The United States Supreme Court had a hearing this week on vaccine mandates and misinformation was spread by Justice Sotomayor and other liberal justices.
After the last year, when people were thrown off social media for getting something wrong about COVID, it’s really something to see a Supreme Court justice get the facts so wrong.
It’s a good thing Sotomayor isn’t on Twitter.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Liberal Supreme Court justices spread COVID-19 misinformation
Justices Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor confirmed during Friday’s oral arguments that they are firmly in favor of President Joe Biden’s private sector vaccine mandate. However, the facts they relied upon to make their case were flat-out wrong.
Kagan began by claiming “the best way” to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is “for people to get vaccinated,” and the “second best way” is to “wear masks.” Neither claim is true. While the vaccines appear to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the chance of death, there is absolutely no evidence that they prevent transmission, especially not against the much more contagious omicron variant…
Breyer continued to spread misinformation by falsely claiming that 750 million people — there are only 330 million people living in the United States — tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. That would mean every single one of us tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday twice…
But the worst falsehoods by far came from Sotomayor, who claimed the omicron variant is just as deadly as the delta variant and that more than 100,000 children have been hospitalized by COVID-19, with “many” on ventilators.
Where in the world is Sotomayor getting her news? Every single public health expert who has weighed in on this virus has acknowledged that omicron is far less severe than delta was, even though omicron is more contagious.
This is straight-up not true.
J. Sotomayor says over 100K children in serious condition, "many on ventilators" #SCOTUS
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) January 7, 2022
Pretty embarrassing that a Supreme Court Justice is this misinformed: https://t.co/bGUT2bFNkN
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) January 7, 2022
Is it safe to assume Sotomayor gets all of her information from CNN?