Democratic Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) surprised Americans earlier this week when he said on television that he believes those who have immunity from COVID-19 infection shouldn’t be subject to vaccination mandates. Take that Joe Biden.
According to a report in Breitbart News, the democrat from President Joe Biden’s home state made his comments Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” with Bill Maher when the hotly contested issue of coronavirus vaccinations came up.
“The world recognizes natural immunity. We don’t. Because everything in this country has to go through the pharmaceutical companies. Natural immunity is the best kind of immunity. We shouldn’t fire people who have natural immunity because they don’t get the vaccine. We should hire them. Yes?” Maher asked.
Coons responded, “If someone tests as having antibodies, sure,” Coons responded.
The senator’s comments are more closely aligned with one of the Senate’s most conservative members, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) than they are with many of his Democratic brethren in the upper chamber of Congress.
Paul said, in a recent Op-Ed, that, “To dictate that a person recovered from COVID-19 with natural immunity also submit to a vaccine — without scientific evidence — is nothing more than hubris.”
“If you have no proof that people who acquired natural immunity are getting or transmitting the disease in real numbers, then perhaps you should just be quiet,” the physician-turned-politician went on to say that “when I go out to the media and say that I, as a recovered COVID patient, will not get a vaccine that is not proven to help me nor proved I even need — the science deniers, bureaucrats and media typically go nuts.
“But facts are facts. I’m no more likely to get or transmit COVID than someone who is vaccinated,” Paul said.
According to Paul it’s a well-proven fact that someone who has had COVID-19 has what they would supposedly get from the vaccination and that “. Vaccines are created to attempt to replicate the immunity we get from having been infected with a disease.
“I want all the science deniers to read that again,” Paul said, calling out those who believe in the vaccine mandates over natural immunity.
“Vaccines are a replacement for natural immunity. They aren’t necessarily better. In fact, natural immunity from measles confers lifelong immunity and the vaccine immunity wanes over a few decades.
“I choose to follow the science with COVID, rather than submit to fear-mongering.”
Coons and Paul agree on very little in the world of day-to-day politics, but it appears that this fact is so difficult to ignore that even the two extremes of the two parties can’t get around some of them agreeing: the science is settled.