The COVID-19 vaccines overpromised and underdelivered. Still, officials who get the virus have not wavered from requiring for others even as it doesn’t stop the virus from spreading.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced he was positive for COVID-19 Monday despite being four times jabbed, Breitbart reported. This is the second time in seven months Austin has had the virus.
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Austin said in a statement. “I am experiencing mild symptoms, and will quarantine at home for the next five days in accordance with CDC guidelines,” he added.
“I will retain all authorities and plan to maintain my normal work schedule virtually from home,” Austin assured. Then, as per the usual protocol, Austin touted the vaccines despite his second bout of the illness even after the maximum allowed doses.
“Vaccinations continue to both slow the spread of COVID-19 and to make its health effects less severe,” Austin claimed. “Vaccination remains a medical requirement for our workforce, and I continue to encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated and boosted.”
Based on the number of high-profile figures who announce they’re positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and boosted, it’s clear that the shots likely do not stop transmission. However, Austin still imposed a vaccine mandate on the military, with at least 7,000 service members kicked out for failing to comply.
It’s unclear why Austin continued with the requirement despite the uselessness of such a mandate if the aim was to stop the spread. However, the same can be said for all mandates, but most notably for schoolchildren.
The Washington, D.C., public schools will require the vaccine for children 12 and older to return to school this fall, ABC News reported. It hardly seems necessary for children who are largely immune from serious illness from the virus.
Hopefully, Austin will have a speedy recovery from his illness. However, the real sickness in America is the lack of commonsense when it comes to these mandates.