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Top Utah Newspaper Asks Nat’l Guard to Keep Unvaxxed Confined in Homes

'Government officials, mostly but not exclusively Republicans, were apparently determined not to be caught governing in the face of this challenge... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USAThe editorial board of the Salt Lake City Tribune, one of the top selling newspapers in Utah, called upon the state’s National Guard to force anti-vaxxers to stay in their homes, Fox News reported.

They began their op-ed by slamming Republican Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, claiming that he failed to force normal people to get the jab by not calling upon the National Guard.

“Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere,” they wrote.

They also attacked government officials across the board, claiming that they have used outdated notions such as liberty and individual freedoms to oppose mandates.

“Government officials, mostly but not exclusively Republicans, were apparently determined not to be caught governing in the face of this challenge. Any move or recommendation to mask up or, when safe and effective vaccines became available, to make vaccination a requirement of admission to public places and society in general was shouted down as an unwarranted imposition on individual freedoms,” it wrote.
“Cox and so many others have not carried the courage of their convictions. Cox, state legislative leaders, our congressional delegation and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes have so proudly stood against the kind of vaccine mandates that civilized society has used for generations to effectively wipe out everything from polio to diphtheria to the measles.”
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“President Joe Biden tried to pull a couple of useful levers by ordering vaccine mandates for health care workers and vaccine-or-test rules for workplaces of more than 100 employees. The U.S. Supreme Court this week upheld the former while quashing the latter, foolishly holding that a communicable disease is not a workplace hazard,” the editorial board wrote.

“Not that Biden is blameless in all this. Seeing the obvious reluctance of so many people to get, or to require, vaccinations has only now moved him to push to make tests and the most effective kind of masks available to everyone. It’s the right thing to do, but months late.”

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