Chris Wallace tore up Governor Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) On Sunday for speaking out against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, even though his state has warrants for several other vaccines.
“You say it’s a personal choice,” Wallace said on “Fox News Sunday”. “In fact, to go to school in your state of Nebraska, children need to be immunized against a number of diseases. … They must be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis B and chickenpox.
“Why are these mandates that parents in your state must abide by – and do they consistently abide by – why are they not so reprehensible and such a violation of personal liberty, but [President Joe] Biden’s vaccine mandates are? He asked.
Ricketts replied that people “don’t know who to trust right now” and that “we trust these other vaccines” because of their “long history”.
Wallace pointed out that the polio vaccine was also developed rapidly – and that people “saw it as a blessing” when it first became available – and that the Food and Drug Administration gave its approval. complete to a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ricketts responded by saying he was focusing on hospital capacity in his condition. He also said the majority of those who have died from the coronavirus in Nebraska are seniors and most of that population have been vaccinated. He claimed that COVID-19 did not pose a significant risk to young people.
Biden announced last week that all federal workers and contractors will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming weeks, as will healthcare workers from providers who receive federal funding through Medicaid and Medicare. The administration will also require all companies with 100 or more employees to test unvaccinated workers at least once a week.
Ricketts previously responded to the new regulations saying that Biden had “forgotten that we live in America; he thinks we live in the Soviet Union.
The governor is one of many GOP lawmakers who have threatened to sue Biden’s vaccine demands.
Biden responded to such threats in remarks he made Thursday: “Wait!”
“I am so disappointed that some Republican governors in particular have been so cavalier with the health of these children, so cavalier with the health of their communities,” said the president. “We’re playing for real here. It is not a game.
Check out Wallace’s entire interview with Ricketts in the video clip above.
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