Biden Comes Knocking

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by Aidan O'Connor  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 8, 2021   

Peddling vaccines door-to-door

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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Biden administration is going into communities to push controversial China virus shots on Americans.  

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 Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw and 
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert

Joe Biden's White House announced Tuesday it plans to have people go door to door and convince reluctant Americans to get the so-called COVID-19 vaccine. This strategy is part of the administration's five-step plan to get more shots in arms across the country. 

Unelected President Biden stated, slightly jumbling his words, "Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door to door — literally knocking on doors, to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus ... ."

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday outlined the administration's five-step plan, echoing the president's call for "targeted community door-to-door outreach." She stressed the importance of getting "remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring that they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is."

Backlash: Privacy Concerns

Critics immediately lashed back at the administration for its heavy-handed vaccine strategy. 

Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas, a former Navy Seal, slammed Biden, "How about don't knock on my door. You're not my parents. You're the government. Make the vaccine available, and let people be free to choose."

Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert highlighted the irony of Biden's plan, "The government now wants to go door-to-door to convince you to get an 'optional' vaccine."

How about don't knock on my door. You're not my parents. You're the government. Make the vaccine available, and let people be free to choose.

Alex Berenson, an author and commentator, pointed to the apparent breach of Americans' privacy, saying, "The government will be sending officials to your door based on your private health information? SAY WHAT?"

Joe Biden discusses his plan to push the jab
 

Critics are concerned the government may be violating HIPAA medical privacy laws by targeting the homes of unvaccinated Americans.

Misleading Guidance

The majority of Americans are willing to take the vaccine, but many Catholics have ethical concerns about abortion-tainted shots.

In a document from January, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) responded to widespread concern over the use of aborted fetal cells in the so-called vaccines, insisting that "it can be morally acceptable to receive a vaccine that uses abortion-derived cell lines." But it added a caveat, saying this is only morally permissible "if there are no other available vaccines comparable in safety and efficacy with no connection to abortion."

Critics are concerned the government may be violating HIPAA medical privacy laws by targeting the homes of unvaccinated Americans.

In its statement, the USCCB cites a Vatican document addressing the morality of vaccines. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a statement in December of 2020, assuaging the faithful of any vaccine hesitancy. Many Catholics — and non-Catholics — point to this document as proof the government-promoted vaccines are morally licit to receive.

The White House announces the door-to-door campaign
 

The Vatican's document distinguishes between aborted fetal cells used in testing (remote connection) and cells used in production (direct connection). The U.S. bishops echoed this distinction, warning against the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) and AstraZeneca shots owing to their direct connection to abortion, while approving Pfizer and Moderna's jabs.

The vaccine does not give any guarantee of efficacy but rather can induce serious side effects.

The USCCB also made the point that if there are no alternative options and the risk to health is great, one may receive abortion tainted vaccines. But this guidance ignores physicians' guidance that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are proven to be effective against COVID, despite a contradictory mainstream media narrative. 

This guidance also ignores the COVID-19 fatality rate pales in comparison to previous pandemics. Since 2019, COVID-19 has reportedly killed around 621,000 people in the United States, or a mortality rate of 2%. The global COVID mortality rate is also around 2%. Disregarding concerns over comorbidities and predispositions, the reported survival rate for COVID-19 is 98%. In contrast, the Bubonic plague that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages killed roughly 25 million. It had a mortality rate of up to 75%.

'Serious Side Effects'

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal nuncio to the United States, responded to the Holy See's promotion of COVID vaccines. He raised another concern, warning "the vaccine does not give any guarantee of efficacy but rather can induce serious side effects." 

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Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò

The global Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has documented many reports of blood clots and infertility resulting from the COVID vaccine. Countries throughout the world banned certain vaccines due to dangerous side effects, while others expressed concern over the shot's brief testing period and unknown long-term effects. 

Americans and especially Catholics have much to consider before agreeing to take a shot with glaring ethical concerns and lingering questions about safety.

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