There has been a significant shift in the stance of federal officials regarding COVID-19 policies.
Initially, these officials advocated for measures like mask mandates, COVID-19 testing requirements, vaccine mandates, and vaccine passport systems. These policies raised concerns about individual body autonomy rights and the fundamental right to travel and assemble. Officials even implemented coercive measures, such as terminating employees and removing service members from the military based on vaccination status.
One notable example was the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate announced by President Joe Biden in November 2021. This mandate required businesses with over one hundred employees to collect and report vaccination status, imposing fines on those not complying. Unvaccinated employees were effectively forced out of the workforce, subjected to frequent COVID-19 testing, and required to wear masks until they complied with the mandate.
However, there has been a recent shift in the narrative from federal officials. They are now denying that they ever issued vaccine mandates or compelled people to take the vaccines. Douglas L. Parker, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, stated in a Congressional hearing that they never issued a vaccine mandate, directly contradicting the earlier policy. This denial of their own actions is seen as a form of gaslighting and deceit.
The article underscores that the OSHA vaccine mandate, along with associated coercive measures, was eventually struck down by the courts. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals suspended the policy, and the Supreme Court ultimately rejected it. The courts emphasized that OSHA’s authority should be delicately exercised and that it cannot be used as a political tool to infringe on individuals’ body autonomy rights.
The article also criticizes OSHA’s reliance on non-specific symptom reporting and questionable diagnostic test results for determining causative agents. It argues that the restrictions imposed in the workforce were unnecessary and burdensome. The courts ruled that the government failed to demonstrate that COVID-19 exposure constituted a workplace hazard, especially considering the evidence supporting the benefits of natural immunity.
But today, the Biden regime is trying to re-write history on their COVID crimes to downplay and deny their earlier policies and actions related to COVID-19. This underscores the importance of upholding individual rights and the rule of law in the face of government overreach. The rejection of the OSHA vaccine mandate by the courts is seen as a significant victory for human rights.