This week, Dr. Vin Gupta, a health policy analyst for NBC News, said on MSNBC that even after people get their 2nd dose of vaccine, they should STILL wear a mask and avoid travel until everyone is vaccinated. Ted Cruz did not appreciate that suggestion.
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. https://t.co/ORSgtJoGLZ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 16, 2020
Rep. Jim Jordan had a similar comment.
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.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 15, 2020
We have come a long way from a two-week lockdown to stop the spread, haven’t we? We’ve had lockdowns. We’ve closed schools. We’ve driven small businesses under. We’ve prevented people from going to work. We’ve told people not to see sick loved ones in the hospital, not to travel, to stay away from gyms, from barbershops, and from gatherings with families — but has any of it worked?
Yesterday, the biggest COVID-19 hotspot in America was California. There were more than 35,000 cases there. That is nearly 16,000 more cases than the #2 state. California was the first state in the nation to have a lockdown. They’ve had a mask mandate in place since June.
They’ve consistently had some of the tightest restrictions in the country since the beginning and guess what? They decimated their economy and in return, they are the #1 coronavirus hotspot in America by a lot.
The sad fact of the matter is that other than social distancing, everything we’ve tried has failed and people know it.
Thank God Trump pushed so hard to get a vaccine through because unless we want to deal with years of tyrannical politicians & Karens ranting about the tiny percentage of people not wearing useless masks while we wait for herd immunity, that is our potential way out.
If anyone thinks we’re going to keep doing all this nonsense after we’ve vaccinated….well, they may be right. They just shouldn’t be. This pandemic has hurt a lot of people and so has the government response to it.
It’s time to put that in the rearview mirror and if the vaccine works, maybe more people will stop obeying these Corona-Tyrants that get a thrill from forcing people to comply with their silly orders.