There are people who are ridiculously crazy and then there’s Dr. Leana Wen. This woman is a total nut. She appears on CNN regularly to offer her professional opinion.
The problem is that her opinion is absolutely wrong, 11 times out of 10. That’s not hyperbole.
It is fact.
Leana Wen is a visiting professor of health policy and management at George Washington University, a Washington Post columnist, the former president of Planned Parenthood, and a medical analyst for CNN. She appeared on the network several times in the past 24 hours to react to President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandate—which she evidently believes does not go far enough.
“We need to start looking at the choice to remain unvaccinated the same as we look at driving while intoxicated,” she told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday night. “You have the option to not get vaccinated if you want, but then you can’t go out in public.”
Wen elaborated that society has an “obligation to prevent” the unvaccinated from leaving their homes and infecting others, in the same way that society has an obligation to deter drunk drivers.
During an interview with Chris Cuomo on Friday, Wen said: “We need to start looking at the choice to remain unvaccinated, the same as we look at driving while intoxicated. Now, you have the option to not get vaccinated if you want, but then you can’t go out in public. Because when you go out in public, you have the potential of infecting other people with a potentially deadly disease. Just like you can choose to drink in private if you want, but if you get behind the wheel of a car and can endanger other people, there is an obligation by society to prevent you from doing that. […] The vaccinated shouldn’t have to pay the price for the so-called choices of the unvaccinated anymore.”
Remaining unvaccinated & going out in public is equivalent to driving under the influence. You want to be intoxicated? That’s your choice, but if you want to drive a car, that endangers others. No one should have the “choice” to infect others with a potentially deadly disease. pic.twitter.com/a4itLS2upX
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) September 10, 2021
Wen and her ilk are everything wrong with America, at the moment.