Krakow stated:

That’s what this order does…it threatens imprisonment if you don’t vaccinate. I think that goes against basic American, Democratic values. If the vaccine program is so important, let the authorities go out in the marketplace of ideas, and there’s censoring going on on social media platforms, let them go out and make their case. And most people, as they have will be vaccinated.

Krakow went one:

So to create hysteria and threaten fines and threaten prison is not the way to do this. What the authorities are doing by doing that is sowing more distrust. They have a distrust problem. Some people in the public do not trust the vaccine program. There are reasons to question the safety of the vaccine program. The authorities should be addressing that instead of forcing vaccines on people.