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Why Are US Universities Pushing Covid Vaccination?

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Saturday May 01, 2021 19:01author by M. Andersson Report this post to the editors

Resistance is Futile: Why Are Universities Pushing Covid Vaccination?

“As an MIT PhD in Biological Engineering who studies & does research nearly every day on the Immune System, the coronavirus fear mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest frauds to manipulate economies, suppress dissent, & push Mandated Medicine.” Dr.Shive Ayyadurai

“The state has no interest in vaccinating people where transmissibility is not reduced or relevant. It cannot mandate submissive behavior that is an experiment on humans, which violates the Nuremberg Code.” Dr. Harvey Risch, Yale School of Public Health, 8 March 2021

“Beyond the unknown long-term health effects of the vaccines, there are ethical and moral questions that religiously observant Americans are likely taking into account. In March, the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans issued a statement urging Catholics not to get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which it called “morally compromised” because of its “extensive use of abortion-derived cell lines.” John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

As the Covid program officially rolled out last year during a presidential election cycle, America’s universities were among the first large, national institutions to quickly accept and institutionally adopt the official state narrative, and more, to operationalize it by suddenly and obediently closing campuses and even evicting students from university housing, all under extremely tenuous fact, data and evidence standards. Now the big push is on for student experimental vaccination (it is actually a form of experimental “gene therapy”).

Several well-known higher education institutions such as Yale, Brown University, the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard, the University of Chicago, Stanford, Cornell, Case Western, Johns Hopkins, and others, were articulating and disseminating the Covid story through three primary university channels: first, through its leadership, acting as authority figures to credentialize and socially normalize the abrupt presence of an asserted pandemic (Cornell’s president for example, a computer scientist on the Board of IBM which is developing personal tracing, tracking and vaccine passport programs, and its provost, an animal science DVM, were among the earliest promoters of very broad university biosecurity policy and made it clear in June of 2020 that they wanted to get students back on campus to test, track and trace); second, through its research platforms in physical, human and social science including biology, chemistry, molecular engineering, cognitive science and pharmacology; and third, through its medical school “expertocracy” where legions of university medical doctors with various backgrounds, framed the Covid problem within traditional medical terminology.

The profoundly abnormal shock of the pandemic security responses, quickly became socially normal, psychologically routine, behaviorally acceptable, and especially, politically identitarian; that is, the believers and the doubters were decisively separated and ideologically segregated—even racially, or as Cornell University puts it, “a pandemic within a pandemic” and “race as a social determinant of health.” Moreover, the covid narrative as a racially biased virus, was also extended immediately into vaccine policy, where racial groups were asserted as either given preference or subject to systematic discrimination in access to vaccines, and vaccination services.

The nation’s colleges and universities are among the most central delivery mechanisms for mass vaccination, and for two reasons: they aggregate the target population (young adults) and they possess the institutional incentives to nearly guarantee compliance (degree certification and attendant life and career promises).

The country’s higher education complex is almost custom designed for such social engineering and experimentation, and represents a network of effective industrial “camps” with all the necessary infrastructure already in place: highly controlled, identified subjects (students); residential living arrangements with security, monitoring and supervision; a medical delivery mechanism (hospital complex; clinics; infirmaries; nursing and administrative staffing); a police and emergency response force; and long-term control conditions (4 years of undergraduate residency or networking).

What incentives are in place; what temptations; and what rewards and punishments are deemed so pitched that university leadership would become readily recruited to one of the most unusual, and threatening special interest programs perhaps in the modern history of the United States?

The differences across the higher education complex are also markedly different, depending on the classification of the institution. Smaller private colleges are generally organized around basic behavioral rules like social distancing, use of masks and restrictions on gatherings in dormitories for example. These mostly stem from concerns over maintaining the general appearance of formal “health policy” and avoiding potential media disfavor for example, or even concerns over fines, insurance claims, and litigation.

It is when the nation’s large, “R1” or research universities are considered, however, that the Covid policy activities, including large-scale vaccination, testing, tracing, tracking, and re-testing, are greatly enlarged, and in systematic ways involving complex, large-scale research projects, and a nearly institution-wide adoption of concurrent activities organized around virus projects whether in the sciences, or in economics, public policy, law, business and even the arts.

