Tuesday, July 27, 2021

WI COVID vaccination data suggest more lockdowns & orders are coming

When it comes to COVID, Wisconsin can't have it both ways.

It can't complain about and resist COVID-prevention emergency orders, lockdowns and masking requirements on the one hand while the more easily transmitted Delta virus variant is pushing COVID caseload numbers higher... yet barely half Wisconsin's population eligible to receive the vaccine has gotten it, and vaccination trends have fallen, too. 

And the more granular vaccination data focused on age and race are really depressing.

Did we go through more than a year of suffering and losses across the board only to welcome in another wave of the disease and all its dislocations through a combination of ideologically-fueled ignorance.

Or selfishness and sheer indifference

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., downplayed the need for the Covid-19 vaccine for all adults during an interview Friday with a conservative radio host, facing immediate criticism for suggesting people don't need to be inoculated.

"Because it's not a fully approved vaccine, I think we probably should have limited the distribution to it to the really vulnerable," he told host Vicki McKenna. "What is the point? If the science tells us the vaccines are 95 percent effective. So, if you have a vaccine, quite honestly, what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?"


'"So, if you have a vaccine, quite honestly, what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?"


Anonymous said...

I care because three of my grandchildren are not old enough for the vaccine.

James Rowen said...

Our situation here, also.

Anonymous said...

I care because I want to be able to visit with nieces and nephews in their 30's who are unvaccinated at present. Although I am vaccinated, there is still a chance that I could contract COVID from them (even a "mild" case can have lasting long term effects). AND/OR if I do pick up the virus out in the world and am asymptomatic could still be carrying and expelling enough "viral load" to infect and kill them.

For months, rumors have been circulating about the COVID-19 vaccines causing such issues. Those rumors are simply untrue. There is no evidence that the vaccines can cause infertility among men or women.

But the disease certainly can. This isn't rocket science, folks.