The Political Discourse Has a Weaponized Fear Problem (Yes, We CAN Build A More Unreasonable Populace!)

RURAL WHITE CONSERVATIVES’ TENDENCY TO BE ANTI-VAX
IS A MAJOR GIVEAWAY THAT THE IDEOLOGY THEY ARE BUYING
IS OF THE KIND TO DENY THEM SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE LIFE
BETTER AND DENY THEM HOPE FOR MAKING SOCIETY BETTER

FROM NPR:

‘It’s Not A Never Thing’ — White, Rural Southerners Hesitant To Get COVID Vaccine

There are more than enough shots to go around in communities such as Hartsville, Tenn., the seat of Trousdale County, a quiet town tucked in the wooded hills northeast of Nashville.

It’s a county that is nearly 90% white and where Donald Trump won nearly 75% of the votes in 2020. There was no special planning to reach underserved communities here, other than the inmates at the state prison, which experienced one of the nation’s largest correctional facility outbreaks of COVID-19.

Listen to the 3-Minute Story at NPR

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