The Republican candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor, Winsome Sears, declined to clarify whether she had got the Covid-19 vaccination on Sunday, instead reiterating a series of myths and misunderstandings regarding vaccines and diseases.
Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Raises Concerns About Covid Vaccination
While running for the second-highest position in Virginia, Sears was queried about her immunization status by the media’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” that disclosing it would be a “slippery slope” that would lead to her being asked about other personal information such as her “DNA” and medical history.
Because everyone now wants to know what’s in his genetic makeup, the minute he begins telling you about his vaccination status, they’ll all be down at the bottom of the mountain, scrambling to find out how they got there in the first place.
Sears predicted that you’d be interested in knowing this, that, and the other. According to Sears, who became the first Black woman in U.S. history to be elected to the position, she will not force anyone to get the Covid vaccine, and she has called on government officials to allow individuals to decide for themselves what measures they will take to protect themselves against the virus.
They have to keep in mind that we are in America. We cherish our independence. We are devoted to our freedom. The desire to come to our nation is intense since it will allow them to provide a better life for themselves and their family.
Let us not follow in the footsteps of other nations. Sears encouraged people to let their liberties show. Early this month, vaccination restrictions were a prominent topic in the state of Virginia’s statewide elections.
The Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, has consistently criticized Republican Glenn Youngkin for his opposition to a rigorous vaccination requirement. Youngkin, who went on to win the race in November, has said that he opposes a mandatory vaccination requirement.
When asked about the Covid vaccination and the virus itself, Sears constantly referred to generally held misconceptions. She said that persons who have already been infected with Covid-19 do not need the vaccination and questioned the merits of face masks in terms of preventing the spread of the virus.
Consider the following question: if the goal of the Covid vaccination is to keep us from obtaining Covid, why is it necessary for individuals who have already contracted Covid to get the vaccine? Sears said that one does not follow the other, rejecting scientific evidence that the Covid vaccination reduces the number of hospitalizations and fatalities.
Health experts have said that persons who have tested positive for Covid will have some antibody protection, but this protection will wear off over time as the antibodies go away.
According to specialists, those who have tested positive for Covid should still obtain the vaccination as a precaution, and data suggests that people who are entirely vaccinated may have more protection than those who have recovered from Covid-19.
According to scientists, universal masking for persons in close proximity may considerably minimize covid transmission, much more so than when certain people or no one is using masks.
According to research, masks have been shown to help prevent individuals from transmitting the coronavirus to others and may also help protect the person who is wearing the mask from being infected themselves.