Way down yonder in the Chattahoochee, it gets hotter than a hoochy coochy.
Yall country folks better be ready for your boosters.
Down in ‘Bama, you’ll folks best be thinkin’ bout how we gotta work to keep folks safe.
Yall wanna go to the Nascar or the honky tonk, you gotta use your app to show yall done got yall’s boosters.
That perty lady is just tryin’ to keep you’ll folks safe.
Get your shots, partner.
Vaccinating Americans with their first or second shots is more urgent than giving boosters, according to one infectious disease expert, given that unvaccinated individuals generally experience the worst outcomes when infected with COVID-19.
“What I’m seeing here on the ground level in Alabama and other areas with low vaccination is that a lot of the morbidity, a lot of the bad outcomes, are not in individuals who lack a booster,” Dr. Ellen Eaton, assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Infectious Diseases, said on Yahoo Finance Live (video above). “It’s individuals who have not rolled up their sleeve for their first or second vaccine, individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated.”
A recent CDC study found that between April and July 2021, unvaccinated Americans were nearly five times more likely to be infected with COVID-19, 10 times more likely to end up hospitalized for COVID-related complications, and 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than their fully vaccinated counterparts (Another CDC study found that between May 1 and July 25, 2021, unvaccinated residents of Los Angeles County were 29 times more likely to be hospitalized.)
If we ain’t done took that vaccine, then them terrorists already won.
The FDA recently approved for emergency use a third dose of the Pfizer (PFE)/BioNTech (BNTX) vaccine for individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine and are 65 and older or at high risk but stopped short of recommending boosters for the general population.
“I’m glad we’re having really robust, independent reviews by both the FDA’s advisory committee and the CDC to make sure that we have the data that we need to make these decisions,” Eaton said. “But from my standpoint, a lot of the outcomes that we’re seeing, the severe disease, is not because of a shortage of boosters. It’s really because we have low vaccine uptake in general.”
In Alabama, just 41.7% are fully vaccinated while 52.1% have received at least one dose. In comparison, the rate of those fully vaccinated in the U.S. is 55.1%. Many of the cases in Alabama are concentrated in rural areas, where hospital capacity is much lower than in other parts of the state.
“We know that only 41% of Alabamians are fully vaccinated,” Eaton said. “In our rural areas, it’s a much lower percentage. We know vaccination is very regional and we know this virus can cross county lines quite easily. So until our whole state is really vaccinated, I think that we’ll pause in terms of giving too optimistic of projections going forward.”
Eaton, like many other public health experts, is focused on overcoming vaccine hesitancy.
“We do still have hesitancy,” Eaton said. “I do still encourage all my colleagues and other providers and family members and loved ones to continue to talk about your vaccine experience, continue to share data and evidence. We need to flood the social media space with facts and truth.”
President Biden made similar remarks during a press conference on Friday.
“We still have over 70 million Americans who’ve failed to get a single shot,” he said. “To make matters worse, there are elected officials actively working to undermine, with false information, the fight against COVID-19.”
Yall folks know it ain’t just that commie Beijing Joe that wants you to take the vax.
Our boys Trump and Ted Cruz also been tellin’ ya that if you wanna see that Nascar race down at the honky tonk, yall gotta get them boosters.
Ain’t nothin’ faggy about it, folks.
Fact is, it’s them British faggots sayin’ that yall should be worried about this vax.
Real men is rollin’ up they sleeves and takin’ them shots, cuz that’s the kinda folks we got down here in ‘Bama.
(So the boosters are so unpopular that they’re backing off and now saying “just at least take the first two.” Of course, anyone who takes the first two is going to take the booster, because after the first two, their immune systems are completely destroyed, and their only hope is these boosters – which won’t work anyway, but which will seem reasonable to a person who has already surrendered his soul to some skank in a white coat.)