Progressive leaders have continued to enforce strict measures and 疫苗 mandates in the pandemic, 最近是为了应对 omicron 变体的传播. 韦斯称它为 “灾难性的道德犯罪” 和一个 “pandemic of bureaucracy.”
“We were told you get the vaccine, you get the vaccine and you get back to normal,” 她说. “And we haven’t gotten back to normal. And it’s ridiculous at this point,” Weiss said during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“I know that so many of my liberal and progressive friends are with me on this and they do not want to say it out loud because they are scared to be called anti-vaxxed or to be called science denial or to be smeared as a Trumper,” 她继续.
Her remarks received a raucous round of applause by Maher’s audience, which Travis said proved the “tides are turning” 在大流行中.
“The most impressive thing about Bari Weiss on last night’s Bill Maher is the wild applause after she finishes here,” Travis tweeted. “After two years the tides are turning, even for the left leaning people in this country when it comes to covid.”
Several conservative figures and lawmakers agreed with Weiss.
“This is EXACTLY right,” 它的. 泰德·克鲁斯, 德州, 发推文.
Some conservatives and social media users weren’t as impressed by Weiss’ 公告, saying she and other liberals are too late to the party after so many progressives promoted lockdowns and other stringent measures that largely kept Americans at home.
Maher has expressed similar sentiments in recent months, 讲 the liberal media in September they were “scaring the s— out of people” with their doomsday COVID messaging. The liberal host cited a New York Times survey during an appearance on “吉米·金梅尔Live” that found 41% of Democrats thought they had a 50% chance of being hospitalized if they contracted COVID, 而 28% thought it was 20-49% of COVID patients who would wind up in the hospital.
“Seventy percent of Democrats thought it was way, way, way higher than it really was,” 马赫说. “Liberal media has to take a little responsibility for that, for scaring the s— out of people.”
Fox News’s Brian Flood contributed to this report.