Politics Chris Christie: Unvaccinated people don't want to be 'indoctrinated' by government
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) advised officials working to convince unvaccinated Americans to receive a coronavirus inoculation to focus on explaining the facts about vaccines rather than mandates.
"The vaccines do work," ChristieSunday on ABC's "This Week." "Every focus group I've been in, Republicans who are not vaccinated, you have to walk them through the logic of this."
Christie added that unvaccinated or vaccine-hesitant Americans "don't want to be indoctrinated."
Over Half of Unvaccinated Americans Say They're Not Concerned About Delta Variant: Poll
Among those who are unvaccinated, 53 percent said they wouldn't receive the COVID jab over concerns that the shot could cause side effects.According to a new CBS/YouGov poll released Sunday, just 48 percent of unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated Americans said they "are personally concerned" about the Delta variant. By contrast, 72 percent of those who are fully vaccinated said they are worried about the fast-moving coronavirus strain.
"They're willing to be vaccinated," he added.
The former governor of New Jersey said leaders in the U.S. have "fallen down" in their messaging campaign on vaccinations.
"They're just saying, 'Get vaccinated,' " he said.
The Republican said he recently spent time with a conservative friend who he said told him that he doesn't "want the government telling me what I have to do."
"These folks do not respond to be ordered to do those things. It's a sort of libertarian response to this," Christie said. "I walked him through the facts of this and he said, 'Okay I'm going to go get vaccinated.' That's what we need to do."
With the highly contagious delta variant now spreading through the United States and daily coronavirus cases across the country rising, public health officials say a lack of vaccinations among hesitant or unwilling Americans is driving the surge.
The Threat of an Unvaccinated South
COVID-19 patients are once again filling up hospitals in the Deep South as leaders struggle to get constituents immunized.Four months later, however, only a third of Arkansans are fully vaccinated. The hospitals in Little Rock, which Scott often calls the state’s health-care mecca, are near capacity, with a new surge under way. And city and state leaders are struggling to get residents who are hesitant, apathetic, or antagonistic toward vaccination to get the shot. “We’ve been on the ground like it’s a campaign trying to get it done,” Scott told me. “But we spend a lot of time dispelling mistruths, misinformation, and conspiracy theories.
Recent pollingnearly 30 percent of Republicans say they won't get vaccinated, sparking several prominent conservative politicians and media figures to publicly announce they have received a shot and urging others to do so.
The White House is facing new pressure to mandate people who work in public schools or universities to get a vaccine as students prepare to return in the fall.
Christie contracted coronavirus and waslate last year and he was wrong for not wearing a mask in public before being vaccinated.
Former Sacramento Kings’ analyst Doug Christie has joined the team as an assistant coach .
There have been quite a few people to move from broadcasting jobs to roles with teams over the years, and the latest is Doug Christie. Christie (who played in the NBA from 1993-2007) joined the Kings’ NBC Sports California TV broadcast in April 2018 after long-time color commentator Jerry Reynolds exited a regular role after Read more The post Former Sacramento Kings’ analyst Doug Christie has joined the team as an assistant coach appeared first on Awful Announcing.