We're not living in a vacuum as individuals. We're living in a society, and society needs to be protected. And you do that by not only protecting yourself, but by protecting the people around you, by getting vaccinated. — Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
We're not living in a vacuum as individuals. We're living in a society, and society needs to be protected. And you do that by not only protecting yourself, but by protecting the people around you, by getting vaccinated. — Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Police Officers Should Get Vaccinated, Fauci Says
Police unions across the country have urged members to resist vaccine requirements for their jobs. But Fauci said police officers should view vaccination as a key part of their job.

"Think about the implications of not getting vaccinated when you're in a position where you have a responsible job, and you want to protect yourself because you're needed at your job, whether you're a police officer or a pilot or any other of those kinds of occupations,"he said on Fox News Sunday.

... "I'm not comfortable with telling people what they should do under normal circumstances, but we are not in normal circumstances right now," he said. "Take the police: We know now the statistics. More police officers die of COVID than they do any other causes of death, so it doesn't make any sense to not try to protect yourself, as well as the colleagues that you work with."


More than 475 U.S. law enforcement officers have died from the coronavirus, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, making COVID-19 the top duty-related cause of death in 2020 and 2021.

About five times as many police officers have died from the virus as from gunfire during the pandemic. Across 2020 and 2021, 94 officers died from gunfire.

"We're not living in a vacuum as individuals. We're living in a society, and society needs to be protected," Fauci said Sunday. "And you do that by not only protecting yourself, but by protecting the people around you, by getting vaccinated."
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