Scalise Cites Delta Variant In Decision To Get Vaccine

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports:

“Soon,” U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise replied at the beginning of April when asked when he would be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “Soon,” he repeated at the beginning of May when asked the same question.

Scalise received his first Pfizer vaccination on Sunday at an Ochsner clinic in Jefferson Parish. Why? “Especially with the delta variant becoming a lot more aggressive and seeing another spike, it was a good time to do it,” he said in an interview.

“When you talk to people who run hospitals, in New Orleans or other states, 90% of people in hospital with delta variant have not been vaccinated. That’s another signal the vaccine works.”

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