Right now, the delta variant of COVID-19 is devastating areas in the southeastern part of the United States. Not surprisingly, many of these states are run by Republicans.
But while those Republican voters want Donald Trump to get credit for the vaccine, they are not interested in taking it. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in Congress, waited 7 months to get vaccinated. Now, the Louisiana Republican is saying that people should be ashamed to get vaccinated.
Scalise He said reporters this weekend, “I am very confident in this vaccine. It is safe and effective. And I think we should encourage more people to do it. But again, don’t embarrass the people who haven’t. We have to get information from them, encouraging people to go talk to their doctors because there is real hesitation. “
The Louisiana representative continued, “What we need to do is encourage people to get vaccinated, not try to shame people who are not vaccinated or who were vaccinated. I had antibodies, so I finally made the decision once I saw the Delta variant recover, I thought it was important to get vaccinated. “
Scalise closed, “We should face that, not try to divide people based on who is vaccinated and who is not. “
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