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Virginia’s Republican Governor, House Speaker Both Irresponsibly Spread Disinformation About COVID Vaccine

Unlike Gov. Youngkin, at least Speaker Gilbert is correct about the CDC guidance not being a "mandate."

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It’s a day ending in the letter “y,” which means that…yes, Virginia Republicans are  irresponsibly spreading completely false information about the COVID vaccine. See below for what I’m referring to: 1) Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) spread the “false claim that CDC would require covid vaccines for kids” (note that this false claim was spread by Fox “News,” including Tucker Carlson, and in fact, “the schedules are not a mandate,” simply a recommendation); 2) Speaker Todd Gilbert (R) falsely claimed that about the “experts” supposedly claimed the COVID vaccine would “halt transmission” (in fact, the scientific experts correctly asserted that if the more people who got vaccinated, the slower the transmission) and that “vaccinated people wouldn’t get COVID” (in fact, the scientific experts correctly asserted that getting vaccinated would *reduce* people’s chances of getting COVID, being hospitalized or dying from COVID). On the bright side, at least Gilbert got the part about the CDC recommendation not being a mandate correct. Maybe he could explain that to his fellow Republican Glenn Youngkin?

P.S. So…is the media going to cover this story of the governor of Virginia AND the Speaker of the VA House of Delegates both spreading COVID disinformation? Or is that not considered newsworthy by the media?

 

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