Virginia Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears’ interview with CNN’s Dana Bash has officially gone viral.
During their conversation, Spears questioned the need for people to get vaccinated if they’ve already gotten COVID-19.
Indeed, the National Institute of Health has confirmed that more than 95% of people who recovered from COVID developed a lasting immunity for up to eight months.
Sears further triggered liberals by politely declining to reveal her vaccination status to Bash, arguing that being forced to do so is the antithesis of medical freedom.
Sears has deftly addressed this issue before:
I won’t disclose my vaccination status and I won’t be bullied by the media. They want to distract you from Hala Ayala’s support for policies that raise your electricity rates, increase your taxes, and force you to join a union just to get or keep a job. We won’t be distracted.
— Winsome Sears (@WinsomeSears) October 7, 2021
As CNN reports:
“The minute that I start telling you about my vaccine status, we’re going to be down the bottom of the mountain trying to figure out how we got there because now you want to know what’s in my DNA. You’re going to want to know this, that and the other,” Sears said.
Sears, who won an historic victory as the first Black woman to hold the office, said she would not “force anybody” to get the Covid vaccine and called for government officials to allow individuals to decide for themselves what measures to take to protect against the virus.
“We have to remember that we’re America. We love our freedom. We love our liberty. People are dying to get into this country so that they can do well for themselves and their families. Let’s not make it like some other countries. Let’s let liberty shine,” Sears said.
Vaccine requirements were a major issue in statewide elections in Virginia earlier this month. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe repeatedly criticized Republican Glenn Youngkin for not embracing a strict vaccine mandate. Youngkin, who went on to win in November’s election, has said he does not support a vaccine mandate.