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- Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and his wife, Apoorva Ramaswamy, have differing views on the COVID-19 vaccine .
- Apoorva , an assistant professor and surgeon, emphasizes the importance of individual autonomy when considering vaccination.
- Apoorva believes her role as a healthcare provider to vulnerable patients necessitated her taking the vaccine.
- Vivek Ramaswamy , who has also received the vaccine, expressed regret over his decision, citing new information he has acquired.
- Vivek criticizes Anthony Fauci for allegedly substituting scientific inquiry with authority, which he views as fundamentally anti-scientific.
- Vivek, a GOP candidate for the 2024 primary, emphasizes the importance of free speech, especially during emergencies.
- Despite their differences on this issue, the couple maintains that they agree on "the important things."
- The COVID-19 pandemic and related policies have become central issues in the 2024 GOP primary race.
- Many Republican candidates criticize Anthony Fauci for his support of restrictions and mask mandates, viewing them as violations of First Amendment rights.
- Fauci and other medical professionals argue that the restrictions were necessary to prevent further loss of life during the pandemic.