Sean Penn argues Covid vaccination “should be mandatory”

Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment, actor Sean Penn argued Covid vaccination “should be mandatory.”

“This is one of those things that should be mandatory,” Penn said, comparing them to drivers licenses and “no different than having everybody being able to drive 100 miles an hour in a car.”

Per the report ‘While he’s a vocal proponent of mandatory vaccinations, Penn does make allowances for those individuals who are unable to receive any of the COVID vaccinations currently on the market due to underlying health conditions. But he also admits that he’s “frustrated” with the resistance he’s seen among America’s unvaccinated population who are able to receive a vaccine but have been hesitant to schedule their first dose. “There’s different kinds of hesitancies, and so I don’t think that there’s much excuse to not know the informational available anymore,” he says.’

“That’s part of why I think it should be mandatory,” Penn continues. “A resistance that’s just based on a certain kind of… lack of imagination and understanding of anything that’s helpful to the human race, I’ve become very frustrated by that. But I can only work within my own bounds and say that, for me, it should be mandatory.”

Meanwhile, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said while appearing on Fox News “I think it should be simple. There should be no mandates. No vaccine mandates, and no mask mandates. We should respect individual liberty. When it comes to vaccines I believe in vaccines. I’ve been vaccinated, my parents have been vaccinated, Heidi’s parents have been vaccinated. Particularly if you are elderly or in a high risk category, I think getting the vaccine makes sense, but I also believe in individual liberty and responsibility. I think you are able to make that decision for yourself and look at the cost-benefit analysis and to make a choice about whether getting vaccinated is a good idea.”