• Democrats Bad Mouth Vaccines, Keep Schools Closed … Endangering Americans 

    Surge Summary: Leading Democrats are opposing the soon hope of a COVID-19 vaccine and resisting the reopening of America’s schools. They’re plainly choosing political advantage against the health of “We the People” – especially the elderly and minorities – and education of the nation’s young people.

    by Gary Bauer

    Speaking on Fox & Friends this morning, President Trump ripped left-wing politicians for undermining confidence in upcoming COVID-19 vaccines, saying they “should be ashamed of themselves.”

    During a Monday interview with “Good Morning America,” Cuomo said that the American public should be “skeptical” of the vaccine, adding, “You’re going to need someone other than this FDA and this CDC saying it’s safe.”

    Cuomo then insisted that New York experts would review any vaccine before he would approve it for New York residents.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom is doing the same thing.

    As we have reported, these vaccines are just over the horizon.  They will not be available before the election, so this has nothing to do with Donald Trump scoring political points.

    But by continually talking down any potential vaccine, all Cuomo, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing at this point is risking lives.  Their hatred of Donald Trump has morphed them into anti-vaxxers, which is ironic since the left usually berates and smears those who decide not to get vaccines because of religious or other objections.

    Let’s be clear about this:  The two groups most at risk are the elderly and minorities.  That’s who Democrats are putting in jeopardy by constantly undermining confidence in our incredible pharmaceutical industry.

    Don’t forget that many progressive politicians (herehere and here) suggested that they would only support reopening the economy once we have an effective vaccine.  Now they are acting like they don’t want one.

    President Trump also warned in this morning’s interview that the election between him and Joe Biden was a choice between the “American Dream and a socialist hellhole.”  More and more people, like rapper 50 Cent, seem to be grasping that distinction and are supporting the president’s reelection.

    Open The Schools

    Another way the left is refusing to follow the science is by refusing to allow schools to open.  There are 56 million children who normally attend school, but fewer than half of our schools opened with in-person instruction this fall.

    Teachers unions say they can’t take the risk of children dying from the virus.  But the risk is slight.  According to the Wall Street Journal, children represent just 7% of the nation’s COVID cases.

    Just under 416,000 children have gotten the virus and only 61 have died from it.  That’s a death rate of 0.0146%.  Meanwhile, three times as many children (188) died during the last flu season.

    Once again, President Trump was right when he urged schools to open.  But left-wing politicians and unions stood in the schoolhouse door.

    They denied our children the education our tax dollars are paying for, even as Washington provided billions of additional dollars to schools in the stimulus packages.  And unopened schools have made it very difficult for many parents to go back to work.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

    Image: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/; Adapted from: Jernej Furman; https://www.flickr.com/photos/91261194@N06/49787804261

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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