GOP Leaders Vaccines

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With Delta variant surging, GOP leaders push supporters to get vaccinated

By Annie Andersen (Political Producer)

A map that looks a lot like the Electoral College map has been making its way around social media.

CDC Vaccination rates

Source: CDC

Except it isn’t the Electoral College 2020 map. It’s a map from the CDC showing the vaccinations for the various states. The darker the blue, the more people fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Take a look at the 2020 Electoral College map.

2020 Electoral College Map

Source: 270 To Win

By replacing the red states with light blue, the two maps look fairly similar.

With the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise, there is concern the states with low vaccination rates will be hit hard again.

For this reason, more Republican leaders are urging their constituents to get the vaccine.

Some, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have been promoting masks and vaccines from the start. The Kentuckian even posted a picture on Twitter when he got his vaccine.

Others are now following his lead. Over the weekend, House Minority Whip, Congressman Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) got the vaccine, telling his local paper it’s ‘safe and effective’.

It’s not just elected leaders pushing for vaccinations. Big Republican influencers, who once questioned the vaccine are now advocating for it.

Fox News personality Sean Hannity called coronavirus a hoax in March 2020. Now, the Trump confidant is urging people to get the vaccine.

During his Fox News show on Monday, Hannity told his viewers, “It absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination.”

Fellow Fox News personality Steve Doocy had a heated argument with a co-host, saying vaccines save lives.

Research backs that up. A new study from Yale estimates that vaccines prevented about 279 thousand deaths nationwide.

The Associated Press found that in Maryland, 130 people died from covid in June. All 130 were unvaccinated.

Getting everybody vaccinated could be an uphill battle. A recent CBS News poll found that 29 percent of Republicans polled say they won’t be getting the vaccine.

States are trying to combat this, offering contests and incentives to try to convince people to get vaccinated.

HAS THIS MAP CROSSED YOUR SOCIAL FEED?

 NO, IT ISN’T AN ELECTION MAP.

 IT’S A map showing how AMERICA IS VERY SPLIT ON THE COVID VACCINE,

ACCORDING TO THIS CDC MAP OF VAXX RATES… DARKER BLUE means THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE FULLY VACCINATED.

IT KIND OF MIRRORS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE MAP… JUST DIFFERENT COLORS

WITH THE DELTA VARIANt ON THE RISE – THERE IS CONCERN THE STATES WITH LOW VACCINATION RATES WILL BE HIT HARD AGAIN.

FOR THIS REASON, MORE GOP LEADERS ARE NOW URGING THEIR CONSTITUENTS TO GET THE VACCINE.

FROM THE START SENATOR MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL HAS BEEN PROMOTING MASKS AND VACCINES…

EVEN POSTING THE OBLIGATORY VACCINE CARD PIC TO SOCIAL MEDIA.

SEE, POLITICIANS ARE JUST LIKE US.

OTHERS ARE NOW FOLLOWING HIS LEAD….

RECENTLY, MINORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE GOT THE VACCINE…TELLING HIS LOCAL PAPER IT’S QUOTE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE.

AND BIG REPUBIUCAN INFLUENCERS, WHO ONCE QUESTIONED THE VACCINE ARE NOW ADVOCATING FOR IT.

 TRUMP CONFIDANT SEAN HANNITY.. WHO in March 2020 CALLED COVID A HOAX … IS NOW URGING PEOPLE TO GET THE VACCINE.

Hannity: <<“And it absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination.”>>

FELLOW FOX PERSONALITY, STEVE DOOCY HAD A HEATED EXCHANGE WITH HIS CO-HOST… SAYING VACCINES SAVE LIVES.

RESEARCH BACKS THAT UP… A NEW STUDY FROM YALE ESTIMATES THAT VACCINES PREVENTED ABOUT 279 THOUSAND DEATHS NATIONWIDE.

WILL THIS MAP — CHANGE SHADES, AS MORE OF AMERICA GETS VACCINATED?

TIME WILL TELL.

HAS YOUR STANCE ON THE VACCINE RECENTLY CHANGED?

LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

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A map that looks a lot like the Electoral College map has been making its way around social media.

CDC Vaccination rates

Source: CDC

Except it isn’t the Electoral College 2020 map. It’s a map from the CDC showing the vaccinations for the various states. The darker the blue, the more people fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Take a look at the 2020 Electoral College map.

2020 Electoral College Map

Source: 270 To Win

By replacing the red states with light blue, the two maps look fairly similar.

With the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise, there is concern the states with low vaccination rates will be hit hard again.

For this reason, more Republican leaders are urging their constituents to get the vaccine.

Some, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have been promoting masks and vaccines from the start. The Kentuckian even posted a picture on Twitter when he got his vaccine.

Others are now following his lead. Over the weekend, House Minority Whip, Congressman Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) got the vaccine, telling his local paper it’s ‘safe and effective’.

It’s not just elected leaders pushing for vaccinations. Big Republican influencers, who once questioned the vaccine are now advocating for it.

Fox News personality Sean Hannity called coronavirus a hoax in March 2020. Now, the Trump confidant is urging people to get the vaccine.

During his Fox News show on Monday, Hannity told his viewers, “It absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination.”

Fellow Fox News personality Steve Doocy had a heated argument with a co-host, saying vaccines save lives.

Research backs that up. A new study from Yale estimates that vaccines prevented about 279 thousand deaths nationwide.

The Associated Press found that in Maryland, 130 people died from covid in June. All 130 were unvaccinated.

Getting everybody vaccinated could be an uphill battle. A recent CBS News poll found that 29 percent of Republicans polled say they won’t be getting the vaccine.

States are trying to combat this, offering contests and incentives to try to convince people to get vaccinated.

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