Alabama Governor Blames Unvaccinated People As Reason For COVID-19 Cases Uptick

Alabama Republican Governor Kay Ivey said that it is now time to start blaming those who refuse to be vaccinated for the uptick in the COVID-19 cases in the state. “It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down,” she said.


Ivey said that citizens in Alabama should understand that vaccines are the greatest weapon for a person to have to fight COVID-19. According to the governor, authorities are seeing an unwanted trend in the cases because of those refusing to get jabbed.

To support her remarks blaming the unvaccinated people for climbing coronavirus infections, she cited data that shows that nearly all the new hospitalizations and deaths are people who have not received any shot yet.


She also said that the people in Alabama should have “common sense.”

The governor’s comments came after reports emerged that only about a third of the eligible people in Alabama have been vaccinated, making it one of the lowest rates in the whole of the United States.

It is believed that many people, not only in Alabama, choose not to get vaccinated because of the misinformation circulating on social media and conservative media news outlets.

The wrong information pertains to the doubts as to the effectiveness and the need for the vaccines. This is despite the much data and research backing that vaccines would help decrease the number of COVID-19 cases in the world.

Another reason why people are refusing to get a vaccine is because of the political party they support. Many Republicans said that they do not want to get vaccinated. Despite the numbers, many Republican politicians are showing support for the vaccine.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis showed data that the majority of the COVID-19 patients were unvaccinated.

In the United States, only 56.2 percent of people have received a least one vaccine done. More than 600,000 have died in the country, making it the worst-hit in the COVID-19 pandemic.