An op-ed in the Salt Lake City Tribune stated that the Utah governor should require everyone in the state to be vaccinated, and then use the National Guard to force those who refuse to stay in their homes during the Omicron outbreak.
As previously reported, most are comparing Omicron to the flu or common cold, and vaccinated or not, everyone is catching it.
Fox News added that there was an almost immediate reaction to the editorial:
“This is mindless, anti-science insanity — omicron is infecting everyone — but these “journalists” are demanding totalitarianism. And they think they’re the good guys,” OutKick founder Clay Travis wrote in a tweet.
Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, R., tweeted, “The truth is Omicron is out of control everywhere. Even in places with mask and vaccine mandates. We always push vaccines, but even vaccinated ppl [sic] are catching it. It’s easy to take shots from the cheap seats but this is the sort of nonsense that makes editorial boards irrelevant.”
“Use the national guard to prevent unvaccinated from going anywhere?! That would be more draconian than any state in the country – how do they think things are going in Australia? The Trib editorial board is absolute garbage,” former staffer for former Utah senator Orinn Hatch, Matt Whitlock tweeted.
Of course, this is not the first time the mainstream media has demanded that governments require everyone to be vaccinated. The same thing happened in Canada, when one of Canada’s largest newspapers, the Toronto Star, wrote a similar op-ed in December 2021. READ: Is it time for governments to make COVID vaccines the law?