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Senator Ron Johnson Defends Medical Freedom


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Ron Johnson came out on Thursday in support of medical freedom, citing skepticism in the big push to get all Americans vaccinated. 

Thank you, Ron Johnson, there are angels among us! 

Unfortunately, the pro-vaccine crowd instantly came out to criticize the senator from Wisconsin. 

They aren’t even trying to find true criticisms- Satan is flying at full force with slander, hatred, and derogatory comments.

Here is what the oh-so-nice leftists have to say on Twitter:

The mainstream media was on the attack again, coming to support the anti-choice lefties. 

Here is a snippet from CNN today:

“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? I mean, what is it to you?” Johnson said in an interview with conservative radio host Vicki McKenna.

“You got a vaccine, and science is telling you it’s very, very effective. So why is this big push to make sure everybody gets a vaccine?” Johnson asked.

Johnson’s comments come as all states expanded their updated Covid-19 vaccine eligibility guidelines this week, opening up vaccinations to all Americans 16 years of age and older, and as the country’s leading medical experts urge all Americans to get a vaccine as soon as possible. Both President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have stressed the importance of getting vaccinated and have encouraged Americans to do so.” 

In the McKenna interview, however, Johnson said he is skeptical of the “big push” to vaccinate all Americans.”From my standpoint, because it’s not a fully approved vaccine, I think we probably should have limited the distribution to the vulnerable. To people that really aren’t, you know, for the very young, I see no reason to be pushing vaccines on people,” Johnson said.

The article continued on, making sure everyone reading understand the urgency of getting vaccinated asap: 

“However, Johnson’s caution about the emergency use authorization is misleading. Both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines — the two current US vaccination options — received emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration in December. For Pfizer/BioNTech, that includes everyone over the age of 16, and for Moderna, everyone who is 18 and older. The authorization means that a medical product gets special authorization by the FDA to be used during an emergency, though it is short of a full approval. Pfizer and Moderna still need to file a separate application for its vaccine to be fully licensed by the FDA.

Experts generally agree that somewhere between 70% and 85% of the population must be protected to suppress the spread, a range that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has recently cited. Leading experts, including Fauci and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, have also cited the need to prevent coronavirus variants from spreading as a key reason for urging people to get vaccinated.”

Very convenient that the pharmaceutical companies are pushing for everyone and anyone eligible to get the vaccine $$$$$

Did you think Ron Johnson’s comments were dangerous and ignorant? Is he a hammerhead?

The NYmag thinks so in their scathing article: 

There’s something about U.S. senator Ron Johnson that consistently earns him contempt for his level of intelligence. Perhaps that’s because, from his surprise elevation to the Senate back in the hyper-Republican election year of 2010, he’s played the businessman-outsider card to a tee, sounding like nothing so much as a caller to a right-wing radio show who is wise to the games played by liberal elites who traffic in “facts” and “logic” and “science.” Just in the last five months, he held a hearing to promote the snake-oil hydroxychloroquine cure for COVID-19 long after Trump abandoned the delusion and insisted the deadly January 6 Capitol riot was sort of a civic version of a fraternity prank (leading Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski to call him “incredibly stupid”).

But now the hammerheaded senior senator from Wisconsin has gone from being laughable to dangerously ignorant in an effort to fight public and private pressure for vaccine-hesitant people to get the damn shot, as Forbes reports:

In an interview with conservative Wisconsin radio host Vicki McKenna, herself a vocal coronavirus vaccine skeptic, Johnson launched into a condemnation of “vaccine passports,” a credential that would allow businesses to verify vaccination status. But Johnson also went a step further, declaring he sees “no reason to be pushing vaccines on people,” arguing their distribution should be “limited” to those most vulnerable to coronavirus, and asking, “if you have a vaccine, quite honestly, what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?” 

In raising the red herring of a mandatory “vaccine passport,” Johnson is missing the point. It appears he either hasn’t heard about or doesn’t accept CDC guidance or the underlying science suggesting that the “herd immunity” necessary to end the COVID-19 pandemic very strictly depends on significantly higher numbers of people getting vaccinated whether or not they consider themselves “vulnerable.” So it is very much everyone’s business “if your neighbor has one or not.” And since mandatory vaccination is legally impossible, achieving herd immunity means that responsible opinion leaders should go out of their way to encourage, not discourage, vaccination of the hesitant. That’s particularly true of Johnson, since, as Wisconsin Public Radio points out, “Republican men are the demographic group most likely to say they won’t get vaccinated.” His attitude could help kill untold numbers of people and obstruct the end of the pandemic nightmare. Mitch McConnell is promoting vaccinations. Hell, Donald Trump is promoting vaccinations.

Instead, Johnson claims people like him who have had COVID-19 don’t need the vaccine, which is, in fact, wrong, as the Washington Post quickly noted: “Yes, people who had the disease produce antibodies that provide immunity from the coronavirus. But that immunity fades over time, and the body’s natural response may not be enough to prevent a repeat infection 90 days after the first one, the CDC says.”

Some twitter folks are even citing collusion with Russia! 

We’ve seen this playbook before.

It’s funny for those of us awake, but scary that some actually believe Russia Russia Russia!

This comment took the cake in its foolishness- because Russia and vaccine hesitancy go hand-in-hand…

 

Senator Ron Johnson came to defend himself by posting a statement on Twitter.

Here is what he had to say:

 

Medical freedom has a new white hat. Ride on, Senator Johnson!



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