‘Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus,’ he says.
White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci called on vaccine-hesitant Americans “put aside” their “concerns about personal liberty” and just take the experimental COVID vaccine.
“You have to get the overwhelming proportion of people vaccinated, but you also have to do mitigation, and that gets to the controversial issue of mask wearing, and the mandating of things. Mandating vaccines, for example, for teachers and…personnel in the school,” Fauci said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“It’s the unvaccinated that are doing that, so we have a lot of tasks. We’ve got to do mitigation. Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus,” Fauci said.
“And we really have to go together to get on top of this. Otherwise, we’re going to continue to suffer as we’re seeing right now.”
Fauci has been more brazen in his support for vaccine and mask mandates in recent months in tandem with the rise of the so-called “delta” COVID variant.
Others, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, have been more blunt in demanding compliance from Americans as local authorities in blue cities weigh imposing more mandates.
“Screw your freedom,” he said last week in response to mask mandate pushback.
So far, ten states have banned vaccine mandates as blue states like New York and California are preparing to impose vaccine and mask mandates for businesses, schools, and government jobs.