A fake tweet from the official Republican account of the House Judiciary Committee released on Thursday afternoon read: “If the boosters work, why don’t they work?” The tweet met a wave of backlash before it was taken down. And as Covid cases surged across the United States after the Omicron variant appeared, public health experts are encouraging people to strengthen self-protection to protect themselves and others.
Although most Republicans say they support the Covid-19 vaccine but oppose enforcement, many members of the Republican Party—especially members of the far right—continue to spread false information, conspiracy theories, and anti-vaccine sentiment. The elected Republicans opposed the authorization as part of their efforts to boycott the Biden administration’s response to the pandemic.
According to the latest CNN poll, 65% of Republicans and independents who tend to be Republican reported that they had at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. (In contrast, only about a quarter of people believe that vaccination requirements are an acceptable way to increase vaccination rates.)
As for boosters, they really work. Multiple studies from multiple countries have shown that people who receive booster injections are much less likely to be infected with Covid-19, and if they are indeed infected, their condition is mild in most cases.
Most of the people crowded with hospital beds have not been vaccinated or have been vaccinated a few months ago, and their immunity has weakened. Vaccines cannot completely prevent infection, but they provide good protection against infections and serious diseases, and provide extremely high protection against death.
The Republican House Judiciary Committee is led by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan (Jim Jordan), who has been strongly opposed to the vaccination regulations and declined to say whether he has been vaccinated with Covid-19.Jordan also revealed In an interview with local news media
He contracted the new coronavirus in the summer. A spokesperson representing his office and committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.