Deep Dive (Nov. 15): ‘How Did This Happen?’: Dr. Amerling on Vaccine Mandates

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
November 15, 2021Deep Dive

Different countries are taking different approaches on the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Austria is reinstating a lockdown, but only for the unvaccinated. According to The New York Times, it’s considered one of the first national lockdowns that specifically targets the unvaccinated. Latvia is banning lawmakers who are unvaccinated from doing their jobs. They are not allowed to participate in discussions or vote on legislation. They’re also getting pay docked for being unvaccinated.

In America, over 80 million people are affected under President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employed. But after a federal appeals court blocked it temporarily, businesses and employees are milling around in confusion. The three-judge panel wrote that the mandate likely “violates the constitutional structure that safeguards our collective liberty.” The appellate court’s ruling added that the mandate was “staggeringly overbroad.”

So what has people willing to lose their jobs rather than get a shot? We went to the the Global COVID Summit on Faith and Health in Missouri over the weekend to hear from doctors and frontline professionals on their reasons.

Nephrology specialist Dr. Amerling, M.D., asked, “How did all this happen? What happened to the medical profession? Where are they?” He added that “we’re being told that one size fits all. And that is the conceit of evidence-based medicine, that you can come up with a guideline that will apply to everybody.” And Dr. Cole said, “What I care about is your humanity. And that’s my calling as a physician because I took a Hippocratic Oath, and that’s to first do no harm. But what are they doing to us, they’re doing financial harm, they’re doing psychological harm, and physical harm. And to withhold treatment from a patient, that’s malfeasance, that’s also physical harm.”

Tune into Deep Dive as we explore these topics and more.

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