Stew Peters and DeAnna Lorraine (along with some other right-wing media personalities) have worked up an elaborate fantasy in which they suppose health-care workers will show up at their doors and use physical force to get them (and their families) vaccinated. They propose some pretty extreme responses.
When President Joe Biden began discussing community-by-community outreach to get individuals vaccinated, it was immediately spun by some into a story of government workers knocking on doors and demanding to see proof of vaccination, stripping the noncompliant of their Constitutional rights, and perhaps even using physical force to get vaccines in arms. This, of course, was not the plan.
In the clip below, Peters and Lorraine discuss what they’d do if this ever happened, and Peters promises that anyone who tries to vaccinate his family will get “a shot of their own.”
In July, Stew Peters said it would be a "false flag" if anyone shot someone for offering vaccines door-to-door. Last night, Peters said he will shoot anyone that comes to his door and tries to vaccinate him or his family. https://t.co/rwzcUbJeN1 pic.twitter.com/s6QVvt31TE
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) September 28, 2021
Right Wing Watch notes that if such an incident happened — someone using violence against a health care worker over vaccination — it would be a “false flag,” not an actual event.
However, the truth is, we’ve already seen physical violence over COVID-19 vaccination, even without getting to Peters’ made-up dystopia. USA Today reported last week on an incident in Canada, in which an angry man entered a pharmacy, where he punched a nurse in the face repeatedly, because he believed she had administered a COVID-19 vaccine to his wife without his permission. He then left, without ever identifying himself or his wife, or waiting for an answer about whether his wife was even vaccinated at that location or by that nurse. The nurse was transported for medical care.
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