Senator Marco Rubio: “Everyone should be vaccinated. There’s no reason not to be vaccinated”

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio informed “CBS This Morning” there is no such thing as a purpose why Americans should not be getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Everyone should be vaccinated. There’s no reason not to be vaccinated. I’m vaccinated, my family’s vaccinated. The people shouldn’t listen to people who tell them not to, all these things that are out there being said are simply not correct. At the top of the day, it is as much as individuals to make that call,” Rubio stated.  

Florida accounts for 20% of all new COVID-19 infections. Despite this, Rubio stated it isn’t the federal government’s accountability to make sure individuals get vaccinated.

“You know, the government can’t, in a free society such as ours, there’s only so much we can do. We can provide information, we can debunk things that aren’t true, and we can provide access. It is ultimately up to people individually to make that decision,” Rubio stated.

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A July CBS News/You Gov ballot discovered that 29% of Republicans surveyed stated they’d not get vaccinated. But Rubio believes that vaccinations should not be a partisan difficulty, and there’s hesitancy on each side and in all social teams.

“There are communities, for example, some African American/Hispanic communities in Florida where there is a high hesitancy to get vaccinated as well for a lot of different reasons. I would prefer, it’s really not a partisan issue,” stated Rubio. “I don’t care what the polling says. At the end of the day, the vaccine is the vaccine. It’s a human thing. Either you take it, or you don’t. There are people who don’t want to be vaccinated, and you can’t convince them. I have family members, friends I’ve known a long time, smart, educated people who just refuse to do it.”

In Florida, hospitals are making ready for the worst. About 95% of sufferers with the virus who’re being handled at Miami’s Jackson Health System are unvaccinated. The senator urged  Americans to get vaccinated to guard themselves from getting severely ailing and overflowing already strained hospitals. 

“Everybody should get vaccinated. I’ll say it one more time. Please do. Even if you get the disease … you don’t go to the hospital, you don’t get intubated, and you don’t die,” Rubio stated. 

He added, “My high school football teammate just died.”

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