Apoorva Ramaswamy, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, has stated that she does not regret taking the Covid-19 vaccine, despite her husband’s opposition. In an interview with NBC News, Apoorva, who is a throat cancer surgeon, emphasized the importance of being vaccinated while treating her patients. She highlighted the autonomy she has to make decisions about medical treatments for her patients and acknowledged that her decision to take the vaccine may be different from her husband’s decision as a “young, healthy” individual.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur, has been vocal about his regret in taking the Covid-19 vaccine. He has criticized the government’s handling of the vaccine, including their alleged misinformation about its efficacy and side effects. Although he has stated that he regrets taking the vaccine, he has confirmed that he is vaccinated against Covid-19.
This difference in views between the couple sheds light on the campaign’s stance on issues such as mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and lockdowns, which are important to Republican primary voters. Vivek Ramaswamy has aligned himself with voters who oppose these measures and has called for accountability for public health officials advocating for vaccines.
However, questions have been raised about Vivek Ramaswamy’s opposition to the vaccine manufacturing industry, considering his previous work in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked as the CEO of biotech firm Roivant Sciences and oversaw the development of FDA-approved medicines. Some voters have expressed skepticism about his background and whether they can trust him.
In response, Vivek Ramaswamy has acknowledged the corruption within the pharmaceutical industry but has blamed government regulation for impeding the development of life-saving drugs. He believes that he has witnessed this corruption firsthand and wants to address the challenges caused by excessive regulations.
Overall, Apoorva Ramaswamy’s support for the Covid-19 vaccine differs from her husband’s stance. This contrast highlights the complexities surrounding vaccination and the decisions individuals make based on their unique circumstances.