- The Washington Times - Monday, October 18, 2021

President Biden has a vision problem. Squinting at the world like a modern-day Mr. Magoo, he sees only universal COVID-19 inoculation as the solution for what ails the nation. His bullying vaccination mandates, though, threaten mass firings of essential workers and other valued employees. For many Americans, it is readily apparent that the coming purges signal the nation is on the wrong track.

The Biden vaccine imperative clashes with the right of citizens to make informed choices. Nevertheless, governing bodies and private companies alike, swayed by the desire to please the powers that be, have made the shot a condition for continued employment. For millions of bewildered workers unaccustomed to the whip, the choice is to comply, or else.

New York stands in a state of emergency, owing to the loss of 34,000 health care workers who refused the jab. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s answer: replace her experienced healers with foreign workers and National Guardsmen. New Yorkers never took their motto, “the Empire State,” literally, until now.

Chicago, already beleaguered by city legal practices that forgive crimes rather than prosecute them, stands to lose half of its cops to unvaccinated status termination. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has won a court order silencing the police union president, who had urged his members to resist.

In California, nearly 40 percent of state workers, and 48 percent of safety-critical California Highway Patrol employees, remain unvaxxed, despite a July order from Gov. Gavin Newsom to get inoculated or tested regularly.

Hundreds of thousands of vaccine-wary U.S. military personnel face potential dishonorable discharge if they miss their service-branch jab deadline. This, as Mr. Biden’s feckless retreat from Afghanistan, emboldens China to threaten endangered U.S. ally Taiwan, and his reckless open-borders policy floods the U.S. homeland with unvaccinated and untested illegal immigrants.

Nearly 45 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention, but mild cases that go undiagnosed could double or triple that figure. The journal Nature reckoned that the number of Americans infected had actually surpassed 103 million cases —- in 2020 alone.

Dr. Robert Malone, a key player in the invention of the mRNA technology used to manufacture the vaccines, says individuals who receive the shot are largely protected from detectable symptoms. However, they still can carry the virus and unwittingly transmit it to others. “That means the vaccinated are going to be superspreaders,” he says. Ominously, Great Britain’s Health Security Agency reports the vaccinated in the 40-49 age group show an infection rate double that of the unvaccinated. Oops.

Millions of Americans have chosen to receive the vaccine. With Mr. Biden making the mistake of forcing the shot upon the rest, it’s unsurprising that 64 percent of respondents say the U.S. is on the wrong track, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, and only 30 percent believe the nation is heading in the right direction.

The president’s purges won’t heal America but weaken her.

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