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MSNBC host agrees: Unvaccinated should be denied access to basic goods and services

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 10/26/2021 Becket Adams
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MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan supports segregating those who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus and denying them access to basic goods and services.

Remember, folks: It’s about public health. It’s definitely not a new-age religious cult whose most zealous adherents believe the path to salvation is through punishing the wicked “unbelievers.”

Hasan’s comments in support of isolating the unvaccinated came this week in reference to public remarks made by left-wing luminary Noam Chomsky (he’s still alive, by the way).

Chomsky said this week during an interview with Curt Jaimunga that the issue of vaccine mandates — that is, forcing the unvaccinated to accept vaccines or face a specific set of consequences — is a “mixed story.” He suggested there must be some compromise struck between individual liberties and public health, adding that society itself should form a sort of “social convention” wherein the unvaccinated are pushed into isolation.

How would this be achieved on a practical level? What happens when the unvaccinated need to, say, purchase food? Chomsky has an answer to this question.

"How can we get food to them?" he asked. "Well, that's actually their problem."

Sign me up, says MSNBC’s Hasan, who is all too happy to have the unvaccinated treated as an “other” class.

“Noam Chomsky is trending because he wants to get tough on people who choose to stay unvaccinated,” said the MSNBC host this week. “Good for him.”

Elsewhere in his interview, Chomsky argued that if a person who is unvaccinated against smallpox frequents an area where the risk of smallpox transmission is high, this would count as a situation where the community would be required, and justified, to intervene. Thankfully, he added, we haven’t quite reached that point “yet” with the coronavirus.

“People who refuse to accept vaccines,” he said, “I think the right response for them is not to force them to, but rather to insist that they be isolated. If people decide, ‘I am willing to be a danger to the community by refusing to vaccinate,’ they should say then, ‘Well, I also have the decency to isolate myself. I don’t want a vaccine, but I don’t have the right to run around harming people.’”

Chomsky added, “That should be a convention. Enforcing is a different question. It should be understood. And we should try to get it to be understood. If it really reaches the point where they are severely endangering people, then of course you have to do something about it.”

“So,” he said, “I think we should first attempt to establish conventions that will be understandable by people with some moral capacity to try to convince them that it’s your rights to refuse to get a vaccine, but then it is your responsibility to isolate yourself so you don’t harm others.”

It’s worth pointing out the COVID-19 vaccines do not completely stop the transmission of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rather, they substantially reduce the chance of transmission. So, what we’re talking about here is the creation of a caste system between the “clean” and “unclean,” denying the latter access to even necessary goods and services, all for the sake of a general reduction in the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Having failed to obtain your submission, they’ll settle for your death.

 

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