(Headline USA) Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year’s rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably bad advice” coming from pundits and others against the vaccines.
He noted that nearly all the new virus hospitalizations in the U.S. are among people who have not been vaccinated.
There have been no reports of hospitals nor medical practitioners becoming overwhelmed by virus sufferers that justify another COVID lockdown.
“If there is anybody out there willing to listen: Get vaccinated,” McConnell, R-Ky., said at his weekly press conference at the Capitol.
“These shots need to get in everybody’s arms 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,” he said. “This is not complicated.”
McConnell ignored the mounting evidence of at least tens of thousands of adverse reactions to the vaccines, which DC politicians and the corporate media have downplayed or ignored.
Earlier this week America’s Frontline Doctors sought an immediate injunction against the emergency use authorization of the COVID vaccines for three groups of Americans.
Without criticizing prominent Republicans who refuse the vaccine or mock the severity of the virus, including members of Congress, he has expressed dismay at those who choose to go unvaccinated.
On Tuesday he said “it never occurred to me” that after the COVID-19 vaccines that were quickly developed for use in the U.S., “we’d have difficulty getting Americans to get the shot.”
Associated Press contributed to this report.