According to the New York Post, though frontline healthcare workers have been given first dips on the new coronavirus vaccine, many of them have decided to pass up the opportunity to get inoculated.
“Earlier this week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine disclosed that about 60 percent of the nursing home workers in his state have so far chosen not to get vaccinated,” the Post reports. “More than half of New York City’s EMS workers have shown skepticism. And now California and Texas are experiencing a high rate of health care worker refusals, according to reports.
“An estimated 50 percent of frontline workers in Riverside County in the Golden State opted against the drug, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing public health officials,” the report continues. “More than half of the hospital workers at California’s St. Elizabeth Community Hospital that were eligible to receive the vaccine did not, the newspaper.”
According to that report in the L.A. Times, most “vaccine hesitant” healthcare workers say they are worried about how politics might have influenced the development of the medicine. In other words, they do not trust the Trump administration to have dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s.
Where might they have gotten that idea?
Maybe from an interview Kamala Harris gave to CNN back in September?
“I think that’s going to be an issue for all of us,” Harris said of a vaccine that gained approval before the election. “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about.”
Harris went on to predict that public health experts would not have the final word on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
“If past is prologue that they will not, they’ll be muzzled, they’ll be suppressed, they will be sidelined,” Harris said. “Because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days and he’s grasping to get whatever he can to pretend he has been a leader on this issue when he is not.”
Now, of course, the election is over, but you don’t think that stuff like this had an impact on the culture? You don’t think that liberals are reluctant to believe in a vaccine that is only here because the Trump administration pushed scientists to the limits of research? It’s hard to put that genie back in the bottle, and now Biden/Harris are going to have to deal with the consequences of their anti-Trump, anti-science rhetoric.