The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, had a difficult time with a direct question at her Congressional hearing on Thursday.
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) grilled Walensky over what should have been a layup for an agency head that has put itself in charge of America’s Covid response.
“What percent of CDC employees are vaccinated?” Rep. Cassidy asked.
“We’re actively encouraging vaccination on all of our employees and doing a lot of education and outreach in order to get our agency fully vaccinated,’ she said, completely dodging the question.
“And the — but the percent?” he asked.
“I don’t have that for you today,” she admitted.
There you have it: The head of a government agency has unilaterally made itself an enforcer of the nation’s pandemic response can’t even follow its own vaccine guidance.
While there are claims that the U.S. Congress ‘exempted’ itself from the vaccine mandate, this is not entirely true. It is inherently exempt from the federal vaccine mandate issued via executive order due to the separation of powers. It nonetheless remains the nation’s most powerful leaders are not holding themselves accountable to the rules they are enforcing on American citizens.
The CDC recently recommended vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11, despite there being no significant Covid risk for that age demographic. The survival rate for that age demographic is approximately 99.99998%. There have been 95 children in that age group die with Covid (not necessarily from Covid), and an estimated 94% of those had serious comorbidities. Therefore, there have been approximately 5-6 children that died with Covid that cannot be attributed to underlying health conditions in 19 months out of a population cohort of around 24 million children. This is infinitesimal and statistically close to zero risk.
Furthermore, vaccines have not been shown to significantly slow the spread of the Delta variant, particularly with children. There are an estimated 160 million Americans in the U.S. with “natural immunity,” which the CDC refuses to recognize despite robust evidence of its efficacy versus the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Is there anything about the CDC that isn’t a fraud?
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