This is very good article from The Naked Emperor’s Newsletter. The author goes through a study conducted by Yale University. Remember when that really meant something? Not anymore, but I digress.
The author writes:
Something had to be done about vaccine hesitancy, so along came Yale University with a study which began in July 2020. The study, which was not published online until October 2021 (once everyone was vaccinated) was to test “how persuasive messaging affects COVID-19 vaccine uptake intentions”.
Here is a list of the phrases that the author concludes came out of this study and others like it:
- “Safe and effective”
- “Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yourself”
- “Reduces the risk that members of your family could get sick and die”
- “How guilty would you feel?”
- “How embarrassed and ashamed would you feel?”
- “How angry would you be?”
- “People who don’t get vaccinated aren’t brave but reckless”
- “There is nothing attractive and independent minded about ignoring public health guidance”
- “You risk the health of others”
- “Trust the Science”
- “People who reject vaccination are ignorant or confused about the science”
- “Not getting vaccinated means you are probably the sort of person who doesn’t understand science”
- “It reduces the chance of lockdowns”
Read the entire article, it’s worth it. Here’s the author’s concluding paragraph:
They wanted you to get angry in order to get vaccinated but they failed. But they wanted you to get angry, so get angry. Get angry that the population was psychologically manipulated to turn on one another. Get angry that your friends and family were nudged into parroting the phrases used in the study to make you feel guilty, stupid or embarrassed. Get angry that you were socially ostracised and de-invited from events. Get angry that your colleagues made you lose your job. And if you were one of those who tried to convince someone to get vaccinated, get angry that you were so easily manipulated.