Appearing on CNN with Chris Cuomo, CNN guest Dr. Leana Wen argued that states should not reopen because it eliminates the incentive to get vaccinated.
“The CDC and the Biden administration needs to come out a lot bolder and say ‘If you are vaccinated, you can do all these things, these are all these freedoms that you have. Otherwise, people are going to go out and enjoy those freedoms anyway,” Wen argued.
A "medical analyst" on Cuomo Primetime says that states should not reopen because it's easier to control people when they can't enjoy their freedoms: pic.twitter.com/PmDN7zmuOi
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 2, 2021
One Twitter user wrote “Our rights are not a cudgel that we should be beaten with. Our rights are not a bargaining chip that the government can withhold to get us to do what they want.”
Our rights are not a cudgel that we should be beaten with. Our rights are not a bargaining chip that the government can withhold to get us to do what they want.
Dr. Leana Wen propose to hold American's freedoms hostage to vaccination statushttps://t.co/jw0IgYznFd
— libby emmons (@libbyemmons) April 2, 2021
Another twitter user replied “Control is the name of the game.”
Control is the name of the game.
— KahunaMalu (@KahunaMalu) April 2, 2021
“Control through lies and deceit – rhe Democratic/Socialist way”
Control through lies and deceit – rhe Democratic/Socialist way
— John BBJr (@JBBJ8) April 2, 2021
Dr. Leana Wen tweeted Friday afternoon “This is the kind of story we need to see a lot more–what people are now choosing to do after being fully vaccinated. Yes, there is still some risk, but activities that were previously high risk for #covid19 spread are much lower risk after vaccination.
The change in @CDCgov guidelines around travel today are very welcome. They make common sense & scientific sense. I wish CDC would go further: discourage travel if people are not yet vaccinated & encourage travel—& other activities—for those fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/zP4WmpkDzc
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) April 2, 2021