Critics Remind Dan Crenshaw That Mandatory Vaccines Have Existed In U.S. For Decades

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) ominously warned of a “revolt” after President Joe Biden unveiled new COVID-19 vaccination necessities — and critics on Twitter piled on to remind the lawmaker that obligatory vaccinations have existed within the U.S. for many years. 

He additionally known as vaccine necessities “cheap governance” and ordered the Democrats to “leave people the hell alone” in a tweet on Thursday.

The army has lengthy required a lot of vaccinations for service members, which Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, ought to know, many identified, and accused Crenshaw of enjoying dumb to enchantment to anti-vaccination extremists.

Gen. George Washington ordered his troops to be inoculated towards smallpox approach again in 1777 through a precursor to vaccination known as variolation.

American youngsters start getting vaccinations when simply weeks outdated and have to be vaccinated towards a lot of infectious illnesses earlier than they’re allowed to attend public colleges — even in Texas. Healthline reported final month that college vaccine mandates have existed within the United States for the reason that 1850s.

“Are you going to start a revolt over these, too?” scoffed one Crenshaw critic.

Crenshaw’s solely response to his vaccine double commonplace: “Wow this one really triggered left wing authoritarians on twitter.”

Biden introduced Thursday that every one federal staff and contractors might want to get totally vaccinated towards COVID-19 within the coming weeks, together with well being care staff at suppliers that obtain federal funding via Medicaid and Medicare.

The administration will even require all companies with 100 or extra workers to require testing at the least as soon as every week for unvaccinated staff.