The Alaska Division of Public Health sent a March 26 email to educators, healthcare providers and others around the state to equip and enlist them in addressing what it calls the “constant and growing problem” of vaccine hesitancy.

Above, is the tip sheet sent to Alaska educators and health care workers to help them convince people to get vaccinated.

The notice includes marketing tools and tips to try and convince Alaskans that the COVID shot is nothing to be concerned about.

Sent by Patrick Sidmore, a healthy schools specialist with the Alaska Division of Public Health, the email includes a cheat sheet with dozens of tactics on what to say to those who are resistant to getting vaccinated.

One section deals with people of faith. It advises telling conservative Baptists that “Trump called the vaccine a ‘Christmas Miracle.’” For African American Baptists it recommends pointing out that Rev. Damon Williams said, “ignore myths and get vaccinated.” A strategy for Catholics is to mention that “the Pope got Pfizer.” Muslims could be told, “Quran says whoever saves a human life is as if he saved mankind,” the flyer states, and many Jews might be convinced by saying, “only the ultra-orthodoxy is not supporting vaccination.” A suggested tactic for Mormons is to convince them by saying, “All 8 leaders of CLDS were vaccinated and want members to do so as soon as they are able.”

In general, the tip sheet promotes the use of stories with “happy endings.”

To deal with people who are hesitant for other reasons, the tip sheet proposes telling personal stories about how the vaccine makes you “happy.” To convert those on the fence the flyer advises telling them they have options, all of which entail eventually getting vaccinated: “get it now, schedule it for next week, or schedule it for next month, your choice!”

Another option is to warn people about how scarce the vaccine is: “e.g., not everyone has access to this; we are so lucky to have it now for your; you are worth it!”

For those more difficult more opposed to vaccination, the tip sheet advises alternative methods.

“Poverty is the enemy here; we need to get our economy fully opened up and countries will do that when vaccination rates are high,” one bullet point notes.

Another says: “This is our generation’s WWII and every vaccination is a step toward V-day!”

Appealing to personal regret is another method in the flyer. “It seems unlikely to get seriously sick, until suddenly it happens; it seems random who will get Covid but if it happens to you or your family it would be heart-breaking,” it states.

In general, the tip sheet promotes the use of stories with “happy endings.”

When people point out that COVID recommendations are in constant flux, the tip sheet says the best route is to frame the many changes as “continual improvement.”

The email concludes with several tops from the CDC such as encouraging community leaders to be “vaccine champions, using “channels that people trust,” and making “visible your decision to get vaccinated and celebrate it!”

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‘A gift from God’: State offers tactics to sway Alaskans to get COVID shots

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • NAV says:

    They can take their BS and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine

  • Michael S Totten says:

    God gifted me with a functioning immune system. Vaccines tear down that natural gift so I am willing to donate my dose or doses to satans children. I’m sure that will help solve earths over population problem!

    • Akfishingirl says:


    • Missi says:


    • JohnInAK says:

      That’s not how vaccines work. Vaccines actually strengthen your immune system.
      Think about target shooting. You practice shooting targets so that if the time comes that you have to defend yourself, you don’t miss when it’s time to shoot.
      Vaccines are targets — they’re practice for your immune system, virus-shaped targets designed to help get your immune system ready for the real thing.
      The virus is a home invader, and when it runs into your trained immune system that’s been shooting virus-shaped targets for months, it’s in for a bad time.

      • George says:

        Two problems with that is 1) it’s not a true vaccine, it produces toxins in your body that hopefully will fight the virus if you get it and if it’s the specific virus and not a mutation of one or, as some have discovered, it could just kill you and 2) the development or production of the so called vaccine is tainted with abortive human cell tissue.

      • JohnInAK says:

        The J&J one was developed using fetal cell lines, but the Pfizer and Moderna shots were not.
        The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA shots are certainly vaccines — they induce your body to make coronavirus spike proteins, which in turn create an immune response (antibodies and whatnot).
        And despite what you may have seen on this website, no deaths have been attributed to the vaccine. Mr. Davidson would have us believe that if you smoke a pack a day, get the vaccine and then die of lung cancer, the vaccine is responsible, not the cigarettes.

      • J. Moody says:

        False. ALL the current shots have been tested w/abortive human cell tissue in phase 1, 2, and or 3 of development. The shot will always have the need for boosters because they do not aid in the development of T-Cell immunity which is the most important.
        This is gene therapy, unresearched, and still not approved…you will NEVER see deaths attributed… That would be detrimental the HUGE investments that were made into these companies. Who wants to tell them the bad news???

