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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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