Andrew Giuliani is a New York gubernatorial Candidat. He will not be permitted to speak in person at the Republican primary debate Monday night because of his coronavirus vaccine status.
Giuliani was the son Rudy Giuliani who was once Mayor of New York City. is unvaccinated but claims that his “natural immunity” to COVID-19 should make him eligibleTo participate in the discussion WCBS’s studios. His claims are contrary to the scientific consensus regarding the virus. Experts have shown that people who have been vaccinated are less likely get re-infected. natural immunity levels produced through infectionThey are less reliable.
WCBS It had made its vaccination rules very clear before deciding to ban Giuliani’s participation in the debate. The station stated that Giuliani can still participate remotely in the debate. he reportedly plans to do.
Giuliani has been adamant that his vaccination status shouldn’t preclude him from participating in the debate at the studio.
“I chose very clearly that I was not going to get the shot,” Giuliani said on Sunday, claiming that he “looked at the data” on vaccines.
In a letter to the station, Giuliani also asserted — wrongly — that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data “shows that the vaccine does not prevent infection or transmission.”
“Therefore, your arbitrary policy does not satisfy public health and safety but instead serves to discriminate against a political candidate and their access to equal opportunity and religious liberty,” Giuliani claimed.
The CDC and other researchers have evidence to support this assertion. transmission rates are lower among populations with higher COVID-19 vaccination rates. Although infection is still possible, people who have been vaccinated against the virus are not at risk. less likely to spread the virusThey are healthier than those who are not vaccinated. People who have been vaccinated also benefit less likely to experience difficult symptoms, require hospitalizationOr die from the virusStudies have consistently supported this conclusion.
Giuliani leads the pack of Republicans in a primary race to challenge the current Democratic Governor. Kathy Hochul in this November’s general election. According to a Zogby Strategies Interactive poll conducted last monthGiuliani, who received the support of 28.1 per cent of Republican voters, placed first among all GOP candidates in primary. Rep. Lee Zeldin came in second, with 22.8 percent support from Republican voters. 25.1% of Republican respondents (25.1%) said they were not sure who they would choose to vote for.
Because Hochul has a 58 percent approval rating in New York, it’s likely that she’ll win the election no matter who Republicans pick as their candidate. According to the same poll: Hochul is nearly 20 points ahead of Giuliani, defeating him in a hypothetical matchup with 54.4 percent of voters’ support, while only 35.1 percent of voters said they’d vote for the GOP frontrunner instead.