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U.S. states that had a grip on COVID now seeing a crush of cases

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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and SARA CLINE

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This, despite both states having vaccination levels higher than the national average

Hmm, I wonder why. Maybe the US should be tracking how many of these infected people are actually vaccinated? But they don't take or publish those stats.

Wait wait, what am I suggesting? Vaccinated people getting Covid and needing hospitalization?? I might get my comment taken down with such blasphemy!

Yep yep, the vaccines are perfectly effective. It's only the unvaccinated getting sick. Toe the line, toe the line....

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Brought to you by, the unvaccinated cult of Trump.

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Big deal. Death rate is way down. This is now a fact of life and the sooner we accept that and try to get back to some semblance of normal life the better.

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Basically all who are not vaccinated are going to get this insanely contagious Delta variant.

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the unvaccinated cult of Trump.

Yeah Oregon and Hawaii are known for their diehard support of Donald Trump.

Oh and those 2 states are vaccinated MORE than the national average, yet cases are spiking anyway.

Seems the narrative falling apart.

This, despite both states having vaccination levels higher than the national average as of last week.

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Seems the narrative falling apart.

Every sane person on this Earth has been saying that the unvaccinated are going to make this pandemic start all over again for everyone for months. Scientists and experts have been saying that we needed herd immunity before opening up, otherwise people are going to get sick and die again by the thousands.

Those narratives are all proven true day by day. This is now a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and it's unfortunately hurting everyone, vaccinated people included. Exactly like we were told.

As usual, the GOP and their supporters have dug our graves, and now claim that everyone else if a gravedigger.

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I blame the virus, not the masks, or lack of.

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American have lost their grip on reality,dealing with the Covid virus

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“It’s heartbreaking. People are exhausted. You can see it in their eyes," said Dr. Jason Kuhl, chief medical officer at Oregon's Providence Medford Medical Center, where patients are left on gurneys in hallways, their monitoring machines beeping away.

Sure, but if the unvaccinated ignore the consequences of their actions, what makes you think they care?

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Any critical thought or scientific knowledge indicates that viral DNA wants to mutate, and there was no doubt that the vaccination was a beginning to fight the virus, but only a beginning.

Masks, getting everyone vaccinated and not gathering as if though the virus won't affect people, were the obvious things needed to be done, and the ignorance and stubborn misinformation kept the virus from spreading, as not all people were vaccinated.

Obviously, with people still arguing against vaccination and believing COVID disinformation from people like Donald Trump supporters, the stupidity goes on, and it is pure stupidity. This isn't a problem which is compartmental.

People seem to think if a state like Hawaii spikes, it is because it is either liberal or not, but the real problem is the influence of non belief in the fight against COVID that creeps into the psyche of people wanting to believe that the virus isn't as bad as science says it is. It's dumb to believe a liberal state like Hawaii is not vulnerable to misinformation.

The idiots are winning with their silly lies and narrative. People need to stand up to the ridiculous and wake up. It is amazing how incredibly dumb but influential the lies are, but much of the world and America specifically aren't capable of critical thought.

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MAGA-world, which last year was urging everyone beat the virus by taking the "HCQ cure", injecting disinfectant, and wearing tin foil-lined caps (because COVID is caused by 5G network towers), is now refusing the vaccine because "it's not safe"....

And as the virus ravages the un-vaccinated in Red States, they all become generators of more deadly variants...

And the examples like this just grow and grow....

*A Texas GOP official died with COVID-19 days after sharing a meme questioning the usefulness of coronavirus vaccines. **H. Scott Apley, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee, died in a hospital on Wednesday morning. The Texas Republican Party confirmed his death on Wednesday. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to a fundraising page set up to cover his medical bills and, later, his funeral expenses....*

https://news.yahoo.com/texas-gop-official-mocked-vaccines-105231132.html

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I blame the virus, not the masks, or lack of.

Akin to saying "I blame the cancer, not the cigarettes"

Moronic.

Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Practice hygeine and distancing in public.

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Maybe the US should be tracking how many of these infected people are actually vaccinated? But they don't take or publish those stats.

They do and they do.

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And as the virus ravages the un-vaccinated in Red States, they all become generators of more deadly variants...

As I've said, anyone who thinks they are somehow magically immune to the virus will unfortunately, and painfully, perhaps even mortally, learn otherwise. And many have already done so.

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Seems the narrative falling apart.

Especially this narrative....

*I would recommend it," Mr Trump said during an interview on Fox News Primetime on Tuesday. "I would recommend it to a lot of people that don't want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly." He added: "It's a great vaccine, *it's a safe vaccine and it's something that works."

So Operation Warp speed was a failure, the vaccine doesn't work, and Trump is lying and spreading misinformation when he says it is safe and effective, putting his own supporters at risk, right?

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We're winning. Things are starting to change. Give the unvaccinated the freedom to make their own choices, then insist that they face the consequences.

That's what they can't handle. The consequences.

And things will only get worse for them as the delta variant causes more havoc on our medical and economic systems. We're starting to see record hospitalizations. Before it was caused by a lack of vaccines, now it's caused by people choosing to make things worse for everyone.

Your choice. Choose to make things worse for everyone and cause damage. Just don't come crying to me when you have to live with the consequences of your choice.

If the numbers keep climbing, it will only get worse for you. Post on message boards all you want. You'll have plenty of time at home in front of your computer as you lock yourself out of society.

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We're winning. Things are starting to change.

Biden sealed off the border finally?

Give the unvaccinated the freedom to make their own choices, then insist that they face the consequences. 

For making their own choices in the US??? Thought it was a free nation.

And things will only get worse for them as the delta variant causes more havoc on our medical and economic systems. We're starting to see record hospitalizations. Before it was caused by a lack of vaccines, now it's caused by people choosing to make things worse for everyone.

Somehow at this point I think there’s a lot of hogwash in that because if that were true a lot of vaccinated people wouldn’t be getting the virus not to mention they now want us to get booster shots? Lol, nope.

Your choice.

For any and every American system that is exactly how it should always be.

If the numbers keep climbing, it will only get worse for you.

Then Biden should close the border and the CDC shouldn’t try to overstate the number of deaths in order to try and damage a political opponent they want to destroy.

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Are you genuinely saying that you believe that making choices should not have consequences in the US?

Glad you asked that question, so you think the Texas Democrats that bailed for doing their jobs should also face the consequences for abandonment?

A strange position.

The left are quite good at that. Being the contortionists they are.

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GdTokyo

Brought to you by, the unvaccinated cult of Trump.

Trump pushed the development of the mRNA vaccines. Go, get the Trump vaccine, cult of Trump haters,

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