The term vaccine hesitant is one that has been used perhaps with the intent of convincing, coercing, persuading or trying to understand the position of those who have not had 1, 2 or 3 gene therapy injections. And there has been much debate over how to get the unvaccinated or vaccine-hesitant to get their jabs — shame them, bribe them persuade them, or treat them as victims of mis- and disinformation campaigns.

But who, exactly, are these people?

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh found that the association between COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and education level follows a U-shaped curve with the highest hesitancy among those least and most educated. Vaccine hesitancy was highest among those holding a PhD.

The percentage of each education group that is somewhat vaccine-hesitant. Source: Carnegie Mellon University

The paper also found that in the first five months of 2021, the largest decrease in hesitancy was among the least educated. Meanwhile, hesitancy held constant in the most educated group.

So not only are the most educated people most skeptical of taking the COVID-19 vaccine, but they are also the least likely to change their minds about it.

What are their reasons for vaccine hesitancy?

As summarised by Victoria Male in the BMJ a priori view that vaccine products are overwhelmingly beneficial is scarcely scientific.

And from conversations with many unvaccinated, it is clear that each person who has decided to decline or to stop the process of receiving any or further “gene therapy” has made a very conscious decision to say no thank you.

It is not a hesitant position it is a position of clarity. Having read, listened, witnessed, and researched we have concluded the risks of experimental gene therapy outweigh the benefits.

In the beginning, the denial of natural immunity and the benefits of good health, combined with the rushed and experimental nature of the gene therapy injection contributed to this position. Now we have more knowledge of the trials, the lack of efficacy, the incidence of vaccine injury and threats to loss of bodily autonomy.

Using public data alone Dr Peter McCullough’s presentation shows that the gene-based vaccines are neither safe nor effective. It is actually difficult to find anything otherwise. Even more so when all other consequences are considered

What we are witness to is so contrary to good public health and basics good health principles that it makes people suspicious that there is a greater agenda at play.


We have resisted social, political, and economic pressures. And we have taken the decision to hold our position despite travel restrictions, possible loss of jobs, relationships, and social connections.

We are clear, we are not hesitant. We are not thinking about it. We are not on the fence. We have decided we are not getting a Covid vaccine.

I know many think the vaccine-hesitant are dumb or just misinformed, that’s not at all what I’ve seen. In fact, typically, independent of education level, the vaccine-hesitant I’ve met in the ER are more familiar with vaccine studies and more aware of their COVID risks than the vaccinated.” — Dr. Joseph Fraiman, emergency medicine physician, New Orleans

Therefore perhaps informed dissent is a better term to used then vaccine hesitant.


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