There are approx. 330 million people in the United States.
Approx. 48 million (14.5%) of these people are under the age of 12.
282 million people over the age of 12 in the U.S. are eligible for vaccination.

224 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination.

That leaves 58 million (28%) people over the age of 12 not yet receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Of these, how many have not found easy access to receive a vaccine? How many have valid (??) reasons for not getting a vaccine? How many are turned away from the vaccine because of misinformation and scare tactics?

Why do Gov. Lee, Sen. Blackburn, Sen. Hagerty, and many of the U.S. Representatives from Tennessee, as well as many of the members of the Tennessee legislature not strongly support and encourage a healthy state and nation by supporting mask and vaccine mandates? Oh, wait. We should have known (some of us did). Have they supported Medicaid expansion?

Sen. Blackburn introduced "a bill that would exempt any employee classified as an essential worker during the pandemic from federal mandates."
Rep. Burchett introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives.

This is just an example of what these elected representatives are doing to not prevent the spread of COVID-19, to not stop the dying from COVID-19, to not stop the overabundance of COVID-19 cases. I mean really, essential workers are the ones that need the most protection.

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American Medical Association,

American Medical Association
, "Why court must preserve OSHA’s vaccine mandate."

"The AMA has urged the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to preserve the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccination-and-testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more employees."

"“COVID-19 poses a grave danger to public health” and halting enforcement of the federal rule requiring workforce vaccination and testing would “severely and irreparably harm the public interest,” states an amicus brief filed by the AMA (PDF) in the case, BST Holdings v. OSHA."

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