Critics alarmed by door-to-door vax tip-sheet: ‘Ignore no-solicitation signs’

An alarming document has leaked from Lake County, Illinois that purportedly advises President Joe Biden’s leftist door-to-door vaccination volunteers to ignore no-solicitation signs and to downplay vaccination side effects.

The document is subtitled “helpful hints” for “health ambassadors.” The tipsheet being used by the volunteers is reportedly called “Door Knocking Project to Increase COVID Vaccine Acceptance.” The document and script along with a video that is meant to train the “health ambassadors” on going door-to-door were released to Lake County authorities back in April. It only became newsworthy this week when the president announced his invasive effort to get all Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.

The document gives various instructions and tips on how to handle individuals who answer their door including “Inform, don’t convince,” “Knock and then back up,” and “Ignore no soliciting signs.”

“Ignore no soliciting signs. You’re not soliciting! You’re offering critical information and resources. What you are doing is not illegal,” the tipsheet admonishes.

(Video Credit: The Next News Network)

Volunteers were instructed to fill out a spreadsheet and note who is already vaccinated and who is “not interested.” Then they were to report back their questions, concerns, and other “important information that the Health Department is relying on.” Many contend this is for a database that not only tracks vaccinations, but individual medical data, and possibly other private information as well.

Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann told Fox News Channel’s “Watters’ World” Saturday to beware of what’s coming concerning a database and to prepare for it.

“I’m glad that this is an issue, and I want to urge all the viewers to go out and buy ‘No Trespassing’ signs at the local hardware store – “No solicitor” signs. Affix them to your front doors, put them right out by your front stoop, end of your driveway, because the government has zero business to do this, zero right. And what they’re wanting all of us to do is to check our Bill of Rights, our civil liberties, at the door,” she said.

“And it’s amazing. All of America is based upon the fact that we have rights against the government. And they want us, just as a matter of idea, [to] give up all of our first 10 Bill of Rights, our civil liberties, and say, ‘We’ll take it from here, we’re the federal government.’ Because don’t let anybody suffer any delusions about this. There is a database. There will be a database, and everybody will be in that database. And it’s not just vaccine status, it will be your entire medical history. It will be connected to your finances. This is going to get bigger, bigger, bigger, so you stop it now, and you don’t give any information to any government questioner at your door,” she urged.

(Video Credit: Fox News | Watter’s World)

The instructions also advised volunteers to stay calm and to not get discouraged by possible “rude” reactions, stick to a “script,” stay confident, and “have fun.”

“This is an amazing thing you’re doing. Regardless of how people respond, have confidence that you are making a difference and helping to save lives,” the sheet states.

It also reportedly advised the door-knockers to downplay the side effects related to the vaccines. “ I’ve had allergic reactions to medications and foods years ago, is this vaccine safe for me?” a senior citizen asks. They are instructed to answer with, “The only true contraindication to this vaccine is a severe (anaphylactic) reaction to an injectable/vaccine in your past.”

Critics are alarmed by the tipsheet and the entire program regarding personal privacy and government overreach.

Earlier in the week, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra caused concern when he stated that it’s “absolutely the government’s business” to know whether or not individuals have been vaccinated. He declared that “knocking on a door has never been against the law” and “it is our business” to make sure Americans can “prosper” and “freely associate” by being vaccinated against Covid-19.

“Now we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and, oftentimes, door to door – literally knocking on doors – to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus,” Biden stated to the press. He then added that coronavirus “surge response teams” would be mobilized to combat new outbreaks among the unvaccinated.

Becerra only made things worse when he argued that the administration wants to give Americans “the sense that they have the freedom to choose.”

“We try to give people as much freedom and choice as possible, but clearly, when over 600,000 Americans have died, the best choice is to get vaccinated,” he remarked.

A new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows that the door-to-door outreach is not having the desired effect that the Biden administration is seeking. It posits that 65 percent of GOP voters are against the vaccination push.

In response to pushback by Republicans, White House press secretary Jen Psaki proclaimed that the lack of accurate information on vaccines is “literally killing people,” and Dr. Anthony Fauci described the resistance as “inexplicable” and “highly ideological.”

There was further pushback on social media:

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