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Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the United States Senate, joined the chorus of those in Washington calling on Americans to get vaccinated. McConnell shared a tweet on Tuesday that said:

“Get vaccinated! These shots need to get into arms as rapidly as possible, or else we’re gonna be back in a situation this fall like what we went through last year.”

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McConnell said 97 percent of hospitalizations for COVID are patients who were unvaccinated.

“It never occurred to me after three highly effective vaccines were developed in under a year, that we’d have difficulty getting Americans to take the shot,” he said. “But that’s obviously where we are. I want to underscore in the strongest possible manner I can, and I say this with some authority, as you all know as a result of being a Polio victim myself, and being very aware that it took seven decades to come up with two effective Polio vaccines — this was done in under one year. These shots need to get in everybody’s arm as rapidly as possible or we’re gonna be back in a situation in the fall that we don’t yearn for that we went through last year.”

Author: Jacob Hall

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