We haven’t found out why Republicans are on the facet of the pandemic, however Republican governors have by no means had a problem with any of the dozen or so vaccines required for faculties in their very own states.
New York Times: G.O.P. Seethes at Biden Mandate, Even in States Requiring Different Vaccines
- “However every of those states — certainly each state within the nation — already mandates sure vaccinations for youngsters, and typically for adults, together with well being care staff and sufferers in sure services.”
Washington Post: The GOP’s halting, uneven journey towards turning into the anti-vaccine mandate get together
- “The Republicans who as we speak say vaccines must be a matter of selection have executed comparatively little through the years to struggle mandates of different such vaccines.”
- “Should you’re going to oppose a mandate for a totally approved vaccine, it might make extra sense in the event you opposed them extra broadly. Should you’re going to isolate the one which occurs to guard towards a virus that has killed greater than 600,000 folks because the begin of 2020, that looks like a wierd place to attract the road — except you will have a purpose you’re not enunciating for why this one is totally different.”
Don’t overlook that almost all of the American folks help vaccine necessities and even Trump-aligned companies help vaccine necessities.
CNN: Greater than half of People help vaccine mandates for workplaces, school rooms and sporting occasions
- “Greater than half of People now say they help requiring vaccinations for workplace staff returning to the office (54%), college students attending in-person lessons (55%) and patrons attending sporting occasions or live shows (55%)”
- “Faculty masks necessities, which have touched off political battles in a number of states, are additionally broadly widespread: 63% say all youngsters attending college in-person must be required to put on face masks within the school rooms, with simply 37% opposed.”
Yahoo! News: Biden’s vaccine mandate: Even Trump-friendly firms appear snug with COVID restrictions
- “In distinction to the tone of a lot of their protection late Thursday and Friday, Fox’s precise coverage stays and exhibits no indicators of adjusting. Nearly all of Fox Information workers have to both present proof of a vaccination or be examined repeatedly. Workers should report their vaccination standing and there may be testing on-site for workers within the New York workplace.”
- “Trump’s personal lodges supply their friends intensive assurances on-line about their compliance with COVID laws. Resorts just like the Washington, DC location presently have an indoor masks mandate.”