Mister. Calf took a turn last week into “flat-earthers” as he lobbied for vaccines at a health policy forum sponsored by the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky, saying that “because some flat-earth dwellers, especially those in influential places, choose to sell fiction, we are losing more of our selves dear “.
Mr. Pablo, who tore apart Mr. Calf during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Work and Pensions hearing Thursday, citing a large Israeli study that found that those in the vaccinated group were more likely to contract COVID-19 than those with naturally acquired immunity.
“Do you want to apologize to the 100 million Americans who suffered from Covid, survived, have immunity, and yet you want to retain and vaccinate them?” the Kentucky Republican asked. “Do you want to apologize for calling those earthly people?”
Obviously, Mr. Calf He did not reply: “I appreciate that everyone has their opinion.”
“We follow the facts and the science at HHS. We use the experience of medical professionals, HHS scientists to make decisions, ”said Mr. Calf said. “It’s a team effort and we trust what’s on the ground to show results.”
Mister. Pablo He also highlighted Mr. Becerra’s lack of medical training. The former Democratic congressman has an economics degree and a law degree from Stanford, and its The absence of scientific credentials became a problem during its confirmation process.
“You are not a doctor. Do you have a science degree? ” Mister. Pablo he asked rhetorically.
He He continued: “And yet you travel the country, calling people who have had Covid, you looked at the studies of millions of people and they made their own personal decision that the immunity they naturally acquired is sufficient. But do you somehow presume to tell the more than 100 million Americans who survived Covid that we have no right to determine our own health care?
Mister. Calf He said that “I have worked for more than 30 years in health policy.”
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“You ignore history and science to shame the ‘flat Earthers’, as you call them,” he told the secretary. “He should be ashamed of himself and apologize to the American people for being dishonest about naturally acquired immunity.”
In his speech on September 21, Mr. Calf urged Kentuckians to get vaccinated. A survey by the foundation found that 20% of state residents were hesitant to get the vaccine.
“More than 660,000 Americans have died from COVID-19,” said Mr. Calf, as reported by WKU Public Radio. “And because some landowners, especially those in influential places, choose to sell fiction, we are losing more of our loved ones today than a few months ago.”
The Centers for Disease Control reported Friday that 65.1% of US residents ages 12 and older have been fully vaccinated, meaning they have received two doses.