While Dr. Fauci was discussing herd immunity and those not willing to take the vaccine, he makes mention of the measles outbreak. Dr. Fauci then continues how we had over 90% immunity to measles but NY had “Hassidic Jewish People” who were the cause of the outbreak, by choosing not to vaccinate.
Whether or not this statement true, one may never point fingers at an entire religion. Every religion will have its fringe groups in all aspects, including anti vaxxers. To call out the entire religion is simply irresponsible and wrong.
We are reminded of a similar recent comment in 2020 made by Mayor de Blasio. “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted after the New York City Police Department dispersed a Jewish funeral in Brooklyn. He then went on explaining that how he instructed NYPD to immediately proceed with summons and arrests to those in large gatherings.
As Jeff Ballabon and Mark Goldfeder wrote in a recent WSJ article, “Stereotyping a group based on the actions of a few people is never appropriate, and blaming Jews as a “community” for individual wrongdoing, real or imagined, is by definition anti-Semitic. It is especially dangerous during a catastrophic pandemic. The coronavirus crisis is stirring anti-Semitism around the world, fueled by centuries-old lies that Jews spread infection through malice or for profit.”
At a time when anti-semitism is so rampant, for such a senior individual like Dr. Fauci to call out ‘Jews’ is literally pointing another target on all Jews throughout the world. No other Religion would stand for this and neither should we.
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The bulk of Orthodox Jews were at the forefront of pushing community members to get vaccinated, which is why you have a county like Nassau which has a very large Orthodox presence, which has over 85% of individuals that already received at least 1 shot.
Big news: 85% of adults in Nassau County have now received at least one vaccine dose.
Nassau’s adult vaccination rate is #1 in New York State and #3 in the United States among counties with more than a million people.
— Laura Curran (@NassauExecutive) August 17, 2021
Jews were also at the forefront laying the foundation for donating plasma to assist in the Covid efforts.
Dr. Fauci, while we thank you for your tireless work on behalf of the world, we implore of you to watch what you say and issue an apology to the entire Jewish community.