The House of Representatives still hasn’t gotten back to “business as usual,” despite the fact that they’ve had a coronavirus vaccine available exclusively to them for months. Everyone in the House is still wearing masks. Full committee hearings are still forbidden due to social distancing rules. We now know that 75% of the Representatives in the House and many of their staffers have received the vaccine, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hasn’t changed the rules back. Why not? Don’t Democrats believe that the vaccine works? It sends a pretty strong message to the American people if Congress doesn’t get back to work after receiving the vaccine.
The 25% of unvaccinated Representatives are almost all Republicans. Naturally, they’re the ones being blamed for Congress not suspending its dumb COVID rules. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has stated that he’s not going to get the vaccine. And why should he? He’s 25 years old. Even if he caught it, his age group is in the 99.96% survival range.
Democrats have painted themselves into a corner with this one. If they admit that COVID measures like lockdowns, masks and social distancing were pointless all along, people will be infuriated with them. So, they have to keep the coronavirus theater in play in the House. Hence, the masks and social distancing even after they’ve been vaccinated. Meanwhile, this causes things to slow to a crawl in the House, where they have ants-in-the-pants to usher in a thousand years of socialist darkness on planet earth. What’s a tyrant to do?!
Have you seen a House vote recently? It’s pretty hilarious. They now vote in shifts, in order to enforce Pelosi’s social distancing guidelines. A process that took a long time even when all 435 Members were on the House floor now takes about three times as long. Don’t want to have a super-spreader event! Even though… 75% of them have been vaccinated. Science!
The House’s Office Attending Physician (OAP) is in on the shenanigans as well. The OAP sent a memo recommending that even though Congress basically has “herd immunity” to COVID now, the masks have to stay on, and social distancing rules have to remain in effect.
And here’s a weird one: The OAP says that even Members of Congress who have already had COVID should get the vaccine as quickly as possible. Why? There’s no scientific reason for this. If you’ve had it, you have antibodies and can’t catch it again, right? Why are they so desperate to get everyone in Congress to take the vaccine?
Meanwhile, the rest of the world doesn’t seem to be quite as hot-to-trot over the vaccines as Joe Biden is. A 60-year-old Danish woman got the AstraZeneca vaccine the other day. She immediately formed blood clots throughout her body, in both large and small blood vessels, and started bleeding from her eyes before she eventually died.
That’s… that’s a perfectly normal side effect of a vaccine, right? Anyone?
The problem is that she’s not the first person to have serious clotting issues after getting the vaccine. It happened to three people – all under the age of 50 – this past weekend. Multiple other countries are reporting similar cases: A person gets the vaccine, then they have to be rushed to the emergency room with major blood clots throughout the body.
As a result, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Norway, Luxembourg, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Romania, Thailand, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine. That’s a whole lot of countries. Italy has opened a criminal probe into the vaccine and seized 400,000 doses from hospitals and clinics after a man received the shot and died within hours from it last week. It’s weird that we’re not seeing any of this on the news over here. (In fairness, the only vaccines authorized for use here in the US are from BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna; AstraZeneca is strictly a Europe/Asia/Africa thing.)
Anyway, anything that slows down the Democrats’ agenda in Congress and wastes time right now is good for America. Once a new administration makes it past that initial 100-day “honeymoon,” things grind to a halt and becomes very difficult to pass nation-destroying laws like the ones Joe Biden’s handlers are planning. It’s just odd that Pelosi hasn’t figured that out, and still refuses to lift the COVID rules. Shh! Don’t tell her!