Former adviser to President Obama agreed with Austria’s drastic decision to lockdown all unvaccinated citizens due to a recent uptick in Covid-19 cases. Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tweeted that Austria might be “onto something” with its recent decision seeming to indicate support for a similar move here in the United States.
If you a danger to yourself and others, you must remain at home.
If you aren’t, you are free to roam around the country.
Austria is onto something… https://t.co/sUcHlu7dVW
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) November 14, 2021
Fox News reports:
The Associated Press called the move “the most drastic of a string of measures” by European countries to counter the fourth wave.
Officials in the country say police patrols and checks will be stepped up and unvaccinated people can be fined up to $1,660 if they violate the lockdown. The lockdown impacts about 2 million Austrians. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said his aim is to increase the number of those who take the jab.
Duncan, who is not part of the Biden administration, seemed to approve, posting, “If you (sic) a danger to yourself and others, you must remain at home. If you aren’t, you are free to roam around the country. Austria is onto something…”
Naturally, it wasn’t long before the internet widely panned Duncan’s take on the restrictive new order.