Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease expert, on Sunday lamented the “disturbing” trend of people refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they voted for former President Donald Trump.
NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Fauci about a recent poll which found that 47% of Trump voters said that they would not get the vaccine, while only 10% of Biden voters rejected inoculations.
“Do you think [President Donald Trump] needs to be enlisted here at all to get his voters to take this vaccine?” Todd wondered.
“Chuck, I hope he does because the numbers that you gave are so disturbing,” Fauci replied, “how such a large proportion of a certain group of people would not want to get vaccinated merely because of political consideration. It makes absolutely no sense and I’ve been saying that for so long.”
“We’ve got to dissociate political persuasion from what’s common sense, no-brainer public health things,” he added. “The history of vaccinology has rescued us from small pox, from polio, from measles, from all of the other diseases. What is the problem here? This is a vaccine that is going to be life saving for millions of people. How some groups would not want to do it for reasons that I just don’t understand.”
Watch the video below from NBC.
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
- News2 days ago
Legal Expert Explains How Alex Jones’ Texts Could ‘Connect the Dots’ on Trump for the Jan. 6 Committee
- News3 days ago
‘Performatively Protest’: Grassley Chastised for Tweeting Angry Complaint He Has to Stay in DC to ‘Fight’ Major Dem Bill
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM1 day ago
Trump Rambles for 108 Minutes in CPAC Speech Filled With ‘Unapologetic Fascism’: Report
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM3 days ago
Listen: Candidate to Oversee All Minnesota Elections Questions if Non-English Speaking Citizens ‘Should Be Voting’
- News6 hours ago
New Bombshell Book on Trump Reveals He Wanted to Be Treated Like Hitler: ‘Totally Loyal’
- News8 hours ago
Less Than Half of Florida Voters Would Choose ‘Polarizing’ DeSantis New Poll Finds
- BREAKING NEWS5 hours ago
Travis McMichael Gets Life Prison Sentence for Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
- COMMENTARY2 hours ago
‘It’s So Gross’: NY Times Blasted for Negative Reporting on Biden by ‘Blindered Horse-Race Analysts’