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LINK GOP Governor Says It's Time To 'Blame The Unvaccinated' For Pandemic Surge | HuffPost

A Republican governor in one of the states hit hardest by the delta variant of the coronavirus called out those who’ve refused the vaccine on Thursday.

“It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks,” said Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, per CBS 42 in Birmingham. “It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.”

Ivey, who was vaccinated in December, also seemed to throw some shade at Fox News and other right-wing media outlets.

“Media, I want you to start reporting the facts,” she said. “The new cases of COVID are because of unvaccinated folks. Almost 0 percent of the new hospitalizations are with unvaccinated folks. And the deaths are certainly occurring with the unvaccinated folks.”

Although she didn’t name names, Fox News hosts, such as Tucker Carlson, have attempted to cast doubt on the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines. Carlson said the notion that the U.S. was now in a pandemic of the unvaccinated was “simply untrue” and “a lie.”

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey 🌈, who was vaccinated in December, threw some shade at Fox News and other right-wing media outlets for providing misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines.
One Alabama ER doc recently shared the haunting tales of dying coronavirus patients who begged for the vaccine that they had previously refused.

“I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late,” Dr. Brytney Cobia wrote on Facebook.

Alabama has seen a 3% jump in cases over the past two weeks, according to The New York Times, and a 92% increase in hospitalizations. The state’s rate of 23 new cases per 0,000 people was tied for the ninth highest in the nation. Alabama is also tied for the lowest vaccination rate in the U.S.

Ivey has not exactly helped her case. Last week, she rejected a plan by President Joe Biden in which community-based volunteers would go door to door to encourage COVID-19 vaccination and offer help to those who need it.

She also signed a bill banning “vaccine passports” in her state. That same law also banned businesses from requiring vaccination or even asking about vaccination status and banned schools, including colleges, from requiring the vaccine despite the fact that Alabama schools currently require multiple shots, with certain exemptions allowed.

Earlier this week, Ivey rejected a call for wearing masks in schools that was made by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

HippieChick58 9 July 23

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I am afraid it might be:


Talk about mixed messaging!
I suppose she cannot do a complete "U" turn in one go.
She'll probably spend the next couple of months gradually revolving.

Petter Level 9 July 24, 2021

I am afraid it might be:


The Florida Dictator also finally admitted it.


What took her so long to finally face these facts?



She's obviously trying to have it both ways. Despite that I hope people listen to her and get vaccinated.

I am afraid it might be:


It's time to start blaming the real culprits: public figures who told people NOT to get vaccinated.


It sounds like she found yet another side of her mouth to talk from.


Finally catching on

bobwjr Level 10 July 23, 2021

I am afraid it might be:

@HippieChick58 Love this song!

@Unity The lyrics just popped into my head today when I was reading the responses. It is probably not enough, but definitely too little and tooooooo late. My mind moves in weird ways sometimes.

@HippieChick58 I seem to connect song lyrics to almost everything. Lol


Hopefully her words will resonate with her base who has followed what she's said all along. Regardless of whether it conflicts what she has said or did in the past, this comment might do some good.


They screamed hoax for 15 months, now that it's Their base that's Dying from's their believers that's Maaaagic!!!

That it took them so long to finally accept the facts shows that they are v-e-r-y _ s-l-o-w thinkers.

@anglophone no they've jump to panic mode, because they now realize they're killing off Their base.


So she blames the unvaccinated while telling the not-yet-ill people to Not take precautions against head hurts now........


All of this ignorance can be traced to our former Commander and Chief for downplaying the facts and putting his personal agenda ahead of the needs of the people.

Unity Level 7 July 23, 2021
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