100 percent for Biden’s mandate and should have been sooner to stop the killing

I am not any longer mincing words to keep from offending right-wing snowflakes that might bunder onto this page. Republican governors are not advocating for their voter’s “rights” to run around carelessly, very often refusing to wear a mask and infect entire swaths of the American public. So, they think their right to live in careless abandon means that the rest of us have to also. Well, there is an old saying, “your rights remain until they smack me in the nose”. There is nothing that sums up the careless anti-vaxxer, and anti-maskers ever more than that…quite literally.

Covid is a deadly pandemic that has killed, conservatively, 650,000 Americans. It is an air-borne disease which makes the nose comment above literally true. So, Republican governors along with the idiot that was in the White House from 2016–2020 hated the idea of wearing masks or getting 2 little shots so they refused, or their followers did, at any rate, to do either one. The result is that now the virus has mutated and is more easily spread than ever. The hope is that Delta is still stoppable by the vaccine we were first given, although we are looking at a booster after the first eight months to make sure. A booster I intend to get whenever it becomes available to me.

Meanwhile, the no-care people on the extreme right, given cover by the evils of right-wing politicians including especially Abbott in Texas, DeSantis in Florida, and Lee in Tennessee are STILL refusing to mandate any kind of safety measures at all, including protecting our young in school. In fact, they are resisting efforts on the part of others to help protect from the spread. There is a byword of the American public and has been for a huge number of years, that schools kids get everything going. They are insisting that Covid be among those things that the Kids inevitably end up with by not mandating or even allowing the school system to mandate either vaccines or masks for the kids’ protection.

The Republican governors are, in effect, condoning the death of more people, including children, by refusing to adhere to anything approaching a public health action. They are also trying to stand in the way of Biden doing what needs to be done on the federal level. As this virus continues to mutate, it will eventually get to the point where the vaccine that we have gotten will no longer be effective. That is what happens with almost every virus that comes down the pike UNLESS adequate vaccination is brought to bear. Now is not too soon and might be even too late to save us.

So what does Biden’s mandate do? Federal Employees and employees companies that contract with the federal government would have to be vaccinated. Also, any health care workers at places that receive funds from the Federal government would have to be vaccinated That will go a long way to ensuring the health of the workers that, in many cases, are on the front line of the fight against this pandemic.

In addition, he has petitioned the Department of Labor to come up with a procedure required that any company with over 100 employees has to either make sure those employees are vaccinated or get weekly Covid tests. I applaud this also.

In fact, I think it is time that Biden changed his mind and required vaccinations for those persons that he has control over as part of the Federal Government. The continuing death of between a thousand and fifteen hundred people each and every day, and the logjam in many hospitals required extreme measures in order to solve this continued problem. Remember, this logjam often prevents other illnesses, like heart attacks, from being taken care of leading to additional death. Continuing to allow people to run around, infecting others carelessly and needlessly is bad public health policy and has always been, and why we let the Republican do-nothing party continue to have that is beyond me.

It is time to act…past time really. And to all those out there screaming “my rights, my rights”, is you think I buy that your rights to run around carelessly if not with malice without proper prevention methods to prevent additional death, you are DEAD WRONG.


66 and retired, and living my dream free, knowing that only by working with a union am I fortunate enough to be able to be where I am.