MSNBC host Joy Reid was yet again getting ripped online after calling for anyone not vaccinated against COVID to be taxed or fined.
“I feel like people who are willfully unvaccinated — fine, don’t get vaccinated. But they need to start to pay a little bit more of the cost of what this is doing to our system,” Reid said on her show Tuesday while interviewing a New York doctor wearing a “FAUCI” T-shirt for the infectious disease doctor.
She praised ideas like fines and slashing sick pay for the unvaccinated.
“At some point, don’t we have to make people who are just saying ‘I’m willing to take the risk to be unvaccinated, take the risk for me and take the risk for everyone I come in contact with.’ Shouldn’t they have to pay more into the system?” Reid asked.
“Because they are collapsing our health system. They’re the ones in the ERs. They’re taking it up.
“If you have a stroke or you have a heart attack, you can’t get in the ER because they’re taking up all the beds — so shouldn’t they have to pay more?”
A clip of her comments was quickly shared online, stoking outrage with a flood of commenters suggesting there were other, bigger burdens on the nation’s health.
Among the attacks on Reid, others also marveled at the “FAUCI” shirt worn by her guest, Housing Works medical director Dr. Lipi Roy.
Roy also tweeted about the shirt, saying, “I got it as a birthday gift July 2020 when America’s leading infectious disease doctor was being attacked/harassed. Yep, it’s been happening from the very beginning. Not gonna let that happen.”