A quick round-up of where we are in the fight of our lives against the Trump-Virus seemed in order. And just as a reminder: none of this needed to happen. We have a vaccine, we’ve had one for months, it is free and readily available.
30% of Americans adults remain unvaccinated, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
14% say they won’t get the vaccine, and that number has stayed pretty steady for months, and —SURPRISE!!1!— that group is overwhelmingly white and Republican!
10% are still in “wait and see” mode, for whatever reason. That’s our margin.
“I want to be abundantly clear: there will be absolutely no statewide mandates, closures or the like,” Ivey said in a press release. “This state of emergency is strategically targeted at removing bureaucracy and cutting red tape wherever we can to allow our doctors, nurses and hospital staff to treat patients that come through their doors.”
“The Biden administration is stepping in to offer financial assistance to Florida educators defying Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) law banning local K-12 mask mandates.”
“With an overload of coronavirus patients and a shortage of healthcare workers in the state, the University of Mississippi Medical Center opened up a 20-bed field hospital in its parking garage on Friday morning.”