Vice President Kamala Harris got slammed after tweeting about helping the vaccinated in the fight against Covid-19 over the weekend. Her widely panned tweet came after President Biden announced his six-prong action plan against Covid-19, which included forcing employers with over 100 workers to either get the vaccine or be subjected to weekly testing.
Vice President Harris tweeted, “by vaccinated the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing.”
By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 12, 2021
Fox News reports:
Harris’ tweet was no exception and was met with criticism and confusion.
“’Protecting the vaccinated’ is an odd argument since the vaccinated are already, you know, vaccinated. And the vaccine works in keeping one out of the hospital 99.99 percent of the time per the data,” Fox News contributor Joe Concha responded.
Former Trump administration staffer Kyle Hooten asked, “Why do you need to protect the vaccinated? Doesn’t the vax do that?”
Fox News contributor Kate Pavlich called Harris’ message “bizarre” and noted the Biden administration appears to be “taking credit for something…the vaccine is supposed to do.”
Other critics were quick to call the Vice President out for her strange remarks.
If being vaccinated is not protecting the vaccinated, then what the hell is it even for? https://t.co/StRsdLYrRY
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) September 13, 2021
"Protecting the vaccinated."
Maybe I'm crazy, but hear me out. Isn't that what the vaccine is supposed to do? https://t.co/gZgTwLPQ8y
— Michael Lee (@UAMichaelLee) September 13, 2021
Why do vaccinated people need to be protected?
Getting vaccinated was the protection https://t.co/1CDpMwOIJI
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) September 13, 2021