Democrats know that a nationwide vaccine mandate will cost them dearly in next year’s midterm elections, but that doesn’t mean they are content to allow people to choose what they do and do not put into their bodies.
To this end, Democrats and Dr. Anthony Fauci are calling for “local-level” vaccine mandates. Put simply, this means the government is encouraging restaurant owners, businesses, hospitals, grocery stores, and other venues to force people to either get a shot or stay home, a move designed to force people out of work and public life if they can’t or won’t get a shot.
Dr. Fauci has made it clear that he supports mandatory vaccinations not just for local institutions but also schools, an absurd position considering the fact that tweens and teens typically do not experience serious health problems from contracting COVID-19. However, they can experience serious side effects from the shot.
His statement comes as Dr. Leana Wen, former head of Planned Parenthood, has said that “life needs to be hard for people who aren’t vaccinated” and suggested weekly testings for unvaccinated individuals. MSNBC has stated that those who are concerned about side effects are “cowardly.” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has said that he wants people to have “the sense that they have the freedom to choose” while stating that it is unequivocally the federal government’s right to know who does and doesn’t have the shot. A CNN medical contributor has called for businesses to make it impossible for people who don’t get the shot to lead normal lives.
President Biden has repeatedly expressed concern over the fact that vaccination rates have plateaued throughout the nation. As of mid-July 2021, just over 59 percent of the adult population is vaccinated, far below the president’s original goal of 70 percent. The President has gotten so desperate to push his will on the American people that he has even announced a plan to send volunteers door-to-door to inquire about individuals’ vaccination status and encourage them to get a shot.
In a free nation, people are free to do as they please and tens of millions of Americans have decided they have no interest in getting vaccinated. Contrary to popular misconception, the demographic most likely to refuse vaccines is not former President Trump’s supporters but rather young people ages 18 – 24, a demographic more likely to vote Democrat than Republican. Concerns over serious side effects of getting the COVID-19 jab won’t die as tens of thousands of people who have gotten the shot report either getting COVID-19 from the jab or experiencing horrific health problems afterward.
Unfortunately, liberals who are all too eager to push their will on the populace are far more concerned about stripping basic freedoms from people than looking for ways to address and resolve legitimate concerns.