There is one thing that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is very disappointed about.
People in her state who haven’t got the COVID vaccine.
In fact, she’s not just unhappy with them.
She blames them for causing people to die from COVID.
How come it’s now time to blame those people when it wasn’t last week?
Something strange is going on here.
It’s almost like the leaders of red states are now pushing the COVID vaccine more than they have before.
Even Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida claimed the COVID “vaccines are saving lives”.
That doesn’t imply much in itself, but it’s worth noting how Republican governors have started talking more about this.
But going back to Ivey…
She made a few more sinister comments.
When asked about mask mandates, Ivey said, “Let’s be crystal clear about this issue. The new cases of Covid are because of unvaccinated folks. Almost 100% of the new hospitalizations are with unvaccinated folks. And the deaths are certainly occurring with the unvaccinated folks. These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain. We got to get folks to take the shot.National File
She’s saying we have to make people take the COVID vaccine.
And that those who don’t are self-harming.
Sounds like some government interference could be coming down the line soon.
A personal choice may soon become a mandate.
Then what will happen to people who refuse?
Fines, getting sacked, being jailed…
Sounds radical, but who knows at this point.
When asked how to increase Alabama’s vaccination rate, Ivey said, “I don’t know, you tell me. Folks are supposed to have common sense. But it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.”
She added, “I’ve done all I know how to do. I can encourage you to do something, but I can’t make you take care of yourself.”National File
For now, it’s just a shift in the tone.
Ivey isn’t announcing any punitive measures here.
But it seems undeniable that that’s the direction things are headed in, even in deeply red states like Alabama.
We need to wait and see what the plan is with these COVID vaccines.
You can see Ivey’s full interview below.