Recent polls have shown that well over 40% of self-identified Republicans claim they will refuse to get vaccinated. That will kill tens of thousands of more Americans, perhaps more. Don’t let Republican lies kill you – get vaccinated!
Dr. Deborah Birx, who was Trump’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator, admitted recently that while the first spike of COVID deaths was probably unavoidable once the pandemic got started, Trump’s continuing lies and hoaxing hoax most likely were responsible for most of the deaths since then. For those who haven’t seen the numbers, that means something like 500,000 unnecessary deaths due to Republican lies.
But I’ll keep this short and focus on the current and ongoing lies that are screwing Republican voters. Republicans have somehow managed to not see the disconnect between calls for giving Trump credit for creating a life-saving vaccine in record time and the simultaneous claims that COVID is a “socialist hoax” that Bill Gates somehow created to inject tracking devices in unsuspecting Americans. Not only is that idiotic, it ignores the very obvious fact that nearly 600,000 Americans and over 3.1 MILLION people worldwide have died from COVID, and those numbers are almost certainly undercounting severely the actual COVID-induced deaths (not to mention non-lethal, long-term effects). More importantly, refusing the vaccine will kill more Republicans AND keep screwing the economy for everyone.
It’s really simple. To those who scream for “herd immunity,” there are two ways to achieve it.
- Naturally. Let people get the virus. The result. Years of economic turmoil and millions (MILLIONS) of dead Americans. None of whom have to die.
- Vaccine. By getting vaccinated we can quickly achieve herd immunity without people dying.
This isn’t hard.
Letting people naturally achieve herd immunity takes time and will kill millions of Americans.
Getting vaccinated achieves herd immunity quickly without unnecessary deaths.
There is a reason we don’t have polio and a dozen other deadly diseases. We get vaccinated.
Getting vaccinated saves lives, including those of your family, friends, fellow church-goers, schoolmates, Aunt Bea, and Cousin Itt.
Not getting vaccinated guarantees more people will die. And some of those people will by your loved ones. Or you.
AND IT’S FREE!
Seriously. It doesn’t even cost you anything.
There are currently three vaccines approved in the United States. All three have gone through clinical trials to demonstrate their efficacy (i.e., that they work) and their safety. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require getting two shots several weeks apart. The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine uses a different process and only requires one shot. All have been shown to be effective and safe.
Getting vaccinated will enable all of us to resume more normal interactions. Getting vaccinated will enable the economy to more fully open. Getting vaccinated will save lives.
And it’s free.
Stop letting Republican lies kill Americans and screw the enonomy.
David J. Kent is an avid traveler, scientist, and Abraham Lincoln historian. He is the author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World as well as two specialty e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate.