Fauci Says Herd Immunity ‘Unlikely’ If Not Enough People Volunteer For COVID Vaccine
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, gave a pretty stern warning about the inefficacy of potential herd immunity if too many people elect to bypass getting jabbed with the vaccine once it is put out on the market.
Boy, he and a few other select individuals really, really want to push mandatory vaccinations, don’t they? Makes you wonder why these folks think this is the only way to do “herd immunity?”
Fauci made his comments during an interview he conducted with the nonprofit think tank known as the Aspen Institute.
“There is a general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling among some people in this country, an alarmingly large percentage of people relatively speaking,” said the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases.
The government says herd immunity, or community immunity, is an “important” reason to get vaccinated.
“Germs can travel quickly through a community and make a lot of people sick. If enough people get sick, it can lead to an outbreak. But when enough people are vaccinated against a certain disease, the germs can’t travel as easily from person to person — and the entire community is less likely to get the disease,” the Health and Human Services Department says on its vaccines website. “That means even people who can’t get vaccinated will have some protection from getting sick. And if a person does get sick, there’s less chance of an outbreak because it’s harder for the disease to spread. Eventually, the disease becomes rare — and sometimes, it’s wiped out altogether.”
Fauci suggested working with local communities to inform folks of how the federal government is working to handle the pandemic as a means of encouraging them to get the vaccine.
“We have to make sure we engage the community as we’re doing now … for people to understand that we are doing everything we can to show that it’s safe and that it’s effective and it’s for the good of them as individuals and for society to take the vaccine,” he stated.
Personally, I think whether or not you get the vaccine should be a personal choice. The government shouldn’t be involved in applying any sort of legal pressure to get jabbed with this thing. Especially since we don’t know just how this virus works or how a vaccine might effect people later on down the line.