Abbott's up for re-election next year and he's probably laying the groundwork for a suit to enjoin federal vaccine mandate enforcement to keep the political spotlight focused on him.I get what they are trying to do in Texas. They are trying to fight for the rights of Covid-19!
Or is he making a future attempt to somehow make banning vaccine mandates nationwide a 2024 Election topic?Abbott's up for re-election next year and he's probably laying the groundwork for a suit to enjoin federal vaccine mandate enforcement to keep the political spotlight focused on him.
Nuttiest logic I’ve seen from him if that’s the case. It’s only my experience but the people I’ve talked to all think Abbott is doing nothing for his re-election chances with the publicity he’s received over the last year. Man enjoys making an ass out of himself.Abbott's up for re-election next year and he's probably laying the groundwork for a suit to enjoin federal vaccine mandate enforcement to keep the political spotlight focused on him.
COVID No. 1 cause of death for 35- to 54-year-olds in SeptemberCOVID-19 was the leading of death among people ages 35 to 54 -- and the second-leading cause overall -- in September, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare.
The research also estimates that since June more than 90,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 could have been prevented with vaccines, and more than half of those occurred last month.
In January, COVID-19 was the nation's No. 1 cause of death, the analysis found. In July, before the delta surge, COVID-19 briefly dropped to eighth.
This teacher lost her 10 year old daughter to covid then had to deal with these knuckleheads.Mind boggling to still see, "only sick and old are affected" comments (on other sites) these days.
Four months later:
The bizarre part is continuing to single out Fauci as a political activist in all this. The political activism around Covid was initiated & continually fomented by Trump & the Trumpers who took the position that Covid was a "liberal" conspiracy to take down the Trump administration ... instead of a unique public health emergency that was similarly affecting countries all around the world. Had the Trump administration simply acted sensibly from the start hundreds of thousands of American lives would have been saved, the economic consequences would have been relatively short term & Trump might conceivably have won the 2020 election.Four months later:
Aside from some trolling of the political Left, I didn’t think much about COVID-19 until the Delta variant popped up. I certainly never considered taking the vaccine. I wrote a bit about the…amgreatness.com
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/colin-powell-calls-trump-liar-says-he-skirts-constitution-will-n1227016Powell, who served as secretary of state under former President George W. Bush and was previously chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump is "drifting" away from the Constitution and said he's a habitual liar.
"We have a Constitution. We have to follow that Constitution. And the president's drifted away from it," Powell said, offering praise for military leaders who have spoken out against the president in recent days.
"The Republican Party, the president thought they were immune, they can say anything they wanted," Powell said. "And even more troubling, the Congress would just sit there and not in any way resist what the president is doing."
"The one word I have to use with respect to what he's been doing for the last several years is the word I would never have used before, never would have used with any of the four presidents I worked for: He lies," Powell added. "He lies about things, and he gets away with it because people will not hold him accountable."
Powell was hardly alone among retired military leaders criticizing the president on Sunday's political talk shows.
Update: not doing so well. He said they are giving him 40 liters of pure oxygen every hour and its not doing much. Ventilator might be next. He was cracking jokes about his new 'stache though...Some of you may or may not know who this is. I do not know his vaccination status, but I'd venture to guess he wasn't.
Also, I'm on a big road trip / vacation right now and the first thing I see when I get to my home town is anti-vaxxers standing on every corner near the hospital with their big "Jesus is my only savior" banners, etc. 🙄
My mum just had her Pfizer shot no. 3. Only a mild fever but her arm really hurt this time.Haven't had to show my vaccine card except when I got my 2nd and 3rd shots. (However, I don't really go anywhere either).
Incidentally, I got my third shot yesterday and thus far I have only had a slightly sore shoulder.