Trump’s Surgeon General says anti-vax 'freedom argument is bunk'

On Cuomo Prime Time Thursday, former President Trump’s Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams took aim at anti-vaxxers who claim personal freedom as the reason they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As Adams pointed out, the people claiming freedom as the reason they’re not getting vaccinated are actually taking away the freedom of their fellow Americans.

“We need to help people understand that this freedom argument is bunk. I mean, at the end of the day, we are losing freedoms because people are unvaccinated,” Adams said, soon adding, “The consequences are, as I said last week, more mitigation. And as I’m telling you this week, I’m predicting closures in the future because we are not gonna be able to reign this variant back in before we get enough spread that it’s gonna start causing closures again.”

As the Delta variant rapidly spreads and COVID cases skyrocket in many areas of the country, overwhelming hospitals and threatening the new school year, Adams put the blame squarely on the unvaccinated if we have another year like 2020.

“I don’t want my kids to have to go through another year of virtual school. I don't want our hospitals to be overwhelmed, and for them to be shut down for elective surgeries, like we saw last year,” Adams said. “Our freedoms are being impinged upon because we have far too many people unvaccinated.”