“Everybody has the freedom to do what they want to do, but the government has a responsibility to step in,” “Morning Joe” host says
Scarborough says with the availability of the vaccine, Biden now needs to say, “if you are a public school teacher, or you teach at a public university, as a condition of your job, you have to get vaccinated.”
“‘We are not closing schools this fall; children will not be staying at home this fall looking at Zoom classes. They are going to be in because their teachers are going to be vaccinated.’ That’s what Joe Biden needs to start [saying],” he continued. “He needs to start there today. And then he needs to talk about health care officials who are taking care of senior citizens.”
“Here we are, six, eight months later and I’m see statistics that 40-45% of health care workers in nursing homes are not vaccinated. Are you kidding me?” Scarborough said. “You’re putting the lives of senior citizens at risk. Everybody has the freedom to do what they want to do, but the government has a responsibility to step in and say that those other 40% of staff that work at nursing homes, you get vaccinated, or you find another job.”
He concluded: “It’s time for Joe Biden, it’s time for Democrats, it’s time for serious Republicans, to start ignoring the ground noise and start focusing on the signal. And the signal is this, if you’re a school teacher, if you’re a nurse, if you’re a cop, you need to get vaccinated. And if you don’t, you need to look for another job.”
You can watch Scarborough’s comments in the video above around the 30-minute mark.
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