Newly surfaced emails reveal that the Biden administration was plotting to intentionally "leverage" high school athletics and extracurricular activities as tools to all but force Pennsylvania students to get the COVID vaccine during the 2021-22 school year.
An email correspondence that included several members of Pennsylvania Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s cabinet and Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty exposes how the state’s government had coordinating with the Biden administration in "leveraging athletics and extracurriculars as a way to boost youth vaccinations," saying that holding sports and other events hostage can "be an effective tactic across the country.”
🚨Public record emails show the Biden administration wanted to “leverage” school sports and activities to coerce vaccination amongst students.— Megan Eileen (@MegBeileen) October 5, 2022
“..we have seen leveraging athletics and extracurriculars as a way to boost you vaccination as an effective tactic across the county.” pic.twitter.com/VRcgd5EJBv
In one email, Nick Simmons, Senior Advisor for School Reopening and Recovery at the U.S. Department of Education, explained that students and coaches “want to avoid the risk of needing to quarantine for 14 days,” so the group strategized hosting vaccination clinics at the sites where fall sports had begun their preseasons.
"Sports and extracurriculars [are] an important factor for why young people should get vaccinated - they don't want to jeopardize forfeiting games or missing performances and competitions," he wrote in another.
"Students who are vaccinated don't need to quarantine and miss games," he added in a third, saying that "Teams will most likely have to forfeit games if there is an outbreak."
Imagine being an administration so bent on controlling people that you'd go so far as to "leverage" the fear of high school athletes, many of whom rely on sports for scholarships to attend college, as a way to strong-arm them into taking a vaccine they otherwise wouldn't get.