(ConservativePeak.com)- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who has been declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election despite the results not yet being clear, has named a conspiracy theorist to his possible future COVID-19 advisory board. Biden’s team confirmed that they intend to put Ezekial Emanuel on their team, a man who has made bizarre and disturbing comments about old people.
Emanuel has previously said that senior citizens should just get out of the way and die, which makes little sense now that he is looking to serve on an advisory board for a 77-year-old presidential hopeful.
Back in 2014, Emanuel wrote a piece in the Atlantic title, “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” In the piece, he said that old people are a drain on the national health care system and that life isn’t even worth living past hat age anyway. Not only did he say life isn’t worth living at that age, but he also advocated banning old people from receiving flu shots if they are over the age of 75 – a move that could result in thousands of elderly American citizens needlessly dying every year.
“Flu shots are out,” he said in the piece. “Certainly if there were to be a flu pandemic, a younger person who has yet to live a complete life ought to get the vaccine or any antiviral drugs.”
Even in regular flu season, that is concerning enough – but during COVID, a measure like this would see young people being vaccinated for something that affects them less seriously than it does elderly people. COVID-19 poses a much bigger danger to elderly Americans than it does to young and healthy people.
Emanuel also pushed a conspiracy theory back in March that 100 million people will have contracted the Chinese coronavirus by the end of April. He made the claims without any evidence.
“Right now, if you look at the numbers, we probably have a million COVID-19 cases in the country,” he inaccurately said. “And if this is doubling every three to four days, that means that we’ll have 100 million people who have COVID-19 in about four weeks, and that’s a frightening thought.”
As it stands, there have been 10.2 million cases in the United States and over 239,000 deaths.
If Joe Biden is elected president, and Emanuel appointed to his advisory board, could he still advocate his position of only giving vaccines to young people?