McConnell And Hannity Urge Americans To Get Vaccinated

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) implores Americans to get vaccinated

So, basically, Hell just froze over I guess.

Both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Fox News talking head Sean Hannity have begun to strenuously urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

McConnell speaking to reporters today:

“Ninety-seven percent of hospitalizations for COVID are unvaccinated people. It never occurred to me, after three highly effective vaccines were developed in under a year, that we’d have difficulty getting Americans to take the shots. But that’s obviously where we are.

“These shots need to get in everybody’s arm 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,” continued McConnell. “I don’t know how I could be any more clear than I have been. I’ve been saying the same thing about vaccinations all along the way.

“It is not at all unclear that the way to avoid getting back in the hospital is to get vaccinated,” he added. “I want to encourage everybody to do that and to ignore all of these other voices that are giving demonstrably bad advice.”

Hannity on his show last night: “Please take Covid seriously. I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more death. Research like crazy. Talk to your doctor… I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination.”

Most folks are saying yesterday’s stock market drop, based in great part in coronavirus concerns, fueled McConnell and Hannity’s pleas. Both are wealthy men, and both lost money in the market yesterday.