Ce demi-tour a vu Mitch McConnell, Rob DeSantis et Tommy Tuberville se faire vacciner et dire au public de faire de même – en disant que c'est vital. </p><div> <ul class="summary-list"><li>Un certain nombre de républicains de haut niveau exhortent désormais les gens à se faire vacciner contre le COVID-19</li>
Senior Republicans are abandoning a previous hesitant stance on vaccines and now urging Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.
Just two weeks ago at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, attendees cheered and cheered that Biden had failed to “suck” people and missed his goal of vaccinating. 70% of adults. The right’s vaccine hesitation had metastasized into outright hostility.
But the background music has changed again as the Delta variant crosses the red states where low vaccination rates fill hospital intensive care at an alarming rate.
Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama, who has resisted public health measures for much of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, criticized his state’s unvaccinated population.
“I don’t know, tell me,” she said when asked what it would take to get more people vaccinated. “People are supposed to have common sense. But it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated people, not the common people. It’s the unvaccinated people who let us down. “
Alabama has the fourth-lowest vaccination rate nationwide, according to a New York Times tracker.
Ivey followed a slew of Republican heavy hitters to call for a greater immunization emergency. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell led the movement, urging people on Tuesday to ignore the “patently bad advice” that spreads distrust of vaccines, and said: “If there is anyone a ready to listen: get vaccinated. “
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Ron DeSantis – Governor of Florida, where 1 in 5 cases of Covid are in the United States – told the audience from Trump’s heart: “If you are vaccinated, fully vaccinated, the risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID is effectively zero. .. These vaccines save lives, ”he told a press conference.
Another prominent Republican showing a change of tone is Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville. He took to Twitter on July 21 to say that vaccines are “effective, safe and don’t cost you a dime.”
Joining the Republican U-turn, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) – who previously tried to block Senate funding for the COVID-19 vaccine in tandem with his anti-vaxx stance – received his dose of vaccine, telling people that they should get theirs and that it is “safe and effective”.
He added, “When you talk to people who run hospitals, in New Orleans or other states, 90% of people hospitalized with the Delta variant haven’t been vaccinated. It’s another signal that the vaccine is working, ”The Times-Picayune reported.
President Biden and the head of the CDC have called the current state of COVID-19 in the United States a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
Three heavily GOP states account for 40% of Covid cases – Florida, Missouri, and Texas – White House pandemic response coordinator Jeff Zients said at a July 21 press briefing.
Rob Wilson, former GOP strategist and founder of the Lincoln Project, said on Twitter that he believed the change in tone was a polling strategy – the result of a realization that he may not be politically palpable to reject the vaccine as COVID-19 dies and cases escalate.
-Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 21, 2021
So far, less than half of the U.S. population has received their COVID-19 vaccine, with 63,818 new cases recorded across the country on July 22 alone.