Paper: Discriminatory Attitudes Against the Unvaccinated

I’m giving this paper it’s own post. It expresses a reason why so many of us are vehemently opposed to “Amnesty” for those who pushed lockdowns, vaccinations, masks, mandates and more.

The authors of the paper are:

  • Alexander Bor
  • Frederik Jørgensen
  • Michael Bang Petersen

I didn’t read the whole thing but it appears the authors are okay with the vaccines stating:

In a historical feat of science, highly effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 were developed, tested, approved, and mass produced in less than a year.


  • Discriminatory Attitudes Against the Unvaccinated During a Global Pandemic

    Here are some highlights:

    Across three conjoint experimental studies (N=15,233), we demonstrate that vaccinated people express discriminatory attitudes towards the unvaccinated, as high as the discriminatory attitudes suffered by common targets like immigrant and minority populations3,4.5. In contrast, there is an absence of evidence that unvaccinated individuals display discriminatory attitudes towards vaccinated people, except for the presence of negative affect in Germany and United States. We find evidence in support of discriminatory attitudes against the unvaccinated in all countries except Hungary and Romania and find that discriminatory attitudes are more strongly expressed in cultures with stronger cooperative norms.

    Rights? What Rights?

    Elites and the vaccinated general public appealed to moral obligations to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake10,11 but the present findings suggest that discriminatory attitudes including support for the removal of fundamental rights simultaneously emerged.

    Meanwhile, in the U.S.

    Furthermore,  vaccination  status  is consistently aligned with other political opinions such as trust in science and the authorities, and, in the case of the US, partisanship.

    The Unintelligent Unvaccinated

    In the context of COVID-19 vaccines, this other dimension may also be activated as, for example, the vaccinated may perceive the unvaccinated as being unintelligent and incompetent for believing false information regarding vaccinations30. Discriminatory attitudes in the context of COVID-19 vaccines may, therefore, come to have a broader cognitive basis.

    The paper goes into:

    • Exclusions from Families in 21 countries
    • Stereotypes and exclusionary attitudes
    • Culture and exclusionary attitudes
    • Antipathy across six countries
    • Restriction of Rights in the United States

    You can download the full PDF at the source.

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