Stark Proof that Vaccines are Winning Against Omicron
The next time your unvaccinated coworker starts telling you that the shots make no difference because even vaccinated people are getting omicron, whip out these charts. They were published in the excellent and free New York Times daily email, The Morning.
First, look at how being vaccinated affects whether you will get omicron:
OK, so some people who are vaccinated are still getting covid during the omicron surge. But who’s staying home and isolating and whose cases are so severe that they have to go into the hospital to recover? […]
GOP Is Paying Their Followers to Get Sick and Die
Axios: “Republican officials around the country are testing a creative mechanism to build loyalty with unvaccinated Americans while undermining Biden administration mandates: unemployment benefits.
“Driving the news: Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Tennessee have changed their unemployment insurance rules to allow workers who are fired or quit over vaccine mandates to receive benefits.
“The big picture: Extending unemployment benefits to the unvaccinated is just the latest in a series of proposals aligning the GOP with people who won’t get a COVID shot.”