The Water Cooler – Should COVID Vaccines Be Required To Enter The Country?

September 20, 2021 12:00 pm · 47 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

QUESTION: Should COVID-19 vaccines be required for anyone coming into the country?

Talk about it….

BrbnLvr September 20, 2021 at 12:06 PM


Sancho Panza September 20, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Who is going to enforce this? As it is, the negative Covid-19 test results prior to entering the United States is not being enforced….last week my spouse entered via SFO airport after traveling overseas with documentation and was told by the agent that ‘it’s not my job to check”…so no one checked!

Badge1104 September 20, 2021 at 12:14 PM

Well, according to the Biden-Harris administration and the Democrats, No.
Thousands are slipping through the southern border each day, and there’s no concern or attempt to check or vaccinate them.

Fred September 20, 2021 at 12:16 PM

such a low number touted by the science deniers, but it’s almost 700,000 dead now and a 1 in 400 chance you will get infected. And those that die are overwhelming not vaccinated.

Dawg September 20, 2021 at 12:19 PM

No. I feel the same for any foreign national as I do for an American citizen. I do not believe an experimental drug should be required, coerced, or forced upon any human being. The COVID-19 vaccine should only be given to those who want it.
All air travelers entering the United States are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within a three-day period of travel, and that should suffice. Other than that, foreigners must show a passport with a US visa.
Keep it legal to enter the country and close the border.

Alan September 20, 2021 at 12:44 PM

Yes, only the fully vaccinated should be able to enter the country.

Jan Smuts September 20, 2021 at 1:13 PM

No. Nobody should be forced to take a largely unproven vaccine for any reason.

Me September 20, 2021 at 10:11 PM

You just have to laugh at people when they keep saying “Unproven Vaccine” So much data comes out to prove how wrong that is and more data comes out pretty much every week to prove it does work.

Yoyohop September 20, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Israel is talking about requiring a 4TH DOSE to be considered fully vaccinated.

What does that say about vaccine effectiveness? Absolute Madness.

Me September 20, 2021 at 10:18 PM

It actually doesn’t say anything because you didn’t read anything about it. Just goes to show the people who are against vaccines don’t have any answers and will flip everything around.

A 4th dose DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED. It’s a booster shot they are discussing that people will take every 6 months to a year just like a flu vaccine people take every year. It’s to help with the different variants that come along. Stop spreading misinformation.

“The next booster shot may be modified to better protect against new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, such as the highly infectious Delta strain.

Sick of it September 20, 2021 at 1:06 PM

With a open border that Biden and the Dems have created, what difference would it really make

amigo September 20, 2021 at 1:37 PM

and then there’s this –
Our sources told us that first, Biden would mandate the vaccine for all foreigners seeking to enter the US. Well, actually that wasn’t true. Illegal aliens are still exempt from all immigration restrictions…

Well, that came to pass yesterday. The Biden administration announced that it was lifting the last remaining travel bans but replacing them with vaccine requirements. People visiting the US must now produce proof of vaccination.

Next, our sources tell us that Biden will use the same powers to go after DOMESTIC travel. All Americans seeking to travel across state lines by plane, train, bus, or car will be FORCED to get the vaccine.

This is it: The vaccine passport system that we had feared all along. But instead of it being used to restrict your access to restaurants or events, Biden wants to use it to restrict Americans’ freedom of movement!

Yoyohop September 20, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Dougie -. If you haven’t already, I’d recommend listening to the FDA hearing on the booster approval. As you may know, the booster was overwhelmingly rejected.

If you listen to the hearing, you will find that there is over 4 hours of doctors and scientist testifying why the booster is a bad idea and in some cases also why the mandates are a bad idea.

My hope is that upon listening to the hearing, you will learn enough about the issue to actually be able to criticize the arguments, instead of merely making an ad hominem attack against those opposed to the mandates.

Calling someone or something stupid but being unable to specify why it is such is not conducive to grown up conversation.

Tsa September 20, 2021 at 2:12 PM

@ Jay. If your mother was one of the .3%, you’d be singing a different tune I bet.

TheTruth September 20, 2021 at 3:01 PM

It’s amazing how many doctors are on Claycord

Rolaids September 20, 2021 at 4:58 PM

@TheTruth. I keep wanting to join in, but I keep leaving my PhD in Epidemiology in my other pants.

