavirus, for which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports an infection survival rate of greater than 99.95% for those under age 50. Instead, the prejudice “also activates more fundamental stereotypes” akin to those against substance abusers and the mentally ill.

The research also found that people from countries with “higher social trust,” whose majorities believe “most people can be trusted,” were actually more likely to be prejudiced against the unvaccinated for breaking “social norms,” while people from countries who were more cautious tended to demonstrate less prejudice against those who opted out of taking the experimental drugs. 

According to the researchers, the findings should be taken into account by leaders who have used “moralistic” language to frame vaccination as a moral duty and condemn the unvaccinated.

Many world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.S. President Joe Biden have asserted that vaccination with the experimental, abortion-tainted drugs is a “patriotic duty,” “the right thing” to do, and a “global public good,” while sparking outrage by name-calling, threatening, and falsely accusing the unvaccinated of prolonging the pandemic.

The researchers from Aarhus University argued that while “moralistic communication on the issue of vaccination is an effective strategy to increase uptake,” the results of their analysis draw “attention to the potential negative impact of such strategy.”

The study notes that “unvaccinated individuals already felt marginalized and fatigued early in the pandemic” and affirmed that “mistrust in the political system was a key reason for refusing vaccinations.” 

Moreover, with the unvaccinated feeling “pressured” to get the jabs “against their will” by top-down government mandates, social shaming, and other penalties, “this pressure increases mistrust in governments’ handling of the pandemic.”

For the Aarhus researchers, the data highlight the “costs” of the prevailing COVID-19 vaccination strategy which has framed “vaccination as a moral obligation.”

“Whether understandable or not, the antipathy faced by the unvaccinated may exacerbate marginalization and mistrust,” the paper notes.

The researchers have warned that as individuals “who comply with the advice of health authorities morally condemn those refusing vaccination,” and those who choose to make their own medical decisions “feel pressured against their will” to take an unwanted experimental drug, the “conflict between those who are vaccinated against covid-19 and those who are not threatens to become a new socio-political” divide.

The study indicating growing one-sided prejudice against the unvaccinated comes as coronavirus vaccine trials have never produced evidence that the injections stop infection or transmission, while there is strong evidence to suggest that the “vaccinated” are just as likely to carry and transmit the virus as the unvaccinated.

Meanwhile the list of FDA-recognized adverse events related to the experimental jabs has grown from severe anaphylactic reactions to include fatal thrombotic events, the inflammatory heart condition myocarditis, and neurologically disabling disease like Guillain Barré Syndrome, as well as tens of thousands of recorded deaths and permanent disabilities. 

On February 1, 2022, nine highly credentialed academics issued a comprehensive pre-print paper documenting an array of significantly negative outcomes that result from experimental COVID-19 vaccine mandates, passports and discrimination policies based on vaccine status.