Throughout the pandemic, the left has insisted on violating Americans’ medical freedom. Even as the danger from COVID-19 wanes, President Joe Biden is warning people who don’t want to do what he wants.
“If the unvaccinated get vaccinated, they will protect themselves and other unvaccinated people around them,” Biden said at the White House on Monday. “If they do not, states with low vaccination rates may see those rates go up, may see this progress reversed.”
There are multiple problems with this statement. First, it implies that it is the responsibility of every American to get vaccinated in order to protect others.
If people choose not to get vaccinated, that decision is made at their own risk, and it is not anyone else’s duty to protect them.
They have the right to make their own decisions, but they also face whatever consequences those may have.
In addition, the suggestion that everyone needs to get vaccinated in order to protect the vulnerable is anti-scientific at its core.
According to the American Journal of Managed Care, Democratic favorite Dr. Anthony Fauci said that “effectiveness is easily as good, if not better” for the vaccine in real-world settings than in clinical trials.
“The efficacy of the vaccine stretches across age groups and is 97.5% effective at preventing severe or critical illness and 96.7% effective at preventing COVID-19 deaths,” the journal reported Monday.
Since the majority of vulnerable people in the United States have already been vaccinated, they are now overwhelmingly protected from the threat of serious illness or death.
This is true whether or not other people around them are vaccinated. If the vaccines are as effective as Fauci says, there is a very minuscule threat to vaccinated people even if they were to come into contact with someone who was unvaccinated and had the disease.
However, Biden continues to advocate forcing the vaccine on every American. He even issued a direct warning to those Americans who choose not to get vaccinated.
“Ultimately, those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price,” he said.