In the year 2021, being either unwilling or unable to be vaccinated against covid makes you something of a counter-culture phenomenon: Everybody’s talking about them, and the most powerful elements of the government are hellbent on making them out to be a bigger threat to the world than China.
The Director of the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, has claimed that ongoing – and futile – struggle against what is actually an endemic virus has become a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. This claim comes in the wake of a new wave of cases being reported: A 70% rise in total cases since last week, a 36% increase in hospitalizations and a 26% reported an increase in covid related deaths have been attributed to patients that have not been vaccinated.
The growing prevalence of the Delta and Delta Plus strains – the result of inevitable viral mutation – have all but ensured that the culture of fear in public life will continue into the foreseeable future.
Reports of individuals becoming re-infected with these new variants even with vaccination have appeared, thus begging the question of each vaccine’s effectiveness, necessity, and possible obsolescence.
Despite these reports, the Biden Administration has become ever more insistent that those who have not been vaccinated, regardless of their reasons, become so. It was recently announced that the White House would soon begin a door-to-door initiative to inform and, possibly, be performing vaccinations on-scene. Such practices have already been used by some state and local governments already. The popularity of this proposal has seen mixed results in various polls attempting to test the waters, but one thing remains consistent – a clear partisan division.
A source from the White House, which could not be verified at this time, has even suggested the new tax policy could be implemented on the unvaccinated as a “public health charge”. The legality of such a tax would no doubt be unlawful if implemented. Such a tax would be akin to the “individual mandate” imposed on those not enrolled in government healthcare programs prior to the Trump Administration, though the selective targeting of people who have made the personal choice not to be vaccinated or are not able to be due to health concerns by personal physicians is an order of magnitude more sinister.