COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Fireworks on Capitol Hill

As new cases of COVID-19 infections rise, the left and right blame each other over vaccine hesitancy. The truth, as always, is more complicated given hesitancy in other nations.


Low vaccination rates among a swath of Southern states is reportedly the leading cause to a surge in coronavirus infections.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




Author’s Take

Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote in National Review last week about the state of vaccine hesitancy and the heavy-handed, tone-deaf efforts to convince those hesitant to change their mind.

It’s fairly obvious the media, left and right, cynically have to make this about politics for ratings: The left excoriates those unwilling to receive the vaccine yet as anti-science right-wing rubes. Meanwhile, one of the leading voices on the right, Tucker Carlson, is completely misrepresenting data on coronavirus vaccines, vaccine side effects, and mortality.

Even an important issue like this is not immune to the infectious disease known as politics.

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© Dallas Gerber, 2021