Once again, this administration is using language to promote vaccinations that simply does not make sense.
Kamala Harris, on Sunday, sent out a text that is getting a lot of attention.
In her message, she discussed “protecting the vaccinated,” which immediately brought about significant criticism.
Protecting the Vaccinated?
If you have the vaccine, you are supposed to be protected from the virus.
By all accounts, while there are clearly breakthrough cases, they are limited in number.
Additionally, in the majority of those cases, vaccinated people are not suffering serious symptoms from the virus.
Yet, this is the tweet that Kamala Harris sent out urging people to get the vaccine…
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
Fox News contributor Joe Concha immediately hit her back, “’Protecting the vaccinated’ is an odd argument since the vaccinated are already, you know, vaccinated. And the vaccine works in keeping one out of the hospital 99.99 percent of the time per the data.”
Here are a few other responses we saw…
If being vaccinated is not protecting the vaccinated, then what the hell is it even for? https://t.co/StRsdLYrRY
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) September 13, 2021
"Protecting the vaccinated."
Maybe I'm crazy, but hear me out. Isn't that what the vaccine is supposed to do? https://t.co/gZgTwLPQ8y
— Michael Lee (@UAMichaelLee) September 13, 2021
It is a tough case to sell a vaccination by telling people that are unvaccinated that they need to protect the vaccinated, especially when there is no data to backup such a claim.
For instance, a recent study found that unvaccinated are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized (7:100,000 v. .7:100,000) and 11 times more likely to die (1.1:100,000: v. .1:100,000) from the Delta variant.
Honestly, even with those numbers tilted toward the unvaccinated in terms of being more at risk, an active mortality rate of well under one percent is not exactly convincing for those that are still hesitant to take the jab, for whatever reason.
So, please, Kamala, explain to us what you really mean about protecting the vaccinated.
Source: Fox News