CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testified in Congress Wednesday that the mRNA injections marketed as COVID-19 vaccines do not stop the spread of the virus.
Walensky’s comments contradict repeated claims during the pandemic that urged people to get the vaccines because doing so would reduce transmission of the virus.
On Wednesday, she claimed those previous statements were true at the time, but since then, there has been an “evolution of the science” and now the vaccine no longer stops transmission.
While there may have been an “evolution of the science,” there has not been an “evolution of the policy,” especially when it comes to the Mills Administration’s mandate that healthcare workers receive the vaccine.
Whether or not the vaccines stop or slow the transmission of the virus is central to the controversial mandate policies.
In Maine, Gov. Janet Mills enacted one of the harshest vaccine mandates in the country against healthcare workers. The mandate does not include philosophical or religious exemptions.
As a result of the mandate, thousands of healthcare workers have left the field — or the state — creating a worker shortage for hospitals and emergency service providers.
The Mills Administration justified the mandate by claiming that vaccinated healthcare workers were less likely to spread the virus to patients.
But that’s no longer true — if it ever was.
Yet Maine’s vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers remains in effect despite the highest-ranking official in American disease prevention admitting Wednesday that those mandates were enacted on false premises.