Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House medical adviser for the novel coronavirus, recently said there should be more COVID-19 vaccine mandates in local health departments, according to The Washington Post.
- “I have been of this opinion, and I remain of that opinion, that I do believe at the local level, there should be more mandates. There really should be,” Fauci said on CNN over the weekend, per Politico.
- “We’re talking about life-and-death situations,” Fauci said, according to The Washington Post “We’ve lost 600,000 Americans already, and we’re still losing more people. There have been 4 million deaths worldwide. This is serious business. So I am in favor of that.”
Fauci said there’s no need for the vaccination to be politicized. The vaccination is not a political issue, he said.
- “It’s a public-health issue. It doesn’t matter who you are,” he said, according to The Washington Post. The virus doesn’t know whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican or an independent. … And yet there is that divide of people wanting to get vaccinated and not wanting to get vaccinated, which is really unfortunate, because it’s losing lives.”
Last week, Fauci told MSNBC that the COVID-19 vaccine shots are effective and safe, and people need to get vaccinated whenever they can. He also slammed unvaccinated people for avoiding the vaccine.
- “You’ve gotta ask: What is the problem?” he said. “Get over it. Get over this political statement. Just get over it and try and save the lives of yourself and your family.”