Friday, October 22, 2021

Ex-ESPNer Says Vaxx Mandates Something A Dictator Would Say

Former ESPN reporter Allison Williams compared President Biden’s comments on vaccine mandates to something a dictator would say, according to The Hill.  

Williams, who left ESPN because of the network's vaccine mandates, offered the opinion during an appearance on SiriusXM’s "The Megyn Kelly Show" on SiriusXM.

“I have never been so jarred by anything a president said,” Williams told Kelly. “To hear the leader of the free world stand up and say, ‘this isn’t about your freedom,' I thought ‘oh my god, it is always about our freedom.’ ”

“If we don’t have freedom over our own bodies … we aren’t free,” Williams said. “That was scary to me, that is something a dictator says. That is not something a leader of free people says.”

The Biden administration announced last month that all private employers with 100 or more employees will be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccine and daily testing, requiring vaccines for federal workers and contractors as well. 

COVID-19 cases and deaths spiked across the country throughout the summer primarily among the unvaccinated. The U.S. trails a number of western countries in its vaccination rate.

Vaccines have proven effective in keeping people from dying or being hospitalized, and vaccination rates have ticked up as various businesses have imposed vaccine mandates.

But that has also triggered a backlash among GOP officials, who have opposed mandates.

Williams announced on Instagram on Sunday that she’s leaving ESPN after she refused to get vaccinated.

Williams said she decided not to get vaccinated because she and her husband are planning to conceive a second child.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

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