More Republicans than Democrats appear to be “vaccine hesitant” — that is, reluctant for one reason or another — to take the COVID-19 vaccine. They’ve gotten the treatment you might expect in some quarters of the press. “Right-wing anti-vaccine hysteria is increasing. We’ll all pay the price,” read one headline in The Washington Post. In The New York Times, there was, “Far-Right Extremists Move From ‘Stop the Steal’ to Stop the Vaccine.” You get the idea.

But it’s not hard to imagine a different picture. If President Donald Trump had won reelection, the vaccine skepticism might have leaned more to the other side. We can’t say that for sure, of course, but we do know that during the 2020 campaign, top Democratic leaders, like presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, laid the groundwork for vaccine skepticism.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner. Contact him at byork@washingtonexaminer.com.

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Bulldog

Just like democrats wanted a parade and said they would refuse the vaccine until the democrats stole the election

PJBM626

We know from past example dems are liars

Father of Six

And the vaccinated democrats still wear their mask like good little boys and girls.

natives5

And the vaccine was the pride of trump and the Republican Party until they lost. Byron, all you could come up with today is an opinion about what if’s. Real productive.

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