“I know some people seem to not want to give up on the wonderful pandemic, but you know what? It’s over. And that vaccinated people shouldn’t have to wear masks, and we shouldn’t fire people who have natural immunity because they don’t get the vaccine.”
Maher said, “I’m not sure what the latest Dr. Fauci thing was on Halloween, he’s changed his mind a lot but I think it was go and do it. I hope so. Because it certainly has been my position since the beginning of this, just resume living. I mean, come on, the 15 of 100,000, that’s where we are cases in California, 15 cases per 100,000 people, I know some people seem to not want to give up on the wonderful pandemic, but you know what? It’s over. There’s always going to be a variant, you shouldn’t have to wear masks.”
“Also, vaccine, mask, pick one. You’ve got to pick. You can’t make me mask if I’ve had the vaccine. I travel in every state now, back on the road, and the red states are a joy, and the blue states are a pain in the ass, for no reason.”
“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.”
“I see it all the time, I saw it driving in today, people outside, alone, walking with a mask. It’s so stupid. It’s an amulet.”
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French President Emmanuel Macron Says Someone Who Refuses COVID Vaccine Is ‘Not a Citizen’
French president Macron’s desire to ‘piss off’ unvaccinated individuals triggers outrage
Macron spoke candidly during an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, during which he said that he wanted to make life difficult for individuals who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. The French “sanitary pass” has prompted a number of protests and stiff opposition while the country nears 75% full vaccination.
“I really want to piss them off, and we’ll carry on doing this – to the end,” Macron said three months ahead of a presidential election. “I won’t send [unvaccinated people] to prison, so we need to tell them, from 15 January, you will no longer be able to go to the restaurant. You will no longer be able to go for a coffee, you will no longer be able to go to the theatre. You will no longer be able to go to the cinema.”
The French Parliament heard Macron’s comments during a debate over his proposed bill to tighten restrictions for unvaccinated individuals, leading to a swift and strong uproar in response.
His opponents have labeled the comments “unworthy” of a president.
“Even if one doesn’t share their choice, they have broken none of our country’s laws,” Marine Le Pen, Macron’s chief opponent in the upcoming election, told reporters late Tuesday. “He is continuing his policy of division, of pitting the French against one another.”
She later tweeted “A president shouldn’t say that…Emmanuel Macron is unworthy of his office.”
Leftist politician Jean-Luc Melanchon described the remarks as an “astonishing confession,” according to the BBC.
But Macron’s allies have defended the comments, with Stéphane Séjourné, a member of the European Parliament, arguing on Twitter that unvaccinated individuals have “bothered” the French by “forcing the rest of the population to endure restrictions.”
Debate over Macron’s bill continue into Wednesday as opponents still seek to delay its passage. Some of his supporters claimed to have received death threats because they are backing the legislation, The New York Times reported.
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