President Joe Biden mocks those who try to make the COVID-19 vaccine a “political issue.”
In a CNN town hall Thursday night, Anderson Cooper asked Biden, “Should police officers, emergency responders be ordered to get vaccinated? And if not, should they stay home or be released?” ”
He replied: Yes and yes. “He waited until July to talk about the mandate because I did everything I could,” Biden explained.
The president continued, “Mandates work … all the talk about all these people who would leave the military if they were mandated. False. You get about a 90 percent vaccination rate.”
Biden told Cooper he had two concerns.
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“One is trying to make it a political issue. ‘Freedom. I have the freedom to kill you with my Covid.’ No, come on. Freedom number one,” Biden said.
“Number two, the second is that, you know, there’s a whole lot of misinformation out there,” he added.
See the Town Hall section below:
Biden said he was concerned that people were making vaccination a political issue:
“Freedom!”, POTUS quipped. “I have the freedom to kill you with my CoVID. No, I mean, come on! Freedom?!” pic.twitter.com/HFD7D8bL5q
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Biden mentioned former Secretary of State Colin Powell, taking aim at those who expressed concerns about vaccines after his death.
“‘Colin Powell was vaccinated and he’s still dead.’ Well, he knew his condition was serious and that it would be difficult – obviously he would have disappeared sooner if he hadn’t been vaccinated, if he hadn’t had the injections. But my common point is a lot of misinformation,” Biden said.
Powell died earlier this week of complications from the virus, as reported by IJR. He was 84 years old. Even those fully vaccinated against Covid-19, immunocompromised individuals are at greater risk from the virus.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson told his listeners that Powell’s death and the deaths of other vaccinated people “tell you that you’re lying. Vaccines can be very effective for some people, but not for the entire population.” , they don’t solve covid.
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