      • Michael S Totten says:

        Vaccines do not strengthen anything they rewrite your DNA code. You’re an idiot. I can tell the public education system failed alot of commentors on here! Make sure you’re the first in line to get your kill shot. You can have mine too!

      • JohnInAK says:

        mRNA and DNA are not the same substance (RNA is single-stranded, and contains a different nucleic acid than DNA). mRNA does not enter the nucleus of a cell, and even if it did, the vaccine does not contain the reverse transcriptase enzyme that would be necessary for the virus to change human DNA.
        The non-mRNA shots (J&J, AstraZeneca) are also unable to change your genetic code.

      • Pro M says:

        Well in that case you should vaccinate yourself from the possibility of a mass shooting, you can start with a small caliber like a 9mm and put a shot into your body, once it heals you can then step up to a 44 Mag and so on, when a real shooting occurs you will be fully immune to bullets striking your body because you are vaccinated, probably totally immune to lead toxicity as well…..

        This is exactly how stupid you vaccine worshippers sound to those who don’t want that Satan semen in their bodies, you got vaccinated ? good for you, now you will never get sick, now leave the rest of the people alone

      • Debbie Thomas says:

        This Is NOT A VACCINE! are you so far up a Bears A$$ THAT YOUR SORWING CHYT, WITHOUT KNOWING THE Real Name IT IS A BIOENGINEERED WEAPON TO KILL Humanity with in 2/3 years after Taken this Death Jab ..
        Research The Scientists that said WE HAVE MADE A SERIOUS MISTAKE?!!

    • Julie says:

      Amen to this!

  • Kathrine says:

    If it’s so wonderful, why the need for the propaganda?

  • Alicia Fitzpatrick says:

    That is coercion. Sleazy sales tactics designed to “wear down” the victim. Just say NO. Get comfy with NO. It’s a simple word that everyone understands and needs no explanation. Have fun with your new friend, NO.

  • John J Otness says:


  • Ruth Ewig says:

    Government encroachment into our private lives and freedoms once again. Where are the lawyers who can stop this? By the way, according the government HIPAA laws this is none of the business of the government. Propagandists need to be stopped and made to get out of our face. We can decide about vaccines or not. My mother-in-law has a leftist daughter who is sold on the vaccines and is trying to threaten to not visit her mother unless she gets the vaccine. So far she will not anyway. Keep firm on standing against this abuse of power.

  • BurtG says:

    Big Brother says be a good peasant and take the Vaccine of Beast! Its a grand human experiment that would make Dr. MENGELE envious.

  • Jean says:

    The harder they try, the more skeptical I become. I have my reasons. Lots of very good ones and nothing being said to me, no matter how you phrase it, will get me to buy that Used car you’re selling.

  • Mike Burdick says:

    It sounds to me like they are forcing the Mark of the Beast on us.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    No means No
    Stop the madness
    I’m not taking the dam shot/vaccine

  • Herman Nelson says:

    The first step of a oppressive government is to ask nicely. When that does not work, they start to bully. When that does not work, they will make it mandatory with fines, jail time and loss of rights for noncompliance. Using the same tactics Nazi Germany used- “It’s for your safety”.

    • Julie says:

      When the government knocks on your door and says we’re here to help, beware people! We know the rest of the story!

  • Steve says:

    So what keeps citizens from declaring they’ve already been exposed to the virus and showed no measurable symptoms? Therefore they don’t need the governments none removable drugs in their system.

  • Dee Cee says:

    I find it most humorous that some moronic, morally relativistic, uneducated, non-Catholic (probably) public health agency employee would have the nerve to lecture me on the position of the Catholic Church on Vaccines (or as the case may be, gene therapies, since we all know this is NOT a vaccine). Maybe such individual could do with a little tour of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1790? “A human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience. If he were deliberately to act against it, he would condemn himself.” Now, let’s trot over to CCC 2271: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law: You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish. God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.”
    So with these two pieces of infallible guidance, I can form a reasonable basis for my moral objection to procure or consume any product that contributes to the economy of abortion. If I knowingly produce an economic demand for abortions to continue to take place, by purchasing or consuming products linked to abortion in their research and development (as is the case with all the EUA-Approved Covid Gene Therapies) then I am violating my consciousness and thus condemn my soul to Hell. Thank you for stopping by, but please do not ever darken my doorstep again. If you do, after hearing my objection, then I know you are driven to do so by the Evil One and I will have to squirt you with some of this blessed Holy Water right here next to my front door. I hear it burns people who are demonically possessed. Good bye and May the Mantle of the Blessed Virgin cover you!

  • John J Otness says:


  • Theresa says:

    I reserve the right to make healthcare decisions for myself and my family.