The major R1 university is also instrumental, through its current perceived imperative in identitarian promotion (such as so-called critical race theory) to embed vaccination policy within an equity framework of racial preference, or prejudice, such that the vaccine’s actual technical risks are subsumed into a scarcity and victim construct and where “vaccine” is converted to another contention over wealth distribution, fairness assertions, and unequal treatment even in constitutional law dimensions. To have access to “Covid vaccination” is considered a “right.”

Yet when more carefully considered and observed, the university is barely indistinguishable from the corporation, or government, and for many, has become mere adjuncts or operating arms of them. This also includes the highly organized “dark-money” Covid philanthropy routines that are organized as various “not for profit” or foundations (See the Walgreen Corporation, Obama Foundation and Hollywood celebrity special broadcast, “Roll Up Your Sleeves” that pitches vaccines to young students.

But there is another key dimension to their leverage as a mass social engineering outlet, and that is their central linkage to professional education credentialing, and even their employment function in graduate education: their ability to effectively “blackmail” millions of students and their families by requiring vaccination compliance in exchange for access to economic promise, and for many, social prestige, is not just strong, but an effective adjunct to the vaccination itself.

Then there is economics, and money. And lots of it. There is also debt, and state budget deficits, radical overspending and pension mismanagement. The Covid regime is also a massive financial “heist” that transfers billions of dollars of Treasury assets to state, commercial, and private interests. And to universities.


Layered throughout this development, stands the digital complex, especially Microsoft (software), Apple (hardware) and so-called social media (content and data capture), while IBM has been contracted to develop vaccine passports.

As university and college higher education (and even primary and secondary institutions) further serves organized special interests, and acts as both a producer of, and conduit for, its narratives and ambitions in social, economic, cognitive and behavioral control and opportunity, perhaps one question above all others stands before us: What have we done? This is indeed a “foreign” virus, and one that must be defeated not by “vaccines” and face masks, social distancing and other authoritarian intervention, but by reaffirming American exceptionalism and liberty, American constitutionalism, and American individuality. Free citizens who are freely associating, collaborating, and making rational decisions about what physical or social challenges may confront them, are a more sure and ultimately more resilient source of effective authority, than is a blind or forced surrender to irrationalism and fear, and to a government authority that promises safety and protection in exchange for your liberties, personal sovereignty, and in the case of Covid vaccination and passports, your entire private life, whereabouts, behavior and even political affiliations.

There are many parties seeking to benefit themselves, who are all coalescing around the Covid issue: big pharmaceutical corporations and their investors; technology companies looking to capture new markets in testing, surveillance and bio-ID management; government using a “pandemic” to gain unheard-of access to public Treasury spending, to change laws concerning voting for example, and to further centralize and deepen government control and authority in health care provisioning. It seeks public policy mandates in how and where you travel, what you consume and how you pay for it; how you plan and raise a family, and further intrusions into the entirety of private life, all based on the pretext of safety and security.

The modern research university stands in the middle of all these intersecting parties and their interests: but they have the one thing they desperately need: millions of young adults who are registered, controlled, and generally eager to comply with the tradeoffs they are being offered in order to gain prestige and the promise of employment, a career, and a rewarding life. Students and their parents, and faculty and staff as well, need to step back and ask themselves if the entire Covid program and all that surrounds it, really makes any sense, and in the case of vaccination under such intense pressure to conform, if it is prudent to submit to an experimental serum with no admitted effect in viral cure, immunization, transmissibility or even permanent protection, but with potentially devastating or merely harmful effects.

Why are universities pushing the Covid vaccine? Because they are in the “eye of the storm” of special interests that see the university complex as an ideal delivery institution with the right target population, the necessary experimental and data control conditions, and the presence of incentives to help ease acceptance by institutional assurances, and reduce resistance through group consensus. And higher education will comply in this case, with an unprecedented operational role, and from the promise of fantastic institutional development in research, grants, corporate funding and political favor.

This includes a dangerous development in our larger political economy, which universities are also facilitating, that is composed of an organized political effort to undermine traditional American principles, and replace them with ones utterly foreign to our nation and our culture: a central, single state-centered authority that has organized itself around a global pandemic narrative that, through fear, chaos, and uncertainty, gives it the pretext for an effective “hostile takeover” of free society; to dictate how you actually live your own life.

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