Senator Ron Johnson appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s program today and astutely pointed out that COVID-19 vaccine mandates are illogical.
Senator Johnson said,
The mandates are pointless. Now that we know that fully vaccinated individuals are getting infected, they can transmit the disease. Unfortunately, they are being hospitalized, they’re getting seriously ill, they’re dying. There’s no point to the mandate, whatsoever.
Because of the logic of Senator Johnson’s assertion, backed up by scientific fact and statistics, there is definitely a point to people resisting both the mandates and the “vaccinations.”
What is the purpose of vaccine mandates in businesses or schools or public spaces when any vaccinated person is potentially (depending upon individual behaviors) as likely as an unvaccinated person to be infected and able to transmit the disease to others?
Vaccinated people can be infected and, if so, they can and do transmit the disease.
Unvaccinated people are not necessarily infected. If not infected, then the person cannot transmit the disease.
Proof of vaccination is not proof that one is not contagious!
Some vaccine mandates allow for unvaccinated persons to be tested on a regular basis to prove they’re not infectious.
However, vaccinated persons do not have to take regular tests to prove they’re not infectious.
This makes no logical or scientific sense, given that vaccinated people are catching COVID and are transmitting the disease to others.
Vaccine mandates and vaccine passports, thus, are useless to prevent the spread of COVID. On the other hand, they’re very useful for certain people to use to gain power and control over the population in order to ram through socialist policies that they cannot impose on people except by force.
How about we just test everyone on a regular basis, allowing individuals the freedom to make personal health choices for themselves, in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and our history of individual freedom?
The right of the people to be secure in their persons … shall not be violated …
Prominent, much cited medical “expert,” Dr. Leanna Wen, recently made a seeming about face when she insisted:
To me, this is not a scientific question. This is a value judgement. … I do not think that it’s the role of the federal government and our federal health officials to be telling Americans how we should value our lives and our ability to get ill or prevent sickness. The role of the federal government should be to say are these vaccines safe and effective? Is a booster safe and effective? If it is, then allow Americans to make that decision for themself.
Wen, in this particular statement, was arguing for allowing people to choose to get a booster, whether or not boosters are approved by the powers that be in the federal government. She apparently was upset that expert advisors to the FDA and CDC had recommended against booster shots for most Americans; she was relieved when the scientific experts were overruled by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.
Follow the science! Until the science indicates that something Wen wants shouldn’t be available. Then Wen suddenly believes in “values,” so long as the values under consideration are hers and not those of people whose values cause them to refuse an experimental, lawsuit-immune gene therapy developed by using tissues from aborted fetuses.
Her values should be respected. If you disagree with her, however, then your values are not to be respected, you should not have a choice about what happens to your own body, and you should not be allowed to “make that decision for” yourself.
Wen is an expert to whom various entities (CNN, The Washington Post) go for her scientific opinion. But one must wonder about her expertise when she argues for her right to get a booster because she doesn’t “want to get COVID at all.”
Surely she knows about “breakthrough cases” and the fact that these vaccines are not sterilizing vaccines–meaning they do not prevent infection or transmission but only help prevent hospitalization or death (albeit depending upon the individual’s immune response and the timing of vaccination versus exposure).
Wen was notoriously in favor of Biden’s announced (but not yet realized) vaccine mandate. In fact, she apparently wished he had gone further to prevent the unvaccinated from traveling or even leaving their own homes!
What a switch from advocating for denying all freedom to those who choose not to take the vaccine to advocating for freedom of choice for anyone to take the booster, no matter what federal government scientists say!
So the government can, and should, force people to take the vaccine against their wishes and choice; and if you don’t take it, then you lose your right to travel or even go out of your house.
On the other hand, the government cannot deny people access to boosters if they want them or choose to get them, even if the experts advise against them.
Is this logical? Is this consistent?
The only way to square that circle is to admit that people like Wen believe in two types of people, two different castes, in this country: Those who deserve individual rights and those who do not.
Elites (like her) have rights. Deplorables (like anyone who disagrees with her) should not have rights, even to their own bodily integrity.
She and those like her get to choose what’s best for themselves, and for the rest of us, too, because we don’t deserve the rights that she enjoys.
How else does her philosophy make any sense?
It should come as no surprise that the very same Dr. Wen, who advocates for people to be able to choose a booster no matter what federal government experts say, also claimed that Ivermectin doesn’t work.
However, since the drug has been used for years by billions, would she argue that people have a right to try the drug, no matter what experts say, as a personal choice, just as she argues for people to have a right to boosters no matter what experts say? Bet not.
In addition, Dr. Wen argues that as a mother who wants to keep her children safe from infection, she should be allowed to get a booster shot, no matter what the government says.
One wonders how Dr. Wen will feel when Biden mandates COVID shots for children.
Will she argue that this is a decision for parents to make? Will she defer to the parents’ choice about what happens to their children’s bodies?
In light of the hundreds of thousands of adverse effects from the vaccines, and the tens of thousands of deaths reported to the government’s own VAERS system, as mentioned by Senator Johnson, will Wen agree that giving COVID vaccines to children should be a value judgement that should belong only to the parents?
Don’t bet on it.
We all know what’s going on here, and it’s not pretty.