ABC News’ Sunny Hostin has recently declared on The View that those who do not get the COVID-19 vaccine should be “shunned,” even going as far as singling out “white evangelists” and “Republicans.”
“When you look at the folks that are not getting vaccinated—because it’s a quarter of Americans that aren’t getting vaccinated — white evangelicals, 45 percent say they won’t get vaccinated. According to a Pew Research, almost 50 percent of Republicans are refusing to get the vaccine,” she said.
“So we won’t reach herd immunity because of those particular groups,” she added. “So I say, we need to shun those that refuse to get vaccinated, just like now in certain states. Many states—I know in New York, there are signs on storefronts, on businesses all across the state, no mask, no entry.”
“I think if you have not been vaccinated, no entry. You want to get on a plane, you got to be vaccinated, show proof of vaccination. And those people that don’t want to get vaccinated, then that’s fine. That’s fine for you. But then… you can’t spread it to other people that are also not vaccinated. Then you don’t get those other liberties that come with immunity,” she continued.
“Something has to break,” Hostin added. “If that’s your personal choice — not to get vaccinated — you don’t then get to infringe on the rights of those who have chosen to protect their fellow citizens.”
Did she just imply that you should not have your freedom if you don’t submit?
Still, it turns out that she is not the only one who sees things that way.
On Friday, USA Today published an op ed titled, “It’s time to start shunning the ‘vaccine hesitant.’ They’re blocking COVID herd immunity.” Michael J. Stern wrote in the piece that, “Friends don’t let friends spread COVID.”
“You can slap the euphemism ‘vaccine hesitancy’ on the problem, but in the end the G.O.P., and the children of G.O.D., are perpetuating a virus that is sickening and killing people in droves,” Stern wrote.