When the vaccines created to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were introduced last fall, there were many concerns expressed as to blocs of people who would be resistant to receiving it. But one group has proven to be especially problematic, especially given the political demographics of Texas.

Three in five white Republicans in a recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll said they would be hesitant or outright refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Given the voting preferences over the past several statewide elections, that leaves a significant obstacle to herd immunity through vaccination.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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Bulldog

This Chinese virus has been so politicized it's no wonder people are hesitant to take it. You people like to keep saying science, but you really mean only the science YOU agree with.

natives5

The white Republican (former one term twice impeached guy) who politicized the virus and told us it was a hoax then said it would be gone in a few weeks, and who actually had Covid, got his vaccination in private. Why do you think that was?

Bulldog

Wow that was racist.

natives5

Yet calling the virus Chinese flu isn’t.

Bulldog

Nope. The virus originated from a Chinese germ warfare lab. It came from China

natives5

You just keep making yourself look bad, Bullpup. Have a good night!

Bulldog

The truth never looks bad except to willfully ignorant people

Father of Six

White Texans are skeptical because they are told to still wear a mask after being fully vaccinated. We are also skeptical of a government that treats us differently than people of color. Like people of color were skeptical of vaccinations in 50's and 60's. Funny thing is you treat people like they are stupid and have no common sense and they stop listening to you. I'm a vaccinated, but have no problem those who choose not to be.

natives5

People of color have been treated differently since this country was founded and you complain about a mask mandate in effect for a little over a year from a President who has been in office for under 4 months. The plight of the white Republican refusing to get the vaccine is far from and not comparable to the vile and inhumane treatment of people of color.

Father of Six

I gave an answer that triggered you as usual. Go see your therapist.

natives5

As usual no substance just childish attempts at putting me down.

Father of Six

So it's our turn to be mistreated? Makes a lot of sense.

natives5

Exactly how are white people being mistreated?!?

Father of Six

Can you give me an example of me treating people of color inhumane? You, however are part of the party that gave us the KKK, segregation and abortion at will. Have you explained that to your boys?

natives5

Speaking of triggered. Show me where I said you personally have treated people of color inhumanely. That was a weird turn you took...smh. Yet you attack me constantly as unAmerican, not a Christian, Covid supporter, and now as a perpetrator of the KKK and segregation. I will pray for you, brother. And please don’t bring my boys into your ignorant rants.

PJBM626

I’m a white male and don’t trust dem propaganda media or government

The dem propaganda media should be held accountable for their denial of science and facts with Hydroxychloroquine to help with COVID. The dem media and low IQ dems attacked this because Trump mentioned this as a helpful drug for COVID

Many lives could have been saved but “ hate first politics “ was more important

I had a vaccine in the Army as young man and got extremely sick. So I avoid vaccines

Thank Trump for “ warp speed plan” to get vaccines to be manufactured in recorded time. Dems and dem propaganda media said Trump was lying about his timeline to have this done. He did and AGAIN dem media and dems lied

PJBM626

Well for one Native , racial indoctrination, stereotyping of all whites have privilege, racial verbal attacks almost daily. My experience of privilege was going into the Army as a young man out of high school into combat units during Vietnam Era war. They drafted my town as lower, middle class whites on the Houston Ship Channel. If that’s White privilege please enlighten me

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