Want a glimpse into the republican mind about covid treatments? here you go:
"I was on everything they had -- steroids, full drip, plasma from people that'd had Covid, drugs that they gave my President, (Donald) Trump. And they finally burned it out of me," Bland said. But he would not get the vaccine.
"I ain't taking that ---. I ain't taking it!" Bland said. He didn't want to detail why until he was pushed to explain why he'd trust drugs like Regeneron's antibody cocktail but not the vaccine. He turned to Rodebush and asked, "Am I going to have to tell her?" Rodebush laughed and shrugged.
"They shafted my President," Bland said. He thought the vaccine was delayed intentionally to hurt Trump, a baseless claim. "They wouldn't give it to him because they know damn good and well he'd be reelected, and there'd be nothing nobody could do. So, they had to swindle around and scheme around and keep it from him, and just as soon as the election was over, Bam! There we got it."
"I'm so bullheaded. You shafted me out of my President. I ain't taking your medicine," he said. "I'll take what they gave him, but I'm not taking yours."
When reminded Trump had actually urged people to get the vaccine, Bland said he hadn't seen that. Indeed, Trump himself got the vaccine, and while he had teased there could be a shot by the 2020 election, vaccine developers and federal officials were always clear that the timeline depended on when the data came in. "I don't watch the news because you'uns have all pissed me off so bad," Bland said. Still, he was down to hang out with our CNN crew over a few beers on Rodebush's front porch.
There you have it - I'm not taking the vaccine OUT OF SPITE THAT TRUMP LOST THE ELECTION.
Repubs are killing americans out of spite.