Mr. Smith September 20, 2021 at 3:19 PM

Fred, do you know on average how many people die each day in the U.S.A? Google says about 7,700. If you divide that number into your 700,000 number it will take 91 days for that many people to die. Since this Pandemic has been around for much longer than 91 days, I would say we’re doing pretty good.

Sam September 20, 2021 at 7:41 PM

🚨🚨🚨🚨 Logic will not be tolerated in this establishment. Please refrain from using it in the future. You may disturb the comfortably numb. We can’t have any breakthrough cases leaving the plantation. THE HOAX MUST GO ON.

Me September 20, 2021 at 10:40 PM

Tad off with those numbers.

2019 “2,854,838 died 7,821 Per Day
2020 “3,427,321 died 9,389 Per Day

Increase of 572,483 from the year before. Yes we will always lose a little more each year because of how many people we have in the US. But losing over 500k more because of a virus is saddening. Sorry but numbers don’t lie. Saying we are doing pretty good is a joke.

Sam September 21, 2021 at 6:03 AM

“sorry but numbers don’t lie”
Possibly the stupidest statement ever made. As if brain dead lefties understand mathematics 😆

reference: “How To Lie With Statistics” by Darrell Huff

You just keep lobbing softballs and Ill keep smashing them out of here.
Try and give me a challenge once in a while please, this is getting boring.

Me September 21, 2021 at 12:06 PM


Pretty much everything you post on here is misleading, false and dangerous. You shouldn’t be talking. I have to correct you and your flawed data every time. Funny how you still CAN NOT prove anything. Yet those numbers are right from the

Tell me again where I am wrong? How does it feel to get proven wrong every time you post? Yet you still won’t admit even with the facts that you are wrong. You live in complete fear of everything.

Sam September 22, 2021 at 6:24 AM


You have nothing to offer. You are crumbling from the frustration. It’s amusing to watch. Cry more lib.

Never question the KANG!!!

SmileWc September 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Only if you’re coming in illegally.

CAtoTX September 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM

No, citizenship should be the only requirement to enter the country.

Exit 12A September 20, 2021 at 4:17 PM

Let’s start with citizenship or a travel visa.
Every legal resident and US citizen should be appalled at the open border policy of the Biden/Harris administration l.

Anonymous September 20, 2021 at 4:23 PM

COVID? Who cares about COVID?

What about polio, measles, smallpox, TB and all the truly dangerous diseases illegal aliens bring into our nation every day?

You think those Haitians in Del Rio, TX have all their shots?

jose September 21, 2021 at 1:46 AM

You are right on the money. Just yesterday I was reading a couple of articles about all the ‘immigrants’ that are landing in the Elk Grove area and starting to school there, All the media gushed about was the wonderful ‘diversity’ atmosphere this will create.
The majority of the msm thinks we are stupid,,,,,,,,,,

Anonymous September 21, 2021 at 10:32 PM

@jose Elk Grove Unified is also offering on-campus prayer rooms to the Afghan Muslims. I don’t know the details other than they cannot do that unless they offer the same to every student.

WC September 20, 2021 at 4:52 PM

Out of the approximate 15k Haitians and others amassed at the southern border, they’re reportedly letting in about 8,000. Are they vaccinating them or not? No one’s talking.

If they’re not, then they shouldn’t be requiring this of anyone.

Cellophane September 20, 2021 at 4:56 PM

The easy solution is to build a wall to keep out all of the unvaccinated.

Have only a few designated entry points.

Barbed wire, land mines, tank traps, laser beams, armed guards with orders to shoot to kill, all the fun stuff.

Except along the southern border, of course.

Bob Kazamakis September 20, 2021 at 10:26 PM

According to an especially trustworthy news article I read, Kushner already has that covered.

