McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' as cases spike - ABC News

  

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By:   LISA MASCARO AP (ABC News)

McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' as cases spike - ABC News
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is imploring unvaccinated Americans to take the COVID-19 shot

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is imploring unvaccinated Americans to take the COVID-19 shot

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent July 20, 2021, 10:16 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

McConnell urged Americans to ignore the "demonstrably bad advice" coming from pundits and others against the vaccines. As cases skyrocket, he noted that nearly all the new virus hospitalizations in the U.S. are among people who have not been vaccinated.

"If there is anybody out there willing to listen: Get vaccinated," McConnell, R-Ky., said at his weekly press conference at the Capitol.

"These shots need to get in everybody's arms as rapidly as possible or we're going to be back in a situation in the fall that we don't yearn for — that we went through last year," he said. "This is not complicated."

McConnell has been one of the most outspoken members of his party in urging vaccinations to stop the virus spread, speaking often in his home state of Kentucky of the need for people to get the shot.

Without criticizing prominent Republicans who refuse the vaccine or mock the severity of the virus, including members of Congress, he has expressed dismay at those who choose to go unvaccinated.

As a survivor of childhood polio, McConnell often draws on his own experience of having endured that disease and he has spoken publicly of the relief that eventually came with the development of vaccines.

On Tuesday he said "it never occurred to me" that after the COVID-19 vaccines that were quickly developed for use in the U.S., "we'd have difficulty getting Americans to get the shot."

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Tacos!
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1  seeder  Tacos!    2 weeks ago
On Tuesday he said "it never occurred to me" that after the COVID-19 vaccines that were quickly developed for use in the U.S., "we'd have difficulty getting Americans to get the shot."

It never occurred to me, either. It’s hard to overstate my disappointment in the 35% or so of Americans who have taken a simple fucking thing and made it hard. We should have had this virus licked by the 4th of July.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1  Gordy327  replied to  Tacos! @1    2 weeks ago

Now we have variants and spikes on covid cases. We're never going to get rid of covid, thanks to anti-vaccers and the like.

 
 
 
Hallux
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2  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Oh crap, now that McConnell has jumped into Hannity's boat, 2022 electioneering has officially started ... as has my cynicism. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
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2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Hallux @2    2 weeks ago

I was shocked to see Seam Hannity on the air still

I thought Fox was just Tucker Carlson all evening

Better yet, Hannity was imploring his people to get vaccinated asap.

Maybe there is life after Trump after all.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

He’s still a knucklehead.  That’s about the only time you’ll hear me agree with Donald Trump.

 
 
 
JBB
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4  JBB    2 weeks ago

It is news whenever anyone in the gop is not insane!

 
 
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