THE BIGGEST BUFFOON ON CAPITOL HILL
By Akin Ojumu
According to Marjorie Taylor Greene, that ultra-far-right conservative conspiracy theorist and United States Congresswoman representing Georgia's 14th Congressional district, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) never recommended more than one polio vaccine shot for children. So she wonders why Dr Anthony Fauci, the leading U.S. infectious disease expert and the piñata of the COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, is recommending a fourth COVID shot for the prevention of contracting and/or dying from COVID-19.
Here is Ms. Greene in her own words:
“Now, here’s what else is interesting. Just today, Dr Fauci – who happened to be the one to help fund the gain of function research – decided to say…come out and say…that mask mandates should be brought back. And this is at a time where we're finally getting rid of mask mandates. And he's also recommending a fourth COVID vaccine shot. Now, I don't know about you guys, but many of us were vaccinated as kids against polio…we had our MMR. And I have never seen the CDC coming out saying, ‘Oh you’ve got to get your second polio shot, you gotta get your third, you gotta get your fourth.’ And this may continue to keep going. I think the question we all should ask is when does it stop and when are vac…enough vaccines are enough?”
Contrary to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s claims, the CDC does recommend not just one, not two, not three, but four doses of polio vaccines for children. You don’t have to take my word for it. Here is an excerpt from the CDC website:
“CDC recommends that children get four doses of polio vaccine. They should get one dose at each of the following ages: 2 months old, 4 months old, 6 through 18 months old, and 4 through 6 years old.”
Now, it is understandable that most people wouldn’t know what vaccines they were given as babies. But if you have children of your own and you took care of them growing up, you would know that the childhood immunization regimen includes multiple shots of not only polio vaccines but of the other childhood vaccines as well.
As a US Congresswoman who has staff on her payroll, all paid by US taxpayers, it is not too much to expect that you would be well informed about the CDC childhood immunization recommendations, especially if you have been a vocal anti-vaxxer and have expressed concerns – albeit all unfounded and unsubstantiated – about the harm vaccines cause.
It isn’t asking too much to expect someone whose is paid by the American public to vote, on their behalf, on government budget and expenditure and is charged with the responsibility of determining government spending, to be acquainted with the issues on which they cast their vote.
Now, I don’t expect Congresswoman Greene to be an expert on vaccines and immunization. But if she must stand on the floor of the United States Congress and voice an opinion on a subject, the least she could do is to educate herself on the subject – as she always says, “Do your research.” And all that requires is a little search on Google.
Marjorie Taylor Greene says, “I think the question we all should ask is when does it stop and when are vac…enough vaccines are enough?”
Well, the real question we all should ask is, when does it stop and when will we stop electing buffoons to represent us in Congress?