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IL governor blames unvaccinated healthcare workers for COVID problems

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

This is a new low for these politicians. Yesterday’s “healthcare heroes” are now, according to the Illinois Governor, “healthcare enemies“. From CBS 2 Chicago:

Governor JB Pritzker on Thursday announced a new statewide indoor mask mandate, and ordered all Illinois education workers, college students, and healthcare workers to get vaccinated.
“The COVID-19 vaccine has been available to the public for many months, and in that time we’ve watched many of our most vulnerable individuals do what they can to protect themselves and get vaccinated. But unvaccinated workers in the healthcare system and at nursing homes have driven the majority of the breakthrough hospitalizations that we’ve seen in Illinois, infecting the elderly and immunocompromised residents who are the first to be hurt when their community isn’t safe,” Pritzker said. “Let me say that even more simply: if you’re unvaccinated, you’re getting the people in your care sick.”

Yep. For some reason, it doesn’t matter if you’re sick or not, not getting the vaccine makes YOU the problem regardless. Further, look at the state’s ICU beds. COVID isn’t what’s causing the issues. Most recent data from IDPH: