On a recent episode of “Real Time” on HBO, after host Bill Maher said that the pandemic is effectively “over,” Sen. Chris Coons begged to differ – revealing that he and his party will only allow it to be over once they reach their goal of having the entire world vaccinated.
Coons stated that the focus now needs to be on “supporting vaccination around the rest of the world.”
“Just resume living, you know?” Maher said before citing the case numbers in California. “I know some people seem to not want to give up on the wonderful pandemic, but you know what? It’s over. There’s always going to be a variant. You shouldn’t have to wear masks … vaccine, mask, pick one. You got to pick; you can’t make me mask if I’ve had the vaccine.”
Guest Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic echoed Maher, noting that she had “broken up with COVID,” and that she is “triple vaxed,” so if she contracts COVID, it’s “fair play … because it will put up a fight against me, but I’m not staying in my house again.”
The conversation then turned to Sen. Coons when Maher said that traveling in red states is “a joy,” and “blue states are a pain in the a** for no reason.”
Coons pivoted, arguing that we aren’t safe until the world is sufficiently vaccinated.
“One of the critical things that’s being discussed right now by President Biden, one of the things we have to recommit ourselves to is supporting vaccination around the rest of the world,” Coons said. “There’s still a lot of countries that are very, very minimally vaccinated because if a variant develops out in the world that is able to defeat the vaccine, we are all the way back at the beginning.”
Coons added, “So, in the United States, in most of the Western world, we’re ready to be done with this, but we’re not done until the world is safe, and we’re not safe as a world until the world’s vaccinated.”
Maher pushed back, claiming that the U.S. doesn’t recognize “natural immunity,” while the rest of the world does. Coons responded by stating that if someone tests positive for COVID-19 antibodies, he’s okay with that.
Coons and the Democrats’ apparent quest to force vaccinations on the entire world are a rather strange move and could be perceived as an excuse for the Democrats to continue enjoying the added power they have given themselves under the guise of protecting the American people from a pandemic.
Meanwhile, officials within the Biden White House are testing positive for COVID-19. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Sunday that she has tested positive for the virus, despite being triple vaxxed.
In a statement, Psaki said:
“On Wednesday, in coordination with senior leadership at the White House and the medical team, I made the decision not to travel on the foreign trip with the President due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for COVID-19. Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. However, today, I tested positive for COVID. While I have not had close contact in person with the President or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday — and tested negative for four days after that last contact — I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency. I last saw the President on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six-feet apart, and wore masks.”
Author: Sal Lupstein