    Where’s the talking point for that response?

    No one should ever have to give a reason for refusing to accept an injection into his bloodstream, or any medical care.

    If pressed, I would not give a “reason” beyond the fact that I deserve the right to make healthcare decisions for myself and my family. I decide what to put on or in our bodies.

    Just like a consultation with my doctor, you’re free to tell me what you think is best for me or my child, but ultimately, the decision to pursue any course of health care is mine to make. Period.

  • NAV says:

    In 4to 16 months you are going to see the adverse effects of these injections in the people that took them this is going to be the real pandemic!!!

  • Patrick Dalton says:

    At least we still can say no, and I hope all do say no. We can no longer say no to masks in certain areas like flights. Where do we draw the line on mandatory requirements that interfere with convictions we have? Train yourself now to say no, while there is no penalty for your stand. Some day, maybe soon, you may have to suffer imprisonment or worse for your faith

  • Carmen Durham says:

    I feel like I’m reading a clip of the book, “Unplanned” because Planned Parenthood does the same thing to convince their clients to get abortions.

  • G Aleution says:

    ‘twon’t work for me. My reasons for declining are deep values not ephemeral inclinations.

  • Ink Goes Wild Alaska says:

    I’m not a Catholic but I loved reading Dee Cee’s comment. Way to go, Dee Cee! I also loved reading every one else’s comments on here! It’s nice knowing there are still plenty of us like-minded people out there.

    As a Christian it is my duty to follow God, not man. I firmly believe there is a special place in hell reserved for people who use the name of God to coerce or manipulate others into doing things. I happen to be studying the book of Jeremiah right now, and this very subject is addressed. There were false prophets in Jeremiah’s day who were prophesying lies, and claiming to be speaking on God’s behalf. They were using God’s name to con people into believing their lies. Any doctor that does this is treading on very dangerous ground, in my opinion. I would not want to be in their shoes when they have to stand before God on Judgement Day.

  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    The beatings will continue until the morale improves ! Screw you State Workers , BETTER THEN THOU COMMUNIST! My immunity rejects you too !!! Coercion : acts of pressure may constitute coercion if they’re used to subvert an individual’s free will or consent. This is a offence in Christian & Common Law!!!!

  • Kim A says:

    Hmmm vilified either way you choose it appears. I would just point out the hatred and hypocrisy pouring out here by people who are likely conservative and Love Jesus. Currently it is still my choice. No one is breaking down my door and holding me down and forcing me to get vaccinated. Public schools and the military have required vaccinations forever. Conscientious objectors have always existed when it comes to vaccines. Hopefully you remember to love those who choose to get vaccinated…. If you strip away all the politics, this vaccine is safer than many. People put all sorts of foreign substances in their body that are much more dangerous than this. And I urge you to not succumb to paranoia. I had to tell myself that. Alrighty then, smear me away…

    • Julie says:

      Time will tell Kim!

    • john Doe says:

      “Thes 2: 10 …and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. ”

      I pray that we all be granted discernment. That we have eyes to see the truth and the wisdom to reject lies. In this time our physical as well as our spiritual lives hang in the balance.

  • Dennis says:

    I direct everyone to the term “sorcerer” used exclusively on Revelations. From Strong’s Abington Exhaustive Cross Referenced Concordance, Greek Lexicon, the definition of the word as it appears in English, sorcerer, the word from the Greek is pharmakia. Defined in Strong’s lexicon it means “poisoner, potion maker”. It does not take much of a stretch of the imagination to get the point as it is expressly addressing the pharmaceutical industry as we know it.

  • john doe says:

    It is most interesting that they need all of these coersive tactics. If the VAX was adequately tested and proven both safe AND effective manipulative tactics would not be needed. So many reasons for suspicion regarding the ‘scamdemic’ and this pressure to get an experimental gene therapy. What does this shot REALLY do? It clearly was never needed for a virus with 99.99% survival, especially with therapeutic drugs available that minimize the ill effects; HCQ, Ivermectin. And why is the use/availability of these drugs suppressed when they should be promoted and made available if health care is truly the objective. Everything about Covid 19 stinks to high heaven. This is a great deception with a hidden agenda, and I’m sure many sociopathic people in places of power are making money from this. Don’t get the shot! Rely on your God- given immune system which this shot may actually harm.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Any public health official that shows up on my property uninvited is getting a proper beat down for trespassing!

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    I looked in the Bible and did not see any passage about how God wants us to take the vaccine. Hmmmm.

  • G Aleution says:

    The desire to bind others by and with a spell using a pharmacologic agent or otherwise is a God and man hater and is up to no good. God is living. The death cult is a devil thing.