As Twitchy has reported, there have already been mass terminations at employers who mandate that their employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. Salon is all for firing people who don’t get the jab, and as the tweet reads (nice photo, too), “Trump fans are overdue for a lesson in consequences.”

Who knew that so many health care workers were hardcore Trump supporters? We probably could have guessed without looking that this was written by Amanda Marcotte:

Staffing shortages are a pain, especially during a pandemic, no doubt. But staffing shortages are a minor issue compared to the damage being caused by the unchecked spread of COVID-19, which is increasingly due to one cause: right-wingers who have made refusal to get vaccinated a culture war and identity politics issue. Unless such folks start tasting real consequences for their behavior, the U.S. is going to see another dark winter, as the virus continues to wreak havoc on our economy and health care system. Putting up with staffing shortages is a small price to pay to make sure that Trumpers — a class of people clearly unused to the idea that actions have consequences — actually start feeling real pressure to get vaccinated.

So firings are good because they purge companies of Trumpers. Does no one who writes these types of articles know how many people of color are unvaccinated? Are they all Trumpers? If we remember correctly, it was Trump supporters who were cheering on Operation Warp Speed while people like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were asking who’s going to take the shot? Harris wasn’t about to.

Remember back in February when former vaccine skeptic Harris went on Al Sharpton’s show on MSNBC to combat vaccine skepticism among communities of color?

Marcotte continues:

There’s a lot of reasons conservatives cite for this refusal to vaccinate, though ultimately it all boils down to a desire to “own the liberals.” But a lot of this pettiness is intertwined with a right-wing bravado. To be blunt, white privilege has long shielded many conservatives from the concept of facing consequences for their actions.

White privilege? Seriously? Does Salon require writers to include that in every article?

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