fbpx

Study | Vaccinated Discriminate Against Unvaccinated

National

Sign outside of a restaurant in New York City | Image by ABC

A new comprehensive study reveals discriminatory attitudes by the COVID-19 vaccinated population toward the unvaccinated population.

The study, published in Nature, spanned 21 countries and included over 15,000 respondents. The researchers’ findings were derived from three separate studies conducted between December 2021 and May 2022.

While calling the development, testing, approval, and mass production of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, in less than a year a “historical feat of science,” the researchers claim that finding willing recipients for vaccination was actually the “major challenge.”

As governments pushed vaccine mandates and widespread public health information campaigns, the two Danish authors of the study cited “pandemic fatigue” — which they defined as the public’s waning support for lifestyle and social restrictions and dwindling trust in authorities — as a leading cause for some individuals choosing to forego the vaccine altogether.

The study argues that “individuals who comply with the advice of health authorities morally condemn the unvaccinated” for what the former consider is a violation of “a social contract in the midst of a crisis.”

Meanwhile, “those who refuse vaccines report that they feel discriminated against and pressured against their will.”

To truly gauge the potential prejudice against unvaccinated people, the researchers asked 15,233 individuals how they would feel if a close relative decided to marry a vaccinated or unvaccinated person as part of a larger exercise.

Participants in the study were given profiles of two fictitious individuals that each had six attributes. Of the six, one was vaccination status, randomly assigning one of the two profiles with “fully vaccinated” and “unvaccinated.”

Among other attributes were age, occupation, hobbies, family background, nationality, and more. The study also included “immigrant from the Middle East” as an attribute for a point of comparison, as research shows “exclusionary attitudes” against this group in many countries.

In an effort to assess the attitudes of “both Western affluent and non-Western developing nations,” one of the studies was fielded in Germany, India, Indonesia, Morocco, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Amongst vaccinated participants, 14% indicated a dislike for the profiles of unvaccinated individuals, which is comparable to the 15% dislike rate for profiles that listed one of the attributes as drug addiction.

Disliking unvaccinated profiles came in significantly higher than profiles containing attributes including previous stints in prison, atheism, and a history of mental health issues.

Overall, across all three studies, 13% of vaccinated individuals disliked profiles containing unvaccinated individuals, which was two-and-a-half times greater than profiles containing the “immigrant from the Middle East” attribute.

“Unvaccinated targets face significantly more exclusionary reactions than immigrants in 11 out of 21 countries, while immigrants do not face significantly more exclusionary reactions in any of the countries,” the findings claimed.

The study also found that this prejudice toward the unvaccinated is essentially “one-sided,” citing that only in the United States and Germany did researchers “find that the unvaccinated feel some antipathy towards the vaccinated.”

However, the researchers argued that this aversion does not manifest in any statistically significant way or result in exclusionary attitudes by unvaccinated people toward the vaccinated.

Remarking on the findings of the study, one of the researchers, Alexander Bor, said, “The observation that vaccinated individuals discriminate against those who are unvaccinated, but that there is no evidence for the reverse, is consistent with work on the psychology of cooperation.”

“Indeed, vaccinated individuals in cultures with stronger cooperative norms are shown to react more negatively against those who are unvaccinated,” Bor concluded.

If you enjoyed this article, please support us today!

Formed in 2021, we provide fact-based, non-partisan news. The Dallas Express is a non-profit organization funded by charitable support and advertising.

Please join us on the important journey to make Dallas a better place!

We welcome and appreciate comments on The Dallas Express as part of a healthy dialogue. We do ask that you be kind. Kind to each other and to everyone else in your comments. For more information, please refer to our Complete Comment Moderation Policy.

Subscribe to Comments
Notify of
guest

28 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Bret
Bret
1 month ago

Study was not needed This played out in society with business’s and government employees including the military personnel who did not want to be vaccinated.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Bret
1 month ago

Poor baby snowflake. True, everyone has a choice to make, but there are consequences sometimes.

Crawford Hart
Crawford Hart
1 month ago

Discriminate all you want, sheep. Enjoy your clots, your heart failures, your compromised immune systems, and your four-times a year boosters. The majority of COVID deaths are now among the vaxxed and insurance companies will be charging higher premiums because of it.

