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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, April 11, 2021

After nearly three months out of office, former President Donald Trump still holds significant influence over Republican voters' medical decisions " the same voters who are most likely to say they will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus. A The Economist/YouGov Poll released this week asked respondents "How much do you trust medical advice from each of the following officials?" Trump was by far the least trusted among all respondents, at just 29 percent, including 6 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of Independents. But among Republicans, a whopping 66 percent said they trust Trump "a lot" or "somewhat" for medical advice. Respondents were also asked "When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available to you, will you get vaccinated?" Among all respondents, 24 percent responded "no," including 8 percent of Democrats, 29 percent of Independents, and 40 percent of Republicans.

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It's no surprise the medical business in this country is in the -------. Maybe the patients share some of the blame?

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-11 01:21 PM | Reply

"It's no surprise the medical business in this country is in the -------."

Medical folks have some of the best pay and benefits I see*, the industry benefits from blind pricing, and with 10,000 baby boomers retiring daily, I'd have to respectfully disagree.

*re: W-2s from ~450 clients/yr

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-11 01:29 PM | Reply

I stand corrected. Perhaps I should've said common medical knowledge among the laity is poor.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-11 01:37 PM | Reply

The Dems should try creeping Medicare for all by starting with an option to enroll at 55 for a fee. Then 45 ...

It would help elevate the spike in Cancers for 65 year olds caused by people waiting for Medicare before getting their limos checked.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-11 02:26 PM | Reply

Then they should all listen to him.

Give them all hydroxychloroquine to drink and shoot them with a syringe full of bleach.

The world will be a better place afterwards.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-11 03:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

These people are ignorant and superstitious. It's clear that it's only been we civilized people who provided them lifelines. Now that they've stupidly cut those lines a lot of them will, and have, die.

I wonder if Trump told these people to eat ---- how many would?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2021-04-12 09:39 AM | Reply

It would be nice if we could just isolate them all in one part of the US, cut off aid to them and let it all sort itself out.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-13 10:36 AM | Reply

A fool and his liver are soon parted.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-13 02:55 PM | Reply

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