CDC advisers’ vote to put COVID shots on ‘vaccine schedule’ ignites new fight in midterm campaigns
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WASHINGTON – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, two Democrats want to ban all medical procedures on any American, including vaccines.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Jerome Adams, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced their support to extend the country’s “vaccine exemption” policy beyond the president’s six-week ban on elective surgeries.
It is illegal under federal laws for vaccine shots to be given without a doctor’s note, and those in the military may also be exempt.
Those in the military and those not in the military would also have to have their parents’ permission to have vaccines administered.
The CDC and FDA say the exemption is a preventive measure to “preserve the public health” that would allow for the safety to continue while still maintaining the country’s “level of preparedness.”
Dr. Tony Fauci says, “My wife says I am so excited by the prospect of being able to make it through every single day without a COVID vaccine on my lips.”
“She says it is amazing to think about. This is so much faster that we can get the vaccine, because it is on the calendar already,” Fauci said.
The announcement comes amid a fight over a state legislative race in Georgia. Fauci and Adams are among the 10 Democratic candidates running to take on incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. David Perdue.
Fauci is running to replace disgraced Democratic congressman Corzine and said, “Our country is in trouble right now and we want to make sure that it has its people back.”
Adams is seeking to replace