The Supreme Court recently ruled on two separate issues related to vaccine mandates. For the 84 million Americans previously subjected to OSHA’s vaccine mandate, they can now breathe a sigh of relief that they no longer have a government mandate hanging over their heads. The 10 million health care workers still subject to their own separate mandate won’t have it so lucky.
The turncoats who voted with the Biden administration and the liberal justices to force healthcare workers to get vaccinated were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, two of the biggest disappointments on the court. The reasoning was worthless too, implying that healthcare workers choosing not to get vaccinated were violating the principle of “first, do no harm.”
That’s not only a complete misunderstanding of the Hippocratic oath, it’s also a steaming pile of horses***. If not getting vaccinated is somehow doing harm to patients because unvaccinated healthcare workers can infect patients, then couldn’t it be said that unvaccinated employees are doing their fellow employees harm because they could also pass along COVID?
The principle is either true in both cases or false in both cases, and the Court can’t have it both ways. It’s trying to have its cake and eat it too, and that just won’t work.
It also fails to acknowledge the fact that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people can pass along COVID to others. Since the vaccine mandates are built upon the erroneous premise that vaccinated individuals can’t pass on COVID, something that has been known to be false for months, they should have both been overruled on factual grounds alone.
Unfortunately, the Court isn’t actually going to stand up for freedom and against government overreach. The best we can hope for from the Court is small victories here and there, or at least minimization of the destruction of our liberties.
If you were previously subject to the OSHA mandate, hoist a beer to celebrate your victory. But don’t give up the fight, because it’s far from over yet.