Airline Pilot Says 80 Percent of Fellow Pilots Will Refuse to Get Vaccine Booster Shots

A pilot for a major airline estimated that 80 percent of his fellow pilots will refuse to take a COVID vaccine booster if it’s mandated, telling tech entrepreneur Steve Kirsch that they will quit before they take the jab again.

During an interview with Kirsch, Latane Campbell, who has 34 years of experience flying in the military and for a commercial airline, shared his perspective on the experimental vaccines, mandates, masking, and how this is going to end.

Kirsch, the executive director of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation, has been a leading voice promoting repurposed drugs to treat COVID, and warning against the experimental vaccines.

Campbell predicted that airlines will be forced into accommodating vaccine resisters because the vast majority of pilots are “aghast” at the thought of boosting. “It’s beyond a tipping point now,” he said.

Campbell noted that most pilots like to see the data before they make a decision, and the current data isn’t favorable toward getting a booster shot. He compared the pilots at his airline, which he didn’t name, to the pilots at Southwest Airlines in how they reacted to the vaccine mandates when they came down last fall.

“We were a little more recalcitrant,” he explained. “Which is typical of pilots. They don’t like being told what to do.”

Campbell told Kirsch that initially, pilots who agreed to get vaccinated assumed that they would get two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna injections, “and would be it.”

“Of course it’s evolved now, as it has in Europe where they have to keep boosting to be able to sustain the efficacy of the vaccines, and that clearly was not in the thinking of some of the pilots that I know,” he explained.

Campbell said he has about 100 close pilot friends throughout the airline industry, and everyone is “a little bit aghast” at the idea of getting the booster.

He said that the pilots he knows fell into two camps initially when the vaccine mandate was imposed. Some thought it was “no big deal,” and others felt it was a big deal, and felt like they needed to study it more before they submitted.

“But now that we’ve gotten deeper into the pandemic, the third wave, more articles published, more data revealed, the blowback has been very, very strong against boosting,” Campbell said. “I would say 80 out of 100 are saying ‘not a chance I’m gonna take these boosters.'”

When asked about the other 20, Campbell burst out laughing, saying they all pretty much belong to the same airline, which he didn’t name.

“Their DNA over there is a little different, and they’re wanting to just comply and go along to get along,” the pilot explained, adding that they just want to do their jobs and “go fly the airplane.”

Campbell said that he was one of about 30 percent of the pilots at his airline who refused to get vaccinated.

“If it had been forced upon me, I would have quit,” he said. “That forced the airline to come up with another way to accommodate us,” he said.

Campbell said that because he’s become known as someone who has kept up with the latest data on vaccines, he gets calls from pilots every day asking him for advice on whether to get the booster shot, and he’s shared with them information from around the world about the vaccine’s negative efficacy.

“It’s beyond a tipping point now where’s there’s a lot of resistance to boosting,” he said.

Campbell predicted that the airlines will be accommodating, because if tried mandating the boosters, they would be essentially grounded.

Campbell also told Kirsch that pilots are fed up with the mask mandates imposed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

He explained that pilots tend to remove their masks in the cockpit to maximize their oxygen and so they can talk to each other and to air traffic control.  He said virtually all pilots realize the facial coverings are just virtue signaling.

After claiming last April the Pfizer vaccines were 100 percent effective at preventing COVID, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla admitted on Monday that the vaccines currently being pushed by the Biden administration are basically powerless against Omicron.

“Two doses of the vaccine offers very limited protection, if any,” Bourla said Monday during an interview at J.P. Morgan’s healthcare conference. “Three doses with a booster offer reasonable protection against hospitalization and deaths, less protection against infection,” he added.


Meanwhile CDC Director Rochelle Walensky admitted during an interview on Friday that the COVID death count in the United States is wildly inaccurate, as many have been saying for the past two years. “The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75%, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities,” she said.

Campbell said he was “dumbfounded” at how many “rational human beings” fell for the regime’s COVID lies.

“The internet is right there at your fingertips,” he said. “You can go right to the health agencies and see these reports, and all the studies. And all the leading people—Geert Vanden Bossche, or Michael Yeadon—people who are at the top of this field—are screaming at the top of their lungs, ‘this is insanity, we have to stop this right now!’ and they get shut down,” Campbell lamented.

“Why?” he added. “It’s inexplicable.”

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.