Researchers from Yale University conducted the study back in July 2020, at least five months before the first COVID-19 vaccine received an emergency use authorization. It was published in the National Library of Medicine, a medical library run by the National Institutes of Health.
This means the federal government has sponsored tests designed to figure out the best messages to use to get people vaccinated.
The study, officially titled "Persuasive Messages for COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Part 1," involved 4,000 participants recruited online. The goal of the study was to test which kind of messaging would work best to convince people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
In the study, one group of participants was assigned as a control group. They were given messages that were not related to getting the COVID-19 vaccines. Another group was assigned to be fed baseline messaging. Meaning, they were fed straightforward "facts" regarding the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
It should be noted that all COVID-19 vaccines were still in the middle of development in July last year. This means any "facts" this group was fed regarding the vaccines had not been proven at the time. (Related: COVID propaganda roundup: The 'safe and effective' narrative implodes.)
The experiment had 10 other groups that were told different kinds of propaganda regarding the vaccines. One group was fed messages about "personal freedom." Members of that group were told that COVID-19 is limiting people's personal freedom "and by working together to get enough people vaccinated, society can preserve its personal freedom."
One other group was told that frontline workers like firefighters, doctors and other healthcare personnel are brave for helping deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. "Those who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are not brave," read the study's summary of this experiment.
Another group was told to trust in the science regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. The main message for the group was: "Vaccination is backed by science. If one doesn't get vaccinated that means that one doesn't understand how infections are spread or who ignores science."
One group was told that getting vaccinated was the only way they can regain their economic freedom. Another was told messages claiming it would be economically beneficial for them to get vaccinated.
Three groups were dedicated to feeding people messages to pressure them to get vaccinated. These groups were divided by tactic: guilt, embarrassment and anger. Two groups were fed messages regarding the social benefit of getting vaccinated and how getting vaccinated is in the best interest of the person or of the community.
Matt Agorist of the Free Thought Project has said that those messages ultimately proved to be ineffective, "which is why the government is now rolling out mandates."
The White House has told governors and other state leaders to prepare for the massive push to vaccinate children as young as five years old by early November. This is in anticipation of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine being given clearance to be used for younger age groups.
According to recent reports, the administration of President Joe Biden has already purchased as much as 65 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. This would be enough to vaccinate an estimated 28 million children between the ages of five to 11 who will soon be eligible to take the deadly and experimental vaccine.
In line with this preparation, Biden's administration has ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to plan a messaging and outreach campaign specifically designed to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated.
The administration has also begun planning the mass vaccination campaign with other local, state and federal groups, other medical groups and pharmacies.
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