The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to rear its ugly head in every way imaginable. Professional sports leagues are entering temporary shutdowns. Major airlines are cancelling holiday flights amid staffing shortages caused by the emerging Omicron variant.
The strange blend of science and politics brough on by the virus have infuriated citizens on both sides. Donald Trump downplayed the severity of the virus repeatedly throughout his presidency. He even publicly eschewed mask wearing guidelines after being infected with the disease.
Trump’s public messaging about the virus may be changing course. He recently sat down with conservative pundit and anti-vaccine advocate Candice Owens to talk about the vaccine rollout and many other things. When Owens pushed Trump about the dangers of the COVID vaccines, Trump surprisingly fired back.
“Oh no, the vaccines work, but some people aren’t taking it. The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine. But it’s still their choice.
And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected. Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form. People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.”
The former President said the vaccines represent one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki even signal boosted Trump’s message. It marks a startling change in rhetoric from a man who might still be in office if he had taken the pandemic seriously in the first place.
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