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— The Soviet Onion™ (they/them) (@ASovietOnion) November 23, 2021
We’re living in such a bizarre time. Vaccines are fucking amazing. They do things like KEEP YOU FROM DYING. I’ve gotten 3 rounds of Pfizer now and got my flu shot back in September. Here’s the thing, viruses don’t care about your politics. Get your damn shots so you don’t get sick, and more importantly, you don’t spread your germs to others. Also, my 5G reception now is amazing.
Uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine has, unfortunately, become partisan like so much else in our society. Almost every Democratic adult (90% to 95%) has gotten a shot, while a little less than two-thirds of Republican adults have.
That partisanship appears to have transferred to at least one other important vaccination. An examination of flu shot data suggests that which party people belong to is highly correlated with whether they have or will get a flu shot this season — something that was not predictive of flu shot uptake the last few years.
Take a look at two recent polls that have asked about whether or not people have gotten the flu shot: Axios/Ipsos and Kaiser Family Foundation. By assessing two polls instead of one, we know what we’re seeing is a real phenomenon and not statistical noise.
According to the Ipsos data, 68% of Democrats said they have gotten a flu shot or are very likely to get one. Just 44% of Republicans said the same. This 24-point gap is very similar to the 30-point gap for Covid-19 vaccines.
I’ve been spending a little less time on the internet lately. Because, whenever I do pop on, the right wing hate machine is just saying the dumbest fucking things with minimal repercussions. Like, saying something that is demonstrably wrong, and completely idiotic. Like this for example:
MATT WALSH (HOST): Yeah, we know that Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people. Guess what? Shooting people is not against the law. There’s no law anywhere that says ‘don’t shoot people.’ Killing people, also, isn’t against the law. It depends on the reason and the motivation and the circumstance. Self-defense is legal everywhere. So the presumption — if there’s a presumption of innocence — then the presumption has to be that it was self-defense. It’s up to the prosecutor to prove otherwise. And they didn’t.
Yeah, I think you’re gonna need more than threats Dems. Bannon has been threatened how many times now? And he’s still walking around bloviating freely.
The Democrats are just so bad at this.
The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is threatening to seek a contempt referral against former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows if he does not appear for a deposition on Friday morning.
Committee chair Representative Bennie Thompson issued the warning in a publicly released letter to Meadows’ attorney, George Terwilliger, accusing Meadows of resisting the panel’s demands for documents and testimony and rejecting any grounds for non-compliance.