Speaking this week with MSNBC host Chuck Todd, Dr. Vin Gupta, a health
policy analyst for NBC News, posited that even after people get the
second and final dose of the coronavirus vaccine, they should restrict
travel and continue to wear masks until every person in America gets
the full vaccine.
That triggered Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to snap back on Twitter, “This
is a bizarre, lunatic, totalitarian cult. It’s not about vaccines or
protecting people’s lives — it is instead profoundly anti-science, and
is only focused on absolute govt control of every aspect of our lives.”
Todd asked Gupta: “Are you getting your vaccination this week?”
“Tomorrow morning, and I’m grateful for it,” Gupta replied. “Chuck, I
just wanted to say, just a follow-up on what Yasmin mentioned; just for
your viewers out there. I know one of the individual schools we just
saw getting vaccinated is planning on traveling after this second dose.
This is a source of confusion; this is one of the misperceptions here:
just ’cause you get vaccinated with that second dose does not mean you
should be participating in things like traveling in the middle of an out-of-control pandemic or that you’re liberated from masks.
“Everything still applies until all of us get the two-dose regimen,”
Gupta insisted. “We don’t think that’s going to happen until June and
July. And again, this goes back to what we just talked about, Chuck. We
don’t know if just getting the vaccination prevents serious illness or
does it all prevent you from getting infection entirely. Meaning you
can still get infected with the virus potentially and pass it on to
others. So really, really, critical: don’t let your guard down just
’cause you got vaccinated. You still might be able to get infected with
the virus and pass it on to others, so please keep that in mind.”
Cruz was not alone in responding strongly to Gupta. Rep. Jim Jordan
(R-OH) wrote, “First, it was don’t wear a mask. Then, it was slow the
spread. Then, it was lock everything down. Then, it was wear a mask.
Then, it was wait for the vaccine. Now that we have the vaccine, they
tell us it’s not going to stop. Freedom!”
Rep. Jim Jordan
First, it was don’t wear a mask.
Then, it was slow the spread.
Then, it was lock everything down.
Then, it was wear a mask.
Then, it was wait for the vaccine.
Now that we have the vaccine, they tell us it’s not going to
Curtis Houck of Newsbusters noted Gupta’s remarks while referencing
Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ remarks on Sunday in which he said it
would be “appropriate” to close bars and restaurants. Houck tweeted,
“Between this and what Bill Gates said to Jake Tapper on Sunday, this
mentality will lead to more people committing suicide. Despite people
largely cooperating every step of the way, government officials and
health experts move the goalposts and it’s breaking people’s will to
Dr. Nan Hayworth, a former member of Congress from New York, stated,
“This doesn’t make sense. If an individual can’t *reasonably safely* be
assumed to have acquired immunity from completed COVID vaccination,
then herd immunity ALSO can’t be assumed. The herd consists of
individuals with immunity. If the vaccine works, you should be clear.”
There were more responses:
Some people really want this to go on forever don’t they?
SUPER-SPREADER Dr.Nick Searcy,INT’L FILM & TV STAR
They will never voluntarily relinquish the power we have
The goal posts have moved from 15 days to slow the spread to
even after a vaccine we have to continue to cripple the
Stephen L. Miller
A full and total revolt on corporate media won’t be over
political bias. It will be over shit like this.
And at least one call for more expert advice:
Skeptical. I need to hear from Dr. Jill Biden.
Joe Biden went from stealing someone's wife, to stealing speeches, to
stealing money, to stealing an election.
He has really grown as a politician.
-- Michael Moore