Have you noticed how many Republicans are suddenly telling their constituency to “go get vaccinated–ASAP”? They suddenly shifted from saying nothing at all, or even outright hostility about routine anti-Covid public health measures, to a full 180 turn on the issue.
Perhaps they’ve finally realized that even the MAGA true believers are going to finally figure out how cynically and systematically they have been manipulated by the Trump GOP with their weaponizing of the issue. Or maybe they have finally understood that this new “Pandemic of the unvaccinated” could actually decimate the rank and file of the Trumpanzee Right.
Granted, there are other reasons for “vaccine hesitancy”, and not all are political, but the deliberate conflation of anti-vax attitudes with Republican agendas is truly unforgiveable.
What is wrong with these people?
Nevertheless, DeSantis’ endorsement of the vaccines came as more conservatives have recently done the same.
At his weekly press conference in the Capitol, Republican Senate Minority Leader McConnell of Kentucky said, “If there is anybody out there willing to listen: get vaccinated. These shots need to get in everybody’s arms as rapidly as possible or we’re going to be back in a situation in the fall that we don’t yearn for—that we went through last year.”
McConnell also said people should ignore the “bad advice” of people who advise against getting the vaccine. He didn’t offer examples of the advice nor did he name any people who have given such advice. Republican Congress members, in general, have opposed efforts by businesses to require vaccinations of their customers.
The two most popular hosts on Fox News—Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson—both also recently endorsed vaccines.
“anti-Fauci merchandise”. Like I said, what is wrong with these people?