Many Republican lawmakers have been willing to get vaccinated. Some, though, like Rand Paul and Ron Johnson, have remained unvaccinated. Both men said that they had COVID already so there is no need to get a shot.
Johnson has continued to push plenty of anti-vax arguments that aren’t based in science. And in his latest argument against inoculations, he claimed that we can’t make something better than God.
The Wisconsin senator told WCPT, “Why would we just automatically assume that our natural immunity is going to be awful? You would think the default position would be, if you’ve already had it, you ought to be pretty well protected. Why do we assume that the body’s natural immune system isn’t the marvel that it really is?”
Johnson continued, “Why do we think that we can create something better than God in terms of combatting disease?There are certain things we have to do, but we have just made so many assumptions, and it’s all pointed toward everybody getting a vaccine.”
Watch a clip of the interview below:
SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI) on natural immunity: "Why do we think that we can create something better than God in terms of combatting disease? There are certain things we have to do, but we have just made so many assumptions, and it's all pointed toward everybody getting a vaccine." pic.twitter.com/QZIpLhTvfrSee Also
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