Public health prof: Biden should deny freedom to Americans who don’t get COVID vaccine

Public health prof: Biden should deny freedom to Americans who don’t get COVID vaccine
Leana Wen (Image: YouTube screen grab)

While appearing on CNN, Dr. Leana Wen, a former president of Planned Parenthood and a public health professor at George Washington University, told host Chris Cuomo that Joe Biden should deny Americans their freedom until they have received the COVID vaccine. (RELATED: Planned Parenthood president’s ridiculous claim: Trump’s pro-life agenda is killing people)

The regime, she explained, should “make it clear” to Americans “that the vaccine is the ticket back to pre-pandemic life.”

“We have a very narrow window to tie reopening policy to vaccination status because otherwise, if everything is reopened, then what’s the carrot going to be? How are we going to incentivize people to actually get the vaccine?” she asked, lamenting the fact that some states are reopening their economies and ending mask mandates.

“So that’s why I think the CDC and the Biden administration needs to come out a lot bolder and say, ‘If you’re vaccinated, you can do all these things, here are all these freedoms that you have.’ Because otherwise, people are going to go out and enjoy these freedoms anyway,” she added.

Translation: Not vaccinated? No soup for you!

Here’s video of her comments:

BizPac Review added:

Cuomo, who is a lawyer, never questioned Wen on the constitutionality of her recommendation.

Wen’s statements come amid increasing discussions within the corporate world and the administration about requiring Americans to have a “COVID passport” in order to fully participate in society.

Earlier this week, CNN reported that, according to one administration official, the White House is “working on creating a set of standards for people to prove they’ve been vaccinated against” the virus.

The official went on to say that the administration is working with an array of companies on developing the standards, to include non-profits and big tech, though “they are likely still weeks away from being finalized,” CNN added, quoting the unnamed official.

The idea of a so-called “vaccine passport” has come under fire from a number of people, including a former Clinton adviser. In addition, two governors, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves have said no to vaccine passports.

As an added irony, the subject of passports is occurring simultaneously to arguments from the Left that requiring IDs to vote is an unfair imposition on minority voters, who might be disenfranchised by such a requirement.

A post at Conservative Treehouse notes:

In this soundbite Dr. Wen is apoplectic that people might realize there is no need for a vaccination because everything is open and there is no crisis. She frets that American people will enjoy their freedoms without vaccination.

Or to be more precise, she’s concerned Americans will enjoy freedom — period.


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