Because they are angry

Apparently hating Democrats is an excellent reason to risk getting the virus and dying.

Many people here and elsewhere in the Southeast are turning down Covid-19 vaccines because they are angry that President Donald Trump lost the election and sick of Democrats in Washington thinking they know what’s best.

Hey people in the Southeast? That’s a really really really stupid reason to risk getting and transmitting the virus. That’s about as stupid as it gets. If you get the virus and die it will be you who’s dead, not the pesky Democrats. If you transmit it to other people and they die they will be the ones who die, not the pesky Washington Democrats. This is called cutting off your nose to spite your face.

The pushback from both state officials and people who refuse vaccination underscores the extent to which the federal government may never be able to convince rural, conservative populations in parts of the South to get the shot.

And it’s not just rural, conservative populations.

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How did that happen? I have no idea.

One day last week in Sheffield, Melton and Grabryan were sitting in a large van in front of a local church. Its parking lot displayed a small white sign advertising Covid-19 vaccine to anyone who wanted it.

Only 18 people showed up. It’s been like that for weeks. At one point, Grabryan laid his head back on the van’s cushy seat, shaking it side to side. “I’ve been out to the funeral home for more visitations this year than I have before,” he said. “There’s no one in this area that doesn’t know someone who was affected by it.”

That’s not “hysteria” – it’s just reality.

Louisiana regional medical directors and physicians described a horrific last two weeks marked by overcrowded ICUs, people showing up to emergency rooms after suddenly developing shortness of breath, and Covid-19 patients clinging to their last hours before abruptly letting go and dying. Almost all of these people died because they chose not to get the vaccine.

To punish the Democrats. I don’t think they’ve thought this through carefully.

The state has recorded an average of 2,400 coronavirus cases in the last 14 days, an uptick of more than 230 percent from the two weeks prior. The patients seeking medical help are younger than ever before, between 30 and 60 years old. And they are dying. Two of the doctors at Our Lady of the Lake hospital say they both lost unvaccinated family members to Covid. In the past several weeks, two nurses in the hospital nearby died, too.

Doctors and health officials in Alabama and Louisiana say their only hope for getting people vaccinated is if the media outlets that message to these areas, primarily Fox News, start advocating people get the shot, instead of pushing them away from the jab.

But Fox News isn’t going to do that, because…

…I don’t know why. I can’t understand it. They’re promoting death, for the most frivolous of reasons, and I can’t get my head around it.

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