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:
Stop the war on last year’s healthcare heroes. I’m not surprised it’s happening though, as all of this is about politics, and you kick those you no longer need to the curb when they aren’t politically important anymore. Not like spreading bullshit is new for JB and his admin. In fact, just the other day, a Chicago area reporter (Amy Jacobson) questioned JB on Covid risks of children. Watch:
Wow! Right? Well, Amy is 100% right, as per the up to date CDC data (from beginning until 8/26 nationwide):
Truth is, just like Gabby Giffords said the other day in regards to gun control, stats/facts don’t matter as long as the agenda advances.