Joy Reid slammed for suggesting higher TAXES for unvaxxed: 'She's asking for segregation'

'They (unvaccinated people) need to start to pay a little bit more of the cost of what this is doing to our system,' Joy Reid said on her program


                            Joy Reid slammed for suggesting higher TAXES for unvaxxed: 'She's asking for segregation'
Joy Reid attends the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019, in Hollywood, California (Liliane Lathan/Getty Images for NAACP)
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Joy-Ann Reid was slammed on Twitter for opining that people who have chosen to remain unvaccinated should be paying more tax as a result of their choice.  

The MSNBC host made the comments on her program on Wednesday, January 12. "At some point, I feel like people who are willfully unvaccinated, fine, don't get vaccinated. But they need to start to pay a little bit more of the cost of what this is doing to our system," she said. The 52-year-old host then went on to reference how other countries around the world are choosing to treat their citizens who have refused to get the Covid vaccine. "There are fines in places like Germany. Germany has stopped paying for the virus tests for people who choose to remain unvaccinated. They have ended quarantine pay for those without vaccinations. IKEA in the UK is slashing sick pay for those unvaccinated workers," she said. A clip of her statement went viral on Twitter which sparked a number of reactions. 

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'She's asking for segregation and fines on a minority'

Joy Reid attends the 'Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' premiere during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 20, 2018, in New York City (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Most of the people slammed Reid for suggesting higher taxes for unvaxxed. "Ohhhh, joy, you may want to think this one through (for once)," one of them said, while another commented, "I'm sure she would agree then that anyone involved in or supporting a BLM riot should be taxed to make up the cost of the destruction of property." A third wrote, "They should call it the 'I'm Taxed because I didn't take an experimental medicine, in which if I have a bad reaction to, cannot receive any compensation for damages or sue the manufacturer.' Tax." The next remarked, "I just love to watch y’all pro-COVID fools run to protect the freedom of the virus."

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One more quipped, "She's asking for segregation and fines on a minority.. fucking irony I tell you." Another noted, "Yeah, surviving. What she means is we have to pay higher taxes because all the #va666inated people will die off and not pay any." A commenter tweeted, "How about an obesity charge for health insurance!" One more added, "I see why they are canceling her slot, she’s not too bright….." A person reacted with, "People like this are the reason Democrats end up losing elections."

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Dr Lipi Roy says she is 'not giving up on' the unvaccinated yet 

During her program, Reid spoke with MSNBC medical contributor Dr Lipi Roy, who argued that the unvaccinated could be put on a separate "triage list" that would result in them only getting "a certain type" of medical care. However, Roy said that she was not ready to give up on the unvaxxed just yet.

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"Sadly, I'm aware of what's happening to hospitals and health care facilities all over the world. Hospitalizations in the United States increased 30 percent this past week," Roy said.

"And what's happening is that this atrocious strain, this massive strain on hospitals and medical facilities is resulting in hospitals being short-staffed, doctors, nurses getting infected themselves. There are many possible interventions that we can impose on the people who choose - continue to choose to be unvaccinated, increased insurance premiums, creating a list - or a triage list, so when people come to the hospital, maybe one of the first questions we ask is, are you vaccinated, and then that will direct them towards a certain type of care? There are several things that we can do. But I'm not giving up on the people that remain unvaccinated, Joy. We still need to get them vaccinated. I think we need to find other measures and mandates and other measures to really get them to get vaccinated."

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