On Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Dr. Peter McCullough joined host Laura Ingraham on Monday night to discuss a variety of topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as his reaction to vaccine mandates at universities, cities, and more. McCullough, an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist known for his willingness to speak out against health professionals like White House Chief Medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, told the host that in light of the fast-spreading variant that all vaccine mandates should be “dropped.”
Ingraham noted that many Democratic officials and others are pushing for all Americans to be vaccinated, despite the real-world and clinical data showing that individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 can still spread the virus. The host asked McCullough for thoughts on vaccine mandates and their impact on society.
“I have to ask you, though, about this push, Dr. McCullough, to boost Americans as fully vaccinated. So university students are told, you have to get boosted by X date, or you’re not welcome on campus,” Ingraham asked. “What about that, given Omicron?
“At this point in time, the mandates should be completely dropped across the board,” McCullough stated. “Omicron has been several things one is a huge syndromic change. It’s basically very similar to getting a head cold, for those who are previously immune, and those who are vaccinated. Sometimes it’s almost an imperceptible mild syndrome that could last a few hours, or a day or so.”
The Daily Wire had previously reported that several colleges had begun instituting new vaccine booster mandates and other restrictions to kickstart the spring 2022 semester as students come back from winter break. Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, is even going so far as to ban students from entering businesses or eating at restaurants off-campus, aside from curbside pick-up.
On Monday, the United States tallied the most COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began. According to Reuters, more than 1.3 million people tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Hospitalization also set a record on Monday, with more than 136,600 individuals hospitalized because of the virus. It should be noted that several states, such as Massachusetts and New York, have begun changing the way they count coronavirus cases, now differentiating whether or not a patient was admitted because of COVID-19, or they were in the hospital for a separate reason altogether.
McCullough’s comments come as the Supreme Court of the United States deciding the constitutionality of two similar but not congruent COVID-19 mandates under the Biden administration, one dealing with private-sector employees and the other focused on healthcare workers more specifically. The Daily Wire is challenging the private-sector mandate, which requires employers with 100 or more employees to institute a “vaccinate-or-test” policy for employees, which means that workers have the option of undergoing COVID-19 vaccination or taking a weekly test to prove they do not have the virus.
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