On Sunday evening, Vice President Kamala Harris made some confusing comments as she was trying to convince the unvaccinated population of America to get vaccinated.
At one point, Harris said that the unvaccinated need to get vaccinated to “protect the vaccinated.” Was she implying that the vaccine is not effective?
Harris tweeted, “By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing.”
The comments from Harris were a complete 180 from comments she made in October of 2020 when she came out as anti-vaccine.
“If the Trump administration approves the vaccine, before or after the election, should Americans take it and would you take it?” Harris was asked.
Harris answered, “If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it. Absolutely. But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it, I’m not taking it.”
Trump did tell people to take the vaccine and Harris ended up taking it anyway.
By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 12, 2021
Harris immediately got hammered on Twitter for implying that the vaccine doesn’t work.
RedState editor Joe Cunningham tweeted: “If being vaccinated is not protecting the vaccinated, then what the hell is it even for?”
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon tweeted: “Opposing mandates is not anti-vax. Telling people they need to get vaccinated and wear a mask to protect the already-vaccinated is anti-vax.”
Fox News’ Katie Pavlich said: “’Protecting the vaccinated.’ So, the Biden administration is taking credit for something…the vaccine is supposed to do? Bizarre.”
Actor Adam Baldwin said: “Contrapositive: ‘By unvaccinating the vaccinated, decreasing our testing and masking, and unprotecting the unvaccinated, we can begin this pandemic. That’s vaguely what we are uncommitted to doing.’”
Author Chad Felix Greene tweeted: “They have to know about absurd this sounds.”
Journalist Orlando Avendano said: “La Casa Blanca goes full anti-vaxxer by saying that vaccinated people need protection from unvaccinated.
”Former Georgia congressional candidate Barrington Martin II tweeted: “India and Israel proved this is a lie, ma’am. Your rhetoric supported by your bought media companies continues to instill fear within the American public allowing them to make irrational decisions about their health but also creating irrational tensions among the American people.”
Writer Christopher D. White said: “Again with this claim re ‘protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated.’ What does this mean? Why hasn’t anyone asked officials why they keep saying this? The implication is that there is something about vaxxed and unvaxxed interactions that effect the vaccine’s potency or is this merely a way to pit the vaccinated folks against the unvaccinated folks, a strategy to provide more pressure on folks to get vaccinated. Either way. By God. It’s important for us to know which is the case.”
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