Even though Powell was double vaccinated.
Despite being 84-years-old with an impaired immune system as a result of fighting blood cancer, former Surgeon General Jerome Adams blamed the death of Colin Powell on unvaccinated Americans.
It was announced yesterday that Powell had died 'from' COVID-19 despite being double vaccinated. Instead of asking whether the fact that Powell being double jabbed raised questions about the long term efficacy of the vaccine, Adams used the opportunity to blame the unvaccinated for his death.
“In terms of his passing and how he would want it understood, what do you say about the idea that Powell passing while being vaccinated is proof that the vaccination is not necessary?” Adams was asked by CNN host Chris Cuomo.
“It’s absolutely untrue,” responded Adams. “We’ve got people out there who are in the vaccine-resistant crowd. We’ve got people who have completely different agendas, agendas that have nothing to do with vaccines, and as you mentioned, want to divide us. We’ve got a lot of people out there who are just thrown, who react to misinformation. They need the correct facts.”
He then went on to claim that there had been 300,000 deaths of unvaccinated Americans from COVID compared to 7,000 “breakthrough” deaths of vaccinated people.
Adams then went on to say Powell was “primed for a breakthrough infection” because he had “co-morbidities,” seemingly switching to blame that factor and thereby contradicting himself that the unvaccinated were to blame.
As we have repeatedly been told, vaccinated people can still pass on the virus, so it remains perfectly possible that Powell got the infection from another fully vaccinated individual.
but Adams wasted no time in exploiting Powell’s death in an attempt to shame those who haven’t had the jab into getting it.
“The fact is that General Powell died because we didn’t take the proper measures to lower spread in this country. We didn’t do everything that we could,” he claimed.
Adams then said: “Please, please hear me, for the sake of General Powell and everyone else out there who is vulnerable and who is doing the right thing, please consider getting your vaccine if you haven’t yet,”
But blaming an entire group of people in this way will undoubtedly have the opposite effect. The Unvaccinated are that way through choice, and more often than not, because of a better understanding of the risks, they're not the sort of people easily fooled by such propaganda.