Yesterday’s brief piece was only one conception of how things could go. There are others – and one of them was stated explicitly by one of CNN’s “medical analysts:”
A CNN medical analyst, Dr. Jonathan Reiner said on Thursday that it’s time has come for private industry to demand that employees take “the jab” or face the economic ruination of themselves and their families.
In other words, you’re a murderer if you don’t do what they say.
CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Reiner about it on “OutFront.”
“Given where things are going, is it time to move on from saying please to mandating?” Burnett asked.
Reiner responded, “I do think it’s time to start mandating vaccines. And I think that the private industry and private organizations will do that. At GW university, where I work, starting in fall, you can’t be on campus unless you’re fully vaccinated.”
“We’re at the part of the pandemic now where the problem in this country is that 150 million Americans are not vaccinated. Half of that number is less than 18 years of age. But let’s look at the adults. Seventy-five-million adults have chosen not to get vaccinated.”
He added, “That choice has consequences. Now, we can’t force you to take a jab in the arm. But there are many jobs, perhaps, that can prevent you from working if you decide not to get vaccinated. So I think we need to be more proactive, and we will see industry take the lead in this.”
Moreover, that privatization-of-vaccine-fascism has a very well-known supporter, who, despite his many self-contradictions and flip-flops, still commands an unholy degree of respect:
When asked by “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper on Sunday whether compulsory vaccine orders for Americans were a good idea, Fauci said he’s “in favor of that.”
“I have been of this opinion, and I remain of that opinion, that I do believe at the local level, Jake, there should be more mandates. There really should be,” Fauci replied.
“One of the things that will happen, and I think the hesitancy at the local level of doing mandates is because the vaccines have not been officially fully approved. But people need to understand that the amount of data right now that shows a high degree of effectiveness and a high degree of safety is more than we’ve ever seen with the emergency use authorization, so these vaccines are as good as officially approved with all the Is dotted and Ts crossed.”
Fauci also ominously warned that once that FDA gives final approval of the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine mandates will start going into effect.
“It hasn’t been done yet because the FDA has to do certain things. But it’s as good as done. So people should really understand that,” Fauci said.
Got the idea, Gentle Reader? It won’t be federal myrmidons force-vaccinating you and your helpless children. It will be state and local authorities – or perhaps your employers, as a condition of retaining your ability to earn a living. Wouldn’t that make it ever so much better?
And in the distance I can hear Glenn Beck murmuring:
Then they shove,
Then they shoot.”
The hour of decision is upon us. Brace yourselves.