America is done with the ro
A new poll shows 70 percent of Americans have moved on; too bad the rest work in the media. Support for vaccine mandates is plunging too.
It’s time that we accept that Covid is here to stay and we just need to get on with our lives.
7 out of 10 Americans now agree with that statement, according to a poll released Monday from Monmouth University.
The problem for Joe Biden, of course, is that the remaining 30 percent of the country is pretty much definitionally his base. The bluechecks and teachers unions have eaten their own cooking. They are hoping to “work from home” until the end of time, leaving their Brooklyn apartments only to get booster shots. Hey, maybe Amazon can deliver those too.
Never get high on your own supply.
Too late now.
The non-woke (sleepy?) majority of the country has also registered the failure of the vaccines. Support for mandates is melting as quickly as Uncle Joe’s approval rating (surely no coincidence). Only 43 percent of Americans support requiring proof of vaccination to work in an office, down from 53 percent in September.
Support for mask mandates has fallen even more quickly over the same period, from 63 percent to 52 percent.
Polls have consequences. I think/hope we have seen the last gasp of Covid hysteria in the blue states. The restrictions will come off bit by bit this spring, as Omicron cases fall (or even if they don’t - the Europeans are no longer bothering to wait). Even in blue states, the rules are generally unenforced anyway outside major cities.
The big question going forward will be what harm - if any - the mRNA vaccines have done to the development of long-term post-infection immunity; that is, what level of Omicron or future variant reinfections and deaths will we be forced to live with?
But it’s clear that even a thousand or more deaths a day in the United States and the equivalent in big European countries is no longer enough to move the needle on policy, no matter how much the bluechecks and public health authorities scream.
Virus gonna virus, and everybody knows it. Well, 70 percent of everybody, and that’s enough.