Anthony Fauci Rips Ron Anon Johnson Over Vaccine Denial
Doctor Anthony Fauci is not pleased with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) over comments he made on Thursday regarding the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations.
“What is the point? The science tells us that vaccines are 95% effective. So if you have a vaccine, quite honestly, what do you care if your neighbor has one or not? You’ve got a vaccine. Science is telling you it’s very, very effective. Why is this big push to make sure everybody gets a vaccine, to the point when you better impose it, you’re going to shame people, you’re going to force them to carry a card to prove that they’ve been vaccinated so they can just stay in society. I’m getting highly suspicious of what’s happening here,” Johnson mused in a radio interview.
On Friday, Fauci tore into Johnson and his menacing belligerence in an appearance on MSNBC.
“Can you answer the Senator’s question, why this push to get everyone vaccinated?” host Ayman Mohyeldin asked a flabbergasted Fauci.
“So I’m not understanding, with all due respect, what he’s saying. All three vaccines that are available are on emergency use. So I’m not sure what the point is. The Moderna is on emergency use authorization. The Pfizer is on emergency use authorization, and the [Johnson & Johnson] is on emergency use authorization,” Fauci responded.
When Mohyeldin pointed out that Johnson was likely referring to all three vaccines, Fauci became incensed.
“Okay, well there’s a pretty good reason. We have 567,000 people who have died so far in this country from this disease,” said Fauci.
“That is a really, really good reason to get people vaccinated, with a vaccine, that you’ve shown is highly efficacious, and quite safe, and that’s the reason for the emergency use authorization. We are dealing with an emergency. How can anyone say that 567,000 dead Americans is not an emergency?” he added.