Still milking pandemic pigheadedness for political pop, Governor Kristi Noem wants us to let foreigners into the country without requiring them to be vaccinated against coronavirus:
Gov. Kristi Noem is requesting President Joe Biden lift the required proof of COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers coming into the United States.
Noem, along with 15 other Republican governors, wrote the request to Biden on Wednesday, according to a release from her office.
“The lifting of mask mandates and testing requirements for air travel were steps in the right direction,” according to the letter. “Now, you should end the requirement that all non-U.S. citizen travelers entering the Untied States be fully vaccinated against COVID-19” [Annie Todd, “Gov. Kristi Noem Asks Biden to Lift Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement for International Travelers,” Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 2022.08.10].
Wow—just a year ago, Noem was dismissing any claims to human rights by foreigners trying to enter our country, telling them, “Call me when you’re an American.” But now, when President Biden is winning on climate change, deficit reduction, and gas prices, Noem is happy to take up the banner of foreigners’ rights when she can cloak it in rump-right anti-public-health coronavirus denialism.
Don’t forget: vaccines work. And even if you get your shots and then get covid, those shots appear to reduce the chance of getting long covid.