Last year, the pilots’ unions warned that the vaccine mandates against them would result in travel chaos for many Americans, and it has. In the busiest weeks of the summer travel season, thousands of flights have been significantly delayed or canceled. Thanks to public tracking by the website FlightAware, neither airlines nor the government can hide this travesty. Yet airline executives failed to stand up against the Biden Administration’s demand for universal vaccination, perhaps because the executives are heavily dependent on direct subsidies from the federal government totaling more than $50 billion last year of the pandemic.
With their credibility at stake, the public health authorities continue to insist on mandatory vaccination for the military, for federal workers, for some schoolchildren, and for pilots and other airline employees. These mandates persist despite how fully vaccinated, boosted, and masked-up high-profile individuals like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Justin Trudeau have still caught the virus. Clearly, this has nothing to do with public health and everything to do with control.
Meanwhile the Biden Administration pushes harder to impose Covid vaccination on everyone. FDA vaccine advisers voted 21-0 for children younger than 5 years of age to receive the Covid vaccine. This affects infants as young as six months, with unknown long-term consequences. A vaccine cannot be licensed until its safety and effectiveness is proven by six months of data, but only two months are required under an emergency use authorization. As with adults and teenagers, the FDA exploits this same loophole to urge Covid vaccination of infants, despite how there is no genuine emergency for young children to receive this controversial vaccine.
From flight cancellations to fundamental right cancellations, government overreach is a cancer on society today. When the free choice of individuals is paired with the free market, the American engine of productivity can rocket toward progress unhindered.