While the Biden administration brags that there have been more vaccines administered under his watch they like to glaze over the fact that more people have been infected and died from Covid-19 this year than since the start of the horrific pandemic. To compound the politicizing of this virus, the media loves to mock the sick and dying.
LA Times writer, Michael Hiltzik, says that it’s necessary, writing:
“It may be not a little ghoulish to celebrate or exult in the deaths of vaccine opponents. And it may be proper to express sympathy and solicitude to those they leave behind.
But mockery is not necessarily the wrong reaction to those who publicly mocked anti-COVID measures and encouraged others to follow suit, before they perished of the disease the dangers of which they belittled.
Nor is it wrong to deny them our sympathy and solicitude, or to make sure it’s known when their deaths are marked that they had stood fast against measures that might have protected themselves and others from the fate they succumbed to.”
Hiltzik argued that it’s the only way to ensure the “teachable moments are heard”.
What this does not consider is the viable treatment options available but being denied to patients. Florida’s own Surgeon General blasted the Biden administration for denying the sunshine state potentially life-saving therapies and declaring the move politically motivated.
“We are very concerned with the Biden administration and the HHS’ recent abrupt, sudden announcement that they are going to dramatically cut the number of monoclonal antibodies that are going to be sent to the state of Florida,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said sharing in the SG’s concerns.