GOP Death Cult Tells Children: Drop Dead We Don't Care
The insanity of Republican Governors Ron DeSantis and Gregg Abbott's anti-mask, anti-vaccine mandates are already proving the grand old party has become a death cult. Record numbers of children have been hospitalized across the country as schools have re-opened.
The Republican death cult that has emerged in recent weeks defies explanation. Hospitals in Republican states like Florida, Texas, Kentucky, where Governor's and legislatures are refusing to respond to the Covid health crises and are literally fighting in courts against vaccine and mask mandates to protect the lives of their citizens, including school children is already leading to an explosion of Covid infections and hospitalizations of the unvaccinated.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Gregg Abbott see their fight against vaccination and mask mandates as their best chance to win the Republican nomination for President in 2024 if former president Trump doesn't or is unable to run. Yet, the strategy is backfiring as infections, hospitalization in their states of the unvaccinated are soaring to levels we hadn't seen since last January when vaccinations weren't available.
These Republican governors and lawmakers appear to be unwilling to tell the citizens of their states the truth. Masks can save their lives. Mandatory vaccinations have been required in the United States for school children, soldiers, and overseas travel.
When George Washington was a general, he ordered his troops to be inoculated against smallpox. This was the beginning of the United States' vaccination program. Instead of ensuring that as many people as possible are protected by mandating the wearing of masks and vaccinations and educating their citizens on why these measures are necessary, they are advocating for the exact opposite. Our "2021 leaders" are arguing that people should be given the freedom to essentially commit suicide by Covid-19 and spread the virus to others. It is puzzling that Ron DeSantis has adopted the stance that even private companies are not permitted to enforce these protective, life-saving requirements. Republicans have long maintained that private businesses should be allowed to force birth control on their workers when making a case for birth control coverage in their health insurance plans, thus eliminating the freedom to choose.
Yesterday, 171,737 Covid infections were reported, with 1,287 fatalities as a result. As the epidemic develops and individuals continue to reject vaccines and mask up, health experts fear that the more deadly Delta Covid-19 form may evolve into an even more lethal variety, which would be much more dangerous. Despite this, the Republican death cult continues to disregard the danger that they are creating.
We may be weeks away from seeing a daily record count of new Covid infections and deaths recorded. The irony is that 44% of registered Republican voters refuse to be vaccinated, while as few as 18% of Independents and 8% of registered Democratic voters are balking.
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