Swift blowback for Alabama Gov. Ivey: ‘Time to start blaming the unvaccinated’

Swift blowback for Alabama Gov. Ivey: ‘Time to start blaming the unvaccinated’
Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama. Reuters video, YouTube

[Ed. – We don’t really have a clue how many COVID deaths we’ve actually had, given the likelihood of significant false positives from the first year of PCR testing, and the careless or biased handling of COVID versus co-morbidities in death reporting.  We do know practically everyone under 75 survives.  We’re only just learning — and can’t tell yet — how effective the vaccines really are, because we are the experiment and clinical trial.  We don’t have the slightest idea whether people “hospitalized with the Delta variant” are hospitalized because of Delta variant symptoms (which have been likened to cold symptoms), or are a bunch of people hospitalized for a thousand other reasons who just tested positive on admission.  None of that means you shouldn’t get vaccinated.  But it’s context for: here we are, already moving to the “blame a targeted social group” stage, as if it’s the Black Plague in 1350.  So much for “enlightenment.”]

Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey drew fire on Friday after saying it was “time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for a spike in her state’s COVID-19 cases, with critics charging she has failed to show leadership in tackling the pandemic.

Asked Thursday what it would take to lift Alabama’s low vaccination rate, Ivey snapped to a reporter: “I don’t know, you tell me!”

“Folks are supposed to have common sense,” Ivey continued. “But it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.”

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