On July 27, Joe Biden apparently decided that a good way to reduce vaccine hesitancy among the public and inspire confidence in his government is to start insulting those who haven’t been vaccinated. His remark was aimed specifically at government workers, but some are seeing the comment as disparaging to all unvaccinated Americans.
They Just Double Down
Recently, the Biden Administration has announced that it is considering mandating that all federal employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 on pain of losing their jobs. Mind you, this announcement comes not long after Biden himself swore up and down that while he would strongly recommend that people get vaccinated, he would never force anyone to do so.
One of the strangest things about vaccination rates in America is that among those who work for federal health-related agencies, astonishingly few people have been vaccinated. In some agencies, the vaccination rates are as low as 50%. Obviously, this isn’t a good look for the Biden Administration, and officials can’t explain why it’s happening, so they’ve decided to bring down the hammer.
When a reporter asked Biden recently, “Will you require all federal employees to get vaccinated?” Biden responded, “That’s under consideration right now, but if you’re not vaccinated, you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were. We have a pandemic because of the unvaccinated, and they’re sowing enormous confusion.”
But the authorities are the only ones sowing confusion. Just recently, the CDC issued guidance recommending that the vaccinated return to wearing masks, a blatant reversal of its earlier position. This has led to more confusion, potentially turning more skeptics to mis-information sources.