On Thursday, a Biden government-sponsored doctor, Cleavon Gilman, said Florida residents who do not wear masks should be denied vaccination against coronavirus.
The doctor added, “Let them die.”
Gilman’s comments were in response to a viral video of a Florida grocery store showing employees and customers not wearing masks.
With #Flordia fighting the spread of COVID in the community on a massive scale, this is a 15 second snapshot of a supermarket in Naples. Many employees and customers – even older ones – have no masks inside. The shop sign outside cites “medical exemptions,” we can’t ask questions. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/rNUSOPLjeB
– Sam Brock (@SamBrockNBC) February 3, 2021
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Doctor promoted by Biden: “Let them die.”
Dr. Cleavon Gilman posted a video of the maskless goers in Florida in a now-deleted post entitled “Naples, Florida. Let them die. I am so tired of these people. No vaccine for all of you. “
Gilman wrote in a follow-up post: “I’m working in the COVID intensive care unit tonight! I’m so tired of giving 200% while others in the US can’t even help just wearing a mask! ”
“My mood is high,” he added. “We will survive this pandemic together. I’ll do my part until we’re all vaccinated. “
There is a very good reason why we are concerned about the safety of patients and health professionals from leftist activists. pic.twitter.com/8R8bbPFU2D
– Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) February 4, 2021
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After receiving criticism, Gilman defended himself, saying “Republicans” were taking his deleted tweet out of context.
“Republicans trying to take my words out of context, like I’m refusing medical care and letting people die who are not wearing masks,” he said. “My point is, we can’t waste our energy on these COVID deniers.”
Gilman added, “You are not going to protect yourself, so let them die. You’ll find out the hard way. “
“I treat every patient who comes through the door equally,” Gilman concluded on Twitter. “Many gasp and are devastated to find out that Covid is no joke.”
We are Dr. Grateful to Gilman and all of the inspiring frontline staff who risk their lives to protect us during this pandemic.
We promise you this: You have a partner in the Biden Harris administration. pic.twitter.com/vcDDL0rOLh
– The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 6, 2020
CNBC’s Shep Smith is promoting Florida Video
President Joe Biden’s Twitter account in the White House has praised Gilman.
“We are grateful to Dr. Gilman and all the inspiring frontline workers who risk their lives to protect us during this pandemic,” the Twitter post read. “We promise you this: You have a partner in the Biden Harris administration.”
The video Gilman responded to was reported by CNBC host Shepard Smith.
“We all dream of a time when we don’t have to wear the masks anymore,” said Smith. “It’s not now, but some in a Florida grocery store seem to have decided the time is now.”
“Look at that,” continued Smith, “that was the scene today at the Oakes Farms Seed to Table market in Naples. NBC’s Sam Brock recorded this video which went viral. “
“It looks like it was taken before the pandemic, right?” Said Smith. “Most customers and employees do not wear any masks at all (focus on original).”
WATCH: This shocking video from @SamBrockNBC shows a Naples, FL market where many customers and employees are not wearing face masks.
Florida doesn’t have a mask mandate, but the CDC has said wearing masks can help control the Covid pandemic. https://t.co/WFatRrjnYa pic.twitter.com/IMQJz4p0Ox
– The news with Shepard Smith (@thenewsoncnbc) February 4, 2021
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The state of Florida does not have a mask mandate.