Dr. Anthony Fauci, known as “Dr. Doom” around these parts, is once again spreading his message of gloom by stating that even if you get a COVID-19 vaccination, you still don’t get a free pass to travel.
This comment comes hot on the heels of his stating that it’s better to wear two masks than one, which is proving to be a very unpopular opinion amongst the majority of Americans.
Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, served as part of former Donald Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, and is currently President Biden’s chief medical adviser on the illness.
In a CNN Global Town Hall hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, retired nurse Carole Gardner told Fauci she and her husband wanted to travel to see their grandchildren. She said the two are set to get the second dose of the Moderna vaccine on Feb. 19 and asked when it would be safe to travel.
Fauci said: “The maximum immunity begins about 10 days to two weeks and beyond following the second dose… That would give you about a 94-95% efficacy and a good safety profile.” But Fauci warned that it’s “not a good idea to travel, period.”
“We don’t want people to think because they got vaccinated that other public health recommendations just don’t apply,” he continued. “So getting vaccinated does not say now I have a free pass to travel, nor does it say that I have a free pass to put aside all of the public health measures that we talk about all the time.”
So what, exactly, is the point of taking the vaccine if you could still be a carrier of the virus? Doesn’t that mean it isn’t really doing anything to stop the spread?
Yeah, I smell another big government power grab underneath all of this, don’t you?
President Biden is reportedly looking to mandate coronavirus testing for all travelers on domestic flights. That didn’t take long, did it?
I really get the feeling we’re all being snowed here, don’t you?