As The Daily Wire reported, President Joe Biden recently took a shot at the millions of Americans who remain skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine. What’s more, his choice of words made it clear that he’s joining other Democrats in playing the shame game, suggesting that those who haven’t been vaccinated are unintelligent.
That became evident during an exchange on Tuesday when a reporter reasonably asked if there will be a vaccine mandate for all federal employees.
The gaffe-prone president responded by questioning the intelligence of non-vaccinated individuals, saying, “That’s under consideration right now, but if you’re not vaccinated, you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were.”
New CDC guidelines
Biden was also asked about concerns that new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “could sow confusion.”
Fox News revealed on Monday that the CDC is reversing its earlier position from May in which they announced that vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask while indoors.
Under the new guidance, even fully vaccinated individuals are being told to “wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”
The government agency is also calling for universal indoor mask wearing for students and staff in all schools, regardless of vaccination status.
However, Biden rejected any suggestion that the CDC policies may have played a role in creating uncertainty over masking, and instead lashed out again at those who have yet to take the vaccine.
“Sowing enormous confusion”
“We have a pandemic because the unvaccinated are sowing enormous confusion,” the president complained. “And the more we learn, the more we learn about this virus in the Delta variation, the more we have to be worried and concerned.”
“And only one thing we know for sure, if those other 100 million people got vaccinated, we’d be in a very different world,” the president added.
Interestingly, the president did not mention that a significant amount of vaccine hesitancy appears to exist among his own voting base.
National Review’s Jim Geraghty noted in a piece on Monday that some 40% of the workforce at New York City’s Department of Education are unvaccinated.