While there have long been fears that the segregation of the vaccinated from the unvaccinated here in the United States is a slippery slope to a clandestine and unconscionable caste system, there are very few people out there who are willing to admit that.
And, digging deeper, there are even fewer Americans who’d be willing to suggest that they’re in favor of treating the unvaccinated like second-class citizens.
CNN’s Don Lemon seems to have no qualms with this discriminatory practice.
Lemon, responding to a story about a man whose cancer-stricken wife was released from the hospital early because of a lack of beds and died, predicted to fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo that the future was going to be between the vaccinated and unvaccinated people across the country. He blamed “selfish” unvaccinated people putting stress and strain on the system.
“If you’re not going to get vaccinated, you don’t want to social distance, you don’t want to wear a mask, then maybe you don’t want to go to the hospital when you get sick,” Lemon said, visibly frustrated. “I know that sounds harsh, but you’re taking up the space for people who are doing things the right way.”
Lemon was unafraid of doubling down:
“You and I both agree … this is going to be between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated moving forward in this country,” he added. “And I just think if you don’t want to play by any of those rules and then all of a sudden you end up in the hospital, I feel bad – but maybe you shouldn’t go and take up the resources from someone else. That’s it.”
As of this writing, neither CNN nor Don Lemon have issued an apology for this horrific and dangerous suggestion.