Over 15 Democrats have announced they have tested positive for Covid in the last month. But new polling from Axios-Ipsos shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans no longer think Covid is a “crisis” anymore.
“Less than one in 10 Americans now describe COVID-19 as a crisis — with about three in four calling it a manageable problem and one in six saying it’s no problem at all — according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index,” Axios reported on Tuesday.
Axios claimed that the findings “matter” because: “These sentiments — and the public’s growing desire to be done with mask mandates and other restrictions — raise significant challenges for public health officials in managing new surges, and could create real political headwinds ahead of the midterms.”
“Democrats were five times as likely as Republicans to say COVID-19 is a crisis (16% to 3%),” the story added. “Meanwhile, Republicans were 10 times as likely as Democrats to say COVID-19 is not a problem (31% to 3%).”
“Here’s another way to look at the overall numbers: About twice as large a share of Americans said COVID-19 is ‘not a problem at all’ (17%) than said it is ‘a serious crisis’ (9%),” the story notes.
Such polling should give Democrats and public health officials serious pause about how far they can push the transparently political claim that Covid is an “emergency.” Not even the “halo effect” that would socially pressure people to say Covid was a serious problem out of fear of appearing “uncaring” was enough to push the numbers above 1 in 10 Americans.
The Democrats’ push to make Covid a “thing” again has been accompanied by a bizarre litany of announcements that ‘Democrat X’ has Covid and they’re ‘thankful they have gotten vaxxed and boosted.’ These politicians include:
I've tested positive for COVID-19. After not feeling well over the weekend, I took an at home and PCR test. I am home quarantining and recovering.
Please stay safe, everyone.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 11, 2022
Double-vaxxed, boosted & force-masking the city's youngest children RT NYC Mayor Eric Adams tests positive for COVID-19https://t.co/jlroms0c5b
— The HighWire (@HighWireTalk) April 11, 2022
This evening, I unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19.
I'm feeling fine, and grateful to be vaccinated and boosted. In the coming days, I will quarantine and follow CDC guidelines.
And remember, please get vaccinated!
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 6, 2022
This morning, I tested positive for covid. I am mildly symptomatic and will be self-isolating. Fortunately, I’m vaxxed and boosted. This pandemic isn’t over yet so if you haven’t gotten your booster yet please do.
— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) March 11, 2022
Just tested positive for COVID
Thankfully contact tracing warned me that a contact was positive
Thankfully I have rapid home tests
Thankfully I had no wait for PCRtest at pharmacy
Thankfully I got vaccinated
Thankfully my sweet son slipped a get well card under door
— Andy Kim (@AndyKimNJ) March 15, 2022
This evening I tested positive for COVID. Thankfully, my symptoms,which started this morning, are mild. I am grateful for the protection I have from my vaccine and booster. If you're eligible, please get vaccinated & boosted.
I will be isolating and working from home this week.
— Rep. Peter Welch (@PeterWelch) March 15, 2022
After testing negative multiple times last week, including yesterday, this morning I woke up with mild cold symptoms and have tested positive for Covid. I’ll be working from home this week and my offices remain open.
— Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (@RepKimSchrier) March 13, 2022
This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time. I have mild symptoms and will remain in Maine this week. While I am home, I will vote by proxy according to House rules.
— Congressman Jared Golden (@RepGolden) March 15, 2022
Well, it took nearly 2 years, but COVID finally caught up with me! Working remotely from home and — thanks to the vaccine and booster — grateful to be experiencing only mild symptoms.
A good reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already!
— Joe Neguse (@JoeNeguse) March 15, 2022
This morning I tested positive for COVID. My symptoms are mild — similar to a seasonal cold — which I am thankful for and attribute to being three-times vaccinated.
If you can — please protect yourself from this virus by getting vaccinated, even as we come out of this pandemic.
— Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (@RepDean) March 14, 2022
As part of regular protocol after travel, I tested for COVID-19 this morning & got a positive result (after testing negative earlier this week). Thanks to protections from being vaccinated & boosted, I'm grateful to only be experiencing mild symptoms.
— Rep. Zoe Lofgren (@RepZoeLofgren) March 13, 2022
While I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection that comes from being vaccinated & boosted. I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and get boosted.
— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) March 12, 2022
I was informed this evening that I have tested positive for COVID. Thankfully, I am both vaccinated and boosted, and my symptoms are manageable. Please, if you haven’t yet, don’t wait to get vaccinated and boosted.
— Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) April 6, 2022
Unfortunately, after avoiding COVID-19 for two years, I’ve come down with it. I tested negative yesterday & last Thursday, but positive today.
Thankfully, I’m fully vaccinated & boosted and I'm only experiencing mild symptoms. I will quarantine consistent with CDC guidelines.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) April 5, 2022
I tested positive for COVID. My symptoms are mild and I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted.
If you have yet to get vaccinated and boosted, please don’t wait. https://t.co/6bYZT38osN
— Douglas Emhoff (@SecondGentleman) March 15, 2022
The Democrats nonetheless continue to push inane policies like toddler masking, and required masking for airline travel. Philadelphia, inexplicably, is even reinstituting indoor masking. In March, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky admitted that 95% of Americans already have Covid antibodies — above and beyond “herd immunity.” Thus, Covid risk to the general public is currently very low.
The suspect timing of so many Democrats announcing they have tested positive for Covid has many believing the party will use the virus as an excuse to stem their losses in an upcoming midterm elections bloodbath. In 2020, the Democrats were able to change election laws, unlawfully in certain critical swing states, by pointing at the Covid pandemic to gain an advantage with no-excuse, mass mail-in ballots.
The U.S.’s Covid-era election policies — mass mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting, Zuckerberg boxes, private voting machine companies with little transparency — can be contrasted with France’s recent nationwide election. This was “progressive” France’s voting requirements:
- No early voting or mail-in ballots
- Mandatory voter ID
- No voting machines
- Verified results within hours
These basic election security measures have become the enemies of Democrats who are fighting tooth-and-nail against voters holding them accountable for their damaging policies in elections.
The Covid pandemic is “over” — it is now an endemic “common cold” virus that nearly all Americans have antibodies for. Americans no longer believe it is a “crisis.” But that won’t stop the Democrats from making it a “crisis” with their lawless, inhumane and destructive policies.
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