On Friday, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci attempted to use the death of Gen. Colin Powell to push the COVID-19 vaccine.
He told MSNBC co-host Willie Geist that Powell's death after receiving the COVID vaccine was "extremely unusual" and that the situation was due to age and underlying health issues. He added that the former Secretary of State would still want people to "go ahead and get vaccinated."
“First of all, it was very unfortunate. General Powell was truly a great, great American, and it’s very sad that he passed away,” Fauci said. “But, as he himself — I knew General Powell, an extraordinary man — he would tell you himself, go ahead and get vaccinated because it really is a highly protective — his case was extremely unusual. Here’s a man who is in his mid-80s, who had a disease that makes your immune system highly compromised. He was on therapy that further compromises the immune system. So, he was at a much, much higher risk. I don’t think you should extrapolate that to people in general, even elderly people. He got vaccinated.”
He continued, “It would have been nice if he got the booster, but he didn’t get the opportunity to get the booster, but General Powell’s situation is really a bit unique with regard to the fact that he was significantly immunocompromised, which really changes the situation when you talk about the ability of a vaccine to protect you when your own immune system is significantly compromised, superimposed upon the fact that you are an elderly individual.”
A page right out of the liberal handbook....never let a good tragedy go to waste.
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