Critics pointed out that a once-a-year shot to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus isn’t exactly a hardship. They also noted that many people already get the flu vaccine each year, even though it’s not mandated except in certain professions like health care or the military.
“Where does this end?” Abbott, who has banned vaccine mandates in his state, asked Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday about President Joe Biden’s proposal that companies with more than 100 employees ensure their staff are fully vaccinated or tested weekly.
“We’re talking about a federal mandate for a shot. As you know, there is waning effectiveness of these shots,” Abbott added. “Are people going to be required by the federal government to take a shot every single year for the rest of their lives? Americans need to come to grips with the unconstitutional overreach of the Biden administration.”
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Critics answered the governor’s question: