Last week, Newsmax host Rob Schmitt was talking with a Texas A&M professor on the air, and got philosophical:
You know, one thing I’ve always thought, and maybe you can guide me on this because, obviously, I’m not a doctor. But I’ve always thought about vaccines, and I always think about just nature and the way everything works. And I feel like a vaccination in a weird way is just generally kind of going against nature. Like, I mean, if there is some disease out there — maybe there’s just an ebb and flow to life where something’s supposed to wipe out a certain amount of people, and that’s just kind of the way evolution goes. Vaccines kind of stand in the way of that. Do you follow what I’m saying? Does that make sense to somebody in medicine?
This seems very ironic to me. Schmitt is suggesting that nature is purposely killing off some specific population, and we shouldn’t mess with it.
However, maybe he is on to something there, but there is a twist. Almost all Covid-19 cases are among people who have not been vaccinated, and the people who refuse to be vaccinated are overwhelmingly white and Republican (and supporters of Donald Trump).
If these people are unwilling to protect themselves from a deadly disease (over 600,000 Americans have died from Covid), who are we to argue with Mother Nature and convince them to protect themselves?