The Biden administration’s vaccination program was successful in vaccinating more than 150 million Americans in July of this year. Then came July 4, and masses of unmasked and unvaccinated people gathered in large groups despite warnings about the Delta variant. Unsurprisingly, another wave occurred, now known as the “unvaccinated pandemic.” Aside from the rare infection in vaccinated people, approximately 99% of those hospitalized with COVID are not vaccinated and are infected with the Delta variant. The Republican Party is fighting masking and inaction around vaccines, while many of the Republican voters are getting infected.
In July this year, the rate of COVID infections and hospitalizations hit a record low as vaccination rates increased. In May, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention provided its mask-wearing protocols for those vaccinated. The Associated Press quoted Biden as saying: “Today is a great day for America. If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask, ”he said, summarizing the new guidance and encouraging more Americans to roll up their sleeves. “Get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do.”
Biden’s competent and comprehensive management of the pandemic included a massive deployment of vaccines in states and cities, with an organized online system that initially set appointments for seniors and high-risk individuals and gradually expanded to the general population. The Administration posted the latest scientific information on the vaccine on its website and, with the exception of Fox News, the media kept the public informed about its safety and efficacy. Democrats in Congress got vaccinated to model patriotic and responsible public health behavior. Due to Biden’s competent leadership, Americans returned to ballparks, bars, restaurants, and the workplace fully vaccinated without wearing masks, until the novaxxers sabotaged the recovery.
In stark contrast to President Biden’s efforts to end the pandemic, the Republican Party continues to politicize the effort to vaccinate the majority of Americans and persists in its dangerous rebellion against CDC exhortations to continue usage protocols. of masks. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is irresponsibly pandering to unvaccinated and unmasked Trump supporters by threatening to enact legislation to prevent schools from implementing the mask mandates. He’s also sending mixed messages to Floridians for the voters’ appeal. While extolling the virtues of vaccines, it has launched a line of merchandise that ridicules masks and medical experts on pandemics. The Wall Street Journal reports: “Florida is recording more Covid-19 cases than any other US state, as hospitalizations in some areas increase at the fastest rate since the start of the pandemic.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is mimicking DeSantis’s crusade to enact policies that make Texans vulnerable to COVID infection. Forbes magazine reported that Abbott “issued a new Executive Order that makes it difficult for local officials to limit capacities in companies, require the use of masks or require Covid-19 vaccination? Abbott defended his action on Twitter saying “I issued an executive order that provides uniformity in Texas COVID response; we must rely on personal responsibility, not government mandates.” These Republican governors and others like them face possible responsibility for COVID-related deaths in their states. Clearly, they have the anti-pandemic stance to win re-election in 2022.
Despite Republicans’ commitment to thwart any Administration success, Biden announced positive news this week when more than $ 1 million was vaccinated in one day. Some reluctant former Republicans are now. advocating for vaccines and sensible masking like Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Sen. Mitch McConnell and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Justice is vehemently urging people to get vaccinated explaining;
“The red states probably have a lot of people who are very, very conservative in their thinking and they think, ‘Well, I don’t have to do that.’ But they are not thinking straight. “
Perhaps if health insurance companies begin to exclude coverage for policyholders who refuse to vaccinate and then become infected with the Delta variant, people will reconsider their resistance.. Medical bills For a hospital stay, ventilator placement and medications could financially ruin a family for life.
The Washington Post reported that “people who have not been vaccinated say they probably or definitely will not be vaccinated, and that the divide narrowed dramatically along partisan lines. According to the poll, 86 percent of Democrats have received at least one vaccine compared to 45 percent of Republicans. ” Unfortunately, Trump and the Republican Party have decided to please the conservative voters of the red states in the hopes that they will help them regain control of our government, and damn how many people have to die for them to achieve that goal. .