My uncontaminated blood will soon be going for $15,000 a pint on eBay. Have a good life.

Last edited 1 month ago by Crawford Hart
William Danielson
William Danielson
Reply to  Crawford Hart
1 month ago

You’re just crawdadding. Weirdo talk. What a DA!

Karen Roberts
Karen Roberts
Reply to  William Danielson
1 month ago

I think being a mudbug is better than being the mud.

Crawford Hart
Crawford Hart
Reply to  William Danielson
1 month ago

You missed a whole traunch of memos, didn’t you?

No point talking science. But how’s this: beginning in 2021, and compared to the previous five year average, all-cause mortality rates are up 40%. Insurance companies survive by actuarial tables—if they can’t accurately predict death rates, they go bankrupt. A 10% increase is unheard of, a once in a century anomaly. 40% doesn’t even compute it’s so impossible. There’s no natural explanation for it. But there it is. And it will have to be dealt with and folks with spike proteins and carbon nanotubes won’t like the solution.

Last edited 1 month ago by Crawford Hart
Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  William Danielson
1 month ago

It’s par for the course in these comment sections on here, but I do love to troll these morons.

Jimmy Arnett
Jimmy Arnett
Reply to  Crawford Hart
1 month ago

I totally agree. The number of people who have been given clean bills of health in checkups and then drop dead of sudden heart attacks will eventually be too noticeable to ignore.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Jimmy Arnett
1 month ago

It’s far less than all the morons that died of COVID gasping they wish they would have been vaccinated. Boom!

John Gault
John Gault
1 month ago

I don’t mind being discriminated against at all. I consider it natural immunity from stupid ill-informed masses.
If you wanted the vax that was your business, if you didn’t want the vax that was also your own right to do so.
Any group or establishment that banned me from entry or participation for being unvaccinated was fine with me. Their loss not mine. I just took my business somewhere else and took note of their foolishness for future reference.

Fred Sawtelle
Fred Sawtelle
Reply to  John Gault
1 month ago

“…took note of their foolishness…”
Oh, the irony.

Not important
Not important
1 month ago

All Truths come out in the End, the Gov told the Vaxxed to discriminate, just like you can’t get certain Jobs without a Vax…talk about unfair-Financial Class system based on what you are willing to accept and give up.(rights wise)

Sara
Sara
Reply to  Not important
1 month ago

Vax mandates have been in place for years, why complain about it now? Certain jobs, certain places you travel to have also been in mandate for years. I do think everyone that can be Vaccinated should be but if there not that’s there business, till they go around people and get them sick. My best friend is not vaccinated and she has had Covid 3 times, but she stays home when she is sick and she wears a mask just in case. So I just think if you are sick stay home or wear a mask. This is not just for Covid but the flu also. Most people don’t care but there are people out there that have health problems and can’t afford to get sick. I have a compromised immune system and I have been told by other people that are unvaccinated that it’s my problem not there’s if they pass a virus. So I think if we become aware of other people and be compassionate we can protect people from getting sick. Wash hands, stay home when you are sick and if you can wear a mask. No one should be forced to take the vaccine but there are job’s that need to have mandatory vaccines. It suck but if you want a job that has mandatory vaccines the you have to get a new one. It a choice, a shitty one but it is a Choice. I had to leave the medical field because I couldn’t produce antibodies for the hepatitis B vaccine.it also doesn’t help when the unvaccinated call the vaccinated names, so it goes both ways. I think everyone should just respect what someone does to there body, and people should also protect passing the virus to other people.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Not important
1 month ago

No one told us to discriminate. It’s just common sense to call out stupid. Stupid.

Bob Smith
Bob Smith
1 month ago

For each question, were all attributes the same for each individual except for vaxed or unvaxed? If not, then the survey is flawed in making the assumption. It is misleading/leading to push bias. But apparently that’s what was wanted as 13% is enough for the unvaxed to comment, “Told ya so.” I thought Dallas Express touted being unbiased news. Quite a few articles I’ve seen suggest differently.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Bob Smith
1 month ago

This rag? Unbiased? Hahahaha! This site is a steaming pile of garbage. It seems like there is a new crime boss every week, but the stats are somehow based on comparing month to month with the prior year. It’s just weak sauce all around.

