In a recent interview, Hollywood superstar Matthew McConaughey publicly voiced his opposition to vaccine mandates for children.
The November 2nd CDC decision to approve the jab for children 5-11 has elicited a strong response from parents and celebrities alike. Even those who were on board with vaccines at the outset have drawn a line in the sand when it comes to their children.
As any parent should.
Particularly when the facts tell us children (unless suffering from a severe condition or illness) are at virtually no risk whatsoever for hospitalization or death from COVID.
Fox News had this story behind McConaughey’s interview:
Speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook summit, the 52-year-old actor expressed hesitancy to require his children to get the vaccine.
“I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids,” he said. “I still want to find out more information. … There will come a time where you’re going to have to roll the dice one way or the other and go: ‘Where are the numbers in my favor?’”
He also shared that as of “right now,” he’s not vaccinating his own children.
“Do I think that there’s any kind of scam or conspiracy theory?” he asked. “Hell no, I don’t.”
He suggested the public “get off” such a “narrative,” insisting that “there’s not a conspiracy theory on the vaccines.”
Health officials have begun to express confidence in the vaccine’s safety for children, and just last week, the CDC authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5-11. McConaughey noted that “we just said we can vaccinate kids.”
McConaughey, who has floated the idea of running for governor of Texas, said he’s not against vaccines but just wants “more information” about them.
“I’m vaccinated. My wife’s vaccinated,” he stated.
He said that his 90-year-old mother, who is staying with them, is immunocompromised, prompting him to receive the vaccine. He insisted he “chose” to do it rather than do it because he was “told” to.
McConaughey and his wife, model Camila Alves, share three children: Levi, 13, Vida, 11, and Livingston 8.
However, the actor’s hesitancy to vaccinate his children has nothing to do with how seriously he’s taken the pandemic, as he claimed he’d “quarantined harder” than his friends since last year. He also said that his family has utilized a “heavy amount” of coronavirus testing.
“I’m in a position though where I can do that, and I understand that not everyone can do that,” he explained.
Look, I believe in individual liberty. I think a lot more people than the media lets on, do as well.
- Examine all facts and weigh the risks based on the personal circumstances of your own health.
- If you want to get vaccinated, go for it.
- If you don’t want to get vaccinated, great, don’t do it.
- Move on with your life and leave me alone.
It’s that simple. A mandate? Get out of my face with that.
By taking away the personal choices of the individual, those on the left suffering from Stockholm Syndrome from years of trauma inflicted by their Democrat leaders, are furthering the divide in this country which is already at starting to reach a boiling point.
No one has the right compel fellow human beings to inject a substance into their body, I don’t care if it’s the potential cure for cancer, that choice is reserved for the individual.
The article transitions away from vaccine mandates and delves into McConaughey’s thoughts on other topics, notably abortion.
Furthermore, McConaughey addressed Texas’ controversial six-week abortion ban, calling it “overly aggressive.”
“It doesn’t seem to open up the room for a sensible choice to be made at the right time,” the “Dallas Buyers Club” star said. “I believe in this: more responsibility, more personal responsibility to make the right choices. And we got to pick context with each situation, and each person’s situation, each woman’s situation.”
A rep for the star declined to comment.
Although McConaughey and I probably disagree on the current state of affairs, he says something that I do agree with in the end; there needs to be more personal responsibility.
We need to rid ourselves of this plague of darkness that has swept over our music, entertainment, and news industry.
You probably know this as well as I do; you can’t go a single day without seeing something on tv, or an advertisement in public, a song, a commercial, that doesn’t reek of occult symbolism and immoral undertones.
They’ve already stolen your money and your dignity, now they’re coming for your children.