Delta Airlines To Require All New Hires to Be Vaccinated

P. Gardner Goldsmith | May 18, 2021
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In a move that sheds light not only on how inappropriately scared many corporate heads are of the flu-like risk of COVID-19, but shows the sky-high ignorance of many executives when it comes to questions people have about the mRNA-based gene-vector jabs for COVID19, Delta Airlines recently announced that it will require all new employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.

As Tracy Rucinski reports for Reuters:

Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) will require all new hires in the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the first major companies to issue such a mandate.

‘Any person joining Delta in the future, future employees, we're going to mandate they be vaccinated before they can sign up with the company,’ Chief Executive Ed Bastian told CNN in an interview late Thursday.”

But this will not be a mandate for current employees.

“Delta is not making the requirement for current employees, he said. More than 60% of Delta's employees are already vaccinated, according to the company.

Which, based on Anthony Fauci’s own admission, is a lot more than the staff of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the agency that co-owns the patent for the Moderna jab.

And Delta’s policy sure does seem counter-productive. Why insist that new hires be jabbed if the rest of the workforce might not be?

All of which brings in another major issue, with even larger implications.

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration just warned employers that they can be sued by employees should said employers mandate vaccinations as a condition of employment and then the employees become ill due to the jabs. This is partially due to the fact that the FDA only gave the jabs the OK under its “emergency use” category, a category that does not allow government mandates of the jabs because there can be no informed consent.

But the Delta story, and the connected OSHA news, open a door onto a larger, longer-term lesson.

First, we know that the FDA is not only not sanctioned by the Constitution, it delays many needed drugs, raises costs, and ends up becoming part of the “regulatory capture” phenomenon, whereby large corporations that can make huge political donations and pay lobbyists can get special favors from the “regulatory” agency, at the expense of smaller, less-flush competitors. But, more to the point here, there are some key principles about private business agreements, self-ownership, and government conceit that come into play.

First, no employer, consumer, or employee can reject OSHA (which adds BILLIONS a year to costs in the market, those being so-called "safety” costs that WE ought to assess, not bureaucrats telling us how to do business). 

Second, no taxpayer can reject OSHA or having to pay its bureaucrats.

Third, no taxpayer was free to reject the feds taking their cash to fund the making of these jabs. 

Related: Florida Gov. DeSantis Says 'No' to Vaccine Passports: 'Completely Unacceptable'

Fourth, people who claim injury from the jabs can't sue the jab-makers, because the feds gave them immunity from suits. 

Fifth, no Americans can reject Anthony Fauci or the NIH or CDC (even after the feds used OUR MONEY to inflate COVID “case” numbers, paying off medical centers that inflate case claims).

This convergence of the Delta story and the OSHA news exposes the difference between the voluntary nature of business (even business that makes mistakes with requests of employees) and the involuntary nature of government, especially the agency that's telling business people they can be liable if they "force" things -- that being agency a mechanism of force, of course.

Delta is not mandating jabs on anyone. It is asking people who would like to work for the airline that they accept those terms, just like it might ask them to accept other terms regarding hours, dress, etc. Likewise, the employees make demands of Delta, each of his or her own accord (except when the unions start muscling in). It is the involvement of government, i.e. the “state,” that people cannot choose to reject without suffering possible fines, imprisonment, physical injury, or death.

And, of course, since we taxpayers (and future generations who are born into government debt-inspired tax slavery in this so-called “land of the free”) already have bailed out Delta to the tune of billions, the circle is complete. Delta, in fact, has already enjoyed the fruits of government force. And we’ve paid.

It’s too bad the functionaries at OSHA won’t acknowledge the problem of that kind of force, and the problem of the force involved in funding OSHA, as well.