Paul W.
Paul W.
1 month ago

So does the vaxx cause bigotry or do only bigots get vaxxed

Scooterville
Scooterville
Reply to  Paul W.
1 month ago

Injecting rat tested experimental foreign genetic code to trick the body into producing foreign proteins that express on widely dispersed cell surfaces causes all kinds of things.

A product so great that they have to misclassify it as a common vaccine in order to get you to take it.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Scooterville
1 month ago

So exactly how big is your trailer and how much meth do you smoke?

Wolfman
Wolfman
1 month ago

I haven’t been vaccinated against Covid. I have never gotten Covid. Covid has become the disease of the vaccinated. Discriminate against me? It none of their business if I’ve gotten the jab or not. If they want to kick me out of their business for not wearing that retarded mask, I’ll go somewhere else and do business and never visit that establishment again.

On a side note. I’ve seen stupid, fearful people wearing masks while alone in their cars. I’ve seen stupid fearful people wearing a mask in public while walking alone with not a soul anywhere near them.

Roxanne Arnold
Roxanne Arnold
1 month ago

There is something I’d like to address ,,, I am a unvaccinated 64 year old female & my life has been distorted over the last Going on three years, I have been a hairdresser for 44 of those years, I have a quarter of the clientele that I had before Covid, I also had a cleaning business for 30 years completely destroyed, my son was Two weeks shy from opening up a restaurant that him and I worked on 3 years to the tune of $156,000, gone, I have paid out over $20,000 in storage fees, can barely keep my electricity on, now what??? There’s no hope for us, I was completely totally discriminated against because I cannot have the vaccine due to severe anaphylactic reaction to vaccines, I can’t even have tetanus vaccine, I am way more afraid of tetanus than I am Covid, I do not blame the people that discriminate against me and left me after years of doing their hair and years of doing their cleaning I pray for them every day ,,, I’m sad for every single person that has fallen victim to an enormous lie ,,, sadly now I have had countless amounts of people die and not from Covid, the grieving is horrible I don’t know how to process this, all the people I know not one died from Covid and now every week 2 to 3 people are dying Im so afraid for my family & dear friend s , Pray pray pray pray pray pray pray every one please
I beg of you all

Sara
Sara
Reply to  Roxanne Arnold
1 month ago

I am so sorry you have to go through this. You have a medical exemption. Like I wrote above I do think people that can be vaccinated should be, but people that can’t get it should not be treated like this. We all have a different option on Covid but that should not stop us from being around each other. Just take precautions. Wash hand, stay home when your sick and wear a mask if you can. I would probably die if I got Covid but I can’t stop living. No one should be going through this because someone can’t medically have a vaccine. People like you, that can’t get vaccinated is why in my opinion everyone that can be vaccinated should get vaccinated cause then you are protected by Heard immunity. I will keep you in my prayers.

Roxanne Arnold
Roxanne Arnold
Reply to  Sara
1 month ago

Thank you so much ,,,, just to let you know I have not gotten Covid,,, Been exposed to it plenty of times, but I’ve tested about 10 times and I have not gotten covid so my thoughts & prayer is that You will never get Covid, blessings to you & yours

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Sara
1 month ago

I’ll agree with you if she is telling the truth. If she truly has severe anaphylaxis to vaccines, which is about 1 per million, then she would be unable to get basic vaccines against measles and polio and probably shouldn’t be put in the service industry cutting hair or cleaning homes. Just saying.

KAM
KAM
1 month ago

They can go ahead and discriminate, I’m not sick and I’m not going to die of an untested vaccine. Only the stupid sheeples are taking this garbage!

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
1 month ago

Man, I loved and relished in all the stories of the anti-vax pundits that died of COVID and say “If I could go back, I would have gotten the vaccine.” The problem is now we have more means of treating the unvaccinated idiots and they end up living. Too bad. I miss those stories. Hahaha!

BTW you can’t sell blood on eBay. More idiocy.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
1 month ago

For all the dudes in here claiming that COVID is a hoax and the vaccines kills you, I bet you would fight to be first in line for the vaccine if COVID made your d*ck fall off. Just saying. 100% fact. Stop with this idiotic theories.

Mary Ellen Bluntzer
Mary Ellen Bluntzer
1 month ago

What’s the difference between conspiracy theory and the truth? about 3 months…