Many in the Conservative world say that the vaccine shouldn’t be politicized. The irony of that argument is that Donald Trump made the COVID situation a political football by mocking masking and social distancing.
And while Trump is out of office, many from his cabinet continue to spread vaccine hesitancy. Even Ben Carson, a medical doctor, is willing to talk people out of the vaccine. During a recent Fox News spot, he called for more study of hydroxychloroquine in ivermectin.
The former HUD director told viewers, “We should be looking at other vaccines. We shouldn’t be satisfied with what we have now. We should be looking at therapeutics. We should be emphasizing those. We should look at areas of the world where COVID is not prevalent, like on the western coast of Africa, and say why is it not prevalent there?”
“Well, for one thing, they take antimalarials like hydroxychloroquine. We should be finding out why is that going on. Is that just a coincidence? Ivermectin, some of the other things that have been extremely effective. Let’s not have tunnel vision and say just everybody get the vaccine and stomp our feet say we’ll do everything we can to make sure everybody gets the jab. We are smart people. We have a lot of avenues that we can pursue, let’s pursue those, and if Dr. Fauci and others would recognize that and use their intellect, because they’re smart guys, to look at everything, I think we would make a lot faster progress.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.