Hayden Barsotti September 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Those who are exempt—-


Bob Kazamakis September 20, 2021 at 10:16 PM

When you link to a resource, it has to be one that other people can access. None of us have your cellphone. A commonly used solution (at least on Reddit) are sites like

Badger September 20, 2021 at 5:40 PM

No. If they are coming into the country illegally. Absolutely not. How dare anyone even suggest that. With that being said. You peasants. How me your papers pleeaaaazzze

Joe The Halogram. And of course. Kamala the border Czar. I

Badger September 20, 2021 at 5:40 PM


94521 September 20, 2021 at 5:49 PM

I don’t think US citizens should be required to be vaccinated, but any foreigner entering our country definitely should be. The last thing we need are diseased aliens overwhelming our healthcare system. Right, conservatives?

Doh September 20, 2021 at 6:17 PM

The Plandemic video was debunked over a year ago. You are calculating the death rate based on the entire population of the US. That is every man, woman and child. Most of us are wearing masks. 64% have gotten vaccinated.
Of roughly 35.2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, around 614,300 people, or 1.7%, have died, according to Johns Hopkins University’s mortality data as of Aug 6.
More people have died in the US than during the 1918 pandemic.

Jeff (the other one) September 20, 2021 at 6:21 PM

It seems illegals are entering at will. Would additional requirements even matter? COVID concerns for me are much less than many other aspects (ability/willingness to work, desire to assimilate to [what was once] the American culture).

Sam September 20, 2021 at 6:55 PM

This will be known as the American genocide. Ivermectin is approved to treat COVID but they won’t give it. Its only remdesivir which is causing kidney failure. They are calling it secondary phenomena. It is not. On faucis orders, hospitals are murdering people with remdesivir. The vaccine is murdering people. They have known all along. Stay away from the hospitals.

The Observer September 20, 2021 at 8:23 PM

Trump was given Remdesivir when he was in the hospital with Covid-19. He also got vaccinated when he left the hospital. I guess this explains why Trump is dead now. Right? You should have warned him.

Sam September 20, 2021 at 9:31 PM

Fauci is responsible for the American genocide. And a year and a half in, so is every other doctor who’s taking that 53,000 dollars and killing people with remdesivir. The effects are well known from the ebola outbreak. 54% of people would develop reanal failure after 5 days on remdesivir. Kidneys shut down flood the body with toxins, lungs fill with fluid and death from “secondary phenomena”. Not a joke. It’s legit mass murder.

Why you thinking about Trump? You people are obsessed with his hair or what?

HHS whistleblower came out hard on the vaccine deaths. You better have some respect when replying to my posts. You obviously haven’t seen what happens to @me and @jwb or @eras when they come with that nonsense. Better ask somebody.

nytemuvr September 20, 2021 at 11:22 PM

Please don’t delete @Me’s last comment, that bulging blood vessel on her temple might explode. Deleting her comment might just put her over edge.

parent September 21, 2021 at 7:14 AM

@ ME

Funny you are asking people to be banned because of misinformation. Wow … Sam can be off at times, no doubt. But you .. you are off way more often than he is, and no one is calling for you to be banned/deleted.

There is an old expression about throwing stones in a glass house … I would provide you the actual Eurpoean proverb, but you would find some alleged fault with it.

Sam September 21, 2021 at 5:25 AM

And you are wrong again. How dare you attack a Kang!!

NIH website Last Updated July 8, 2021
“table 2e characteristics of antiviral agents approved for the treatment of COVID-19” page two IVERMECTIN. “The dose most commonly used in clinical trials is IVM 0.2-0.6 mg/kg PO given as a single dose or as once-daily dose for up to 5 days. ITS 100% APPROVED FOR USE IN COVID.

Now go ahead and argue that the FDA is the only one who approves medications as you run off to get your unapproved boosters

I ALWAYS have the receipts. You are being lied to. Fauci pushed remdesivir because he’s invested. The American genocide.

Go to the NIH website, print off “table 2e” (including page 2 and 3) and keep it with you in case you or a loved one catches the COVID HOAX. Give it to the hospital or dr and stay away from remdesivir that has the absolute worst side effects, number one being DEATH.


Dr Jellyfinger September 21, 2021 at 7:51 AM

Biden’s exclusion list…. really.

Steven Powers September 21, 2021 at 8:51 AM

Yes that might just stop the flow of illegal crossing on the boarder.. kidding

Graceful September 22, 2021 at 9:45 AM

Maybe everyone has it all wrong, maybe we all need to go over the border and then recross again. We have a different set of rules.

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