Now, we're not big fans of vaccines around here whatsoever, as our long-time readers know, but the thinking during the previous administration was, if there were vaccines to take, a lot of Americans would and we'd maybe get through this pandemic faster. Right or wrong, that was Trump's motivation behind the rapid development program.
Vaccines would really come in handy, Fauci said, but when it came to a question over whether they could and would become mandatory for all Americans, the chief immunologist and head of the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases resolutely said 'no.'
"You don't want to mandate and try and force anyone to take a vaccine. We've never done that," said Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, during a video chat pulled together by George Washington University.
"You can mandate for certain groups of people like health workers, but for the general population you can't" he added.
More than he's a doctor these days, Fauci is a functionary and a bureaucrat who is well aware of what is and is not permissible public policy in our constitutional republic. So he gave the right answer.
That was then, however, when we had a president who revered, respected and followed the Constitution; today, we have a puppet in the Oval Office whose regime is run by a pack of Marxist authoritarians, so the authoritarian in Fauci is now coming out as well regarding COVID vaccines, as Information Liberation notes:
White House chief medical adviser Antony Fauci said over the weekend that the Biden regime is going to "mandate" everyone including children take Big Pharma's experimental shots if they're not "persuaded" to take them and called for banning Americans from flying, going to work, college and school if they refuse to submit.
The move comes just days after Fauci said Americans will need to take a third booster shot to be considered "fully vaccinated."
"We have a pretty hardcore group of people that we're trying to persuade them -- or mandate them if they're not persuaded -- to get vaccinated," Fauci told the Association of LGBTQ Journalists on Sunday.
He went on to say that getting that "recalcitrant group" vaccinated is going to be "the key to ending this [pandemic]," but then quickly walked that back and said instead that vaccinating that group would just "cut down" on infections.
What a political hack.
"So we have about 75 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated who have not yet gotten vaccinated, that's the key to ending this," Fauci said. "I mean that would be the key, um, you would cut down dramatically the number of infections if we got the overwhelming majority of that recalcitrant group vaccinated."
Dr. 'You Can't Mandate Vaccines' also said last week that he supports mandatory vaccinations for any American who wants to 'freely travel' on airplanes or by rail and other forms of mass transit.
"It really doesn't impact me or anyone else," he said, saying that is a false claim in criticism of Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is mostly allowing his residents to make their own choices about vaccines, masks and other COVID-related adjustments.
“If he feels that vaccines are not important for people, that they're just important for some people, that's completely incorrect," Fauci said about DeSantis.
Things a tyrant would say.