What Do You Think?

by Atlantis 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • Atlantis

    Do you think the Tower is getting money from the government for encouraging people to get vaccinated? Or is there just too much lemon in my tea?


    Biden-Harris Administration Provides $121 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Local Community-Based Efforts to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in Underserved Communities

    As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden-Harris Administration is providing $121 million to support the work of trusted community-based efforts to increase vaccinations in underserved communities. These awards will go to community-based organizations across the country that are working in their communities to build vaccine confidence, share factual information about vaccines, and answer people's questions about getting vaccinated. This investment is part of the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to support and empower local trusted voices within communities to help encourage vaccination, protect more people, and save lives. This funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

    These awards, in addition to $125 million awarded last month, establish, expand and sustain community-based efforts to mobilize community outreach workers, community health workers, patient navigators, social support specialists and others to increase vaccinations.

    "We understand the important role trusted messengers in local communities play to help people make informed health care decisions, including whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. "Today's investments are part of the Biden-Harris Administration's efforts to strengthen equity and support organizations that focus on underserved communities as they work to increase vaccinations and keep people safe and healthy."

    Award recipients will engage with regional and local partners, including faith-based organizations, regional and local health departments, health centers and other community-based health providers, and minority-serving institutions, to reach underserved and high-risk communities to help bolster COVID-19 vaccination rates. For example, this funding will be used to support partnerships between academic and community-based organizations like churches and local fire departments to improve COVID-19 health literacy and vaccination rates in rural counties. Likewise, funding will support African American, Latino, and Tribal partnerships that engage clergy, churchgoers, adolescents, and others with trusted information about vaccines and work within their communities to get more people vaccinated.

    "This community-based COVID-19 vaccine outreach program will make it possible to reach people in vulnerable and medically underserved communities and help reduce disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates," said Acting HRSA Administrator Diana Espinosa.

    For a list of awards recipients, see https://www.hrsa.gov/coronavirus/local-community-based-workforce.

    Contact [email protected] with any questions.

    Learn more about how HRSA is addressing COVID-19 and health equity.


  • truth_b_known

    It is a possibility. The Watchtower did take advantage of the U.S. FDA food program.

    Another possibility is that it is becoming the trend for those who have been mandated by employers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to file a religious exemption. I think the Watchtower is wanting to avoid a Witness filing such an exemption and that incident being published by the news.

  • BluesBrother

    Maybe, of course.. since they did get involved with the Govt. food aid programme.

    However, if they have any savvy they would not do so. It would risk their credibility as an independent adviser acting solely for the good of their members. Also they have not come out and actually said “take it” , except leaning heavily that way in a letter to full time servants.

    ( Edit.. I have just read the new announcement to elders, which is pretty strong. While not insisting they get vaxxed they definitely must not talk against it or be accused of spreading dissent. Hmm . That may have affected what I wrote above, but I still doubt they are claiming a handout , although I have been here too long to say “ of course not”)

  • nowwhat?

    The watchtowers endgame always come down to one thing.. $money$!

  • Atlantis




    Thank you!


  • SadElder

    It wouldn't surprise me one bit that they are on the take. Takers always take and never give. Givers always give and never take.

    Remember when they made a big thing of the Quick Build program entering into a special arrangement touted as a national buying program. Allegedly to save the brothers money. In reality it was so they could get kickbacks from all the purchases.

    Always looking for an angle they tout as a benefit. BAH!

  • Atlantis


    You said it! If there is money to be made, then the Tower has got their fingers in there somewhere.


  • Earnest

    I agree with BluesBrother that it would risk their credibility to accept money for encouraging people to get vaccinated. Neither the Watchtower Society nor its affiliates are included in the funding by HRSA in June or July 2021.

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  • Jerome56

    Does anyone know how mayor DiBlasio got his information in order to praise Watchtower?

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