Dr. Anthony Fauci announced last week that people were hesitant to receive the vaccine and should go ahead and give ahead and “give up” their freedoms simply “for the greatest good of society.”
What Fauci Said
Fauci delivered a lecture via livestream at the Montreal-based McGill University and fielded several questions. There was one question that asked Fauci how they should approach the value of individual freedom within the context of this global pandemic.”
Of course, Fauci couldn’t help himself, taking the opportunity to bash Fox News and other right-leaning media outlets. But he wasn’t done yet: he bashed individual freedom, framing vaccination as your responsibility toward others.
“I think what people have to appreciate, that indeed you do have personal liberties for yourself and you should be in control of that,” Fauci began. “But you are a member of society, and as a member of society, reaping all of the benefits of being a member of society, you have a responsibility to society.”
“I think each of us, particularly in the context of a pandemic that’s killing millions of people, you have got to look at it and say, ‘There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your individual right of making your own decision for the greater good of society,'” he explained.
“There is no doubt that that’s the case,” Fauci added.
Fauci continues to talk down to us, describing the importance of vaccination. Fauci later explained that plenty of unvaccinated people “inadvertently” and “innocently” transmit COVID-19 to people who are vulnerable to being hospitalized or dying. He then proceeded to compare living unvaccinated to an individual who is recklessly driving 100 mph on a highway.
“If I get hurt, that’s my problem. No! It’s somebody who you might kill’s problem, also,” Fauci said. The country’s highest doctor noted that those who oppose the vaccine will have to be convinced to get vaccinated only by what he called a “trusted messenger” and he suggests that family members, clergymen, and even sports figures could fill that role.
Fauci went farther than that, even saying that it was “just too soon to tell” whether Americans will be able to gather for the Christmas holiday.
“We’ve just got to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time,” Fauci said.
It was that same interview where Fauci praised California Governor Gavin Newsom (D), who last week announced that all of the residents of California age 12 or older would be required to be vaccinated. Fauci implied every state should follow Newsom’s lead.
“People need to realize that having a vaccine requirement for schools is not a new, novel thing that is very peculiar or specific to COVID-19. We’ve been doing this for decades,” Fauci said. “My own children could not have gone to school if they had not gotten vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella. So when we see pushback on that, it’s as if this never happened before. It’s actually ongoing with other vaccines. So, let’s do it with a virus that’s very, very serious.”