Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Didn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine – Community News
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Didn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine

“I didn’t make it public, but I started making it public because it’s such a problem. I’m not vaccinated,” the Georgian Republican said during a phone call at City Hall.

She continued: “I believe it’s up to every American to make that choice on their own, and the government has nothing to do to tell Americans to take the Covid vaccine or not.”

Greene, a conservative Republican who has promoted various conspiracy theories in the past, has been spreading misinformation about the vaccines available in the US. In August, she tweeted that the US Food and Drug Administration “shouldn’t approve the covid vaccines,” claiming the vaccines “failed” and were ineffective in reducing the spread of the virus.

The untruths prompted Twitter to suspend Greene’s account for a week, the latest action the social media company had taken against her for sharing misinformation. In July, Twitter suspended Greene for 12 hours for sharing misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines.

There are three Covid-19 vaccines available for use in the US, all of which are proving effective in slowing the spread of the virus and preventing serious cases of infection and hospitalization. To date, 57.6% of the US population has been fully vaccinated against the virus.
CNN reported in May that Democratic lawmakers in both houses of Congress had 100% vaccination coverage against Covid-19, significantly surpassing Republicans in the House and Senate at the time and illustrating the partisan divisions over the pandemic.
Greene, who has made a name for herself in Washington as a rule-breaker, has broken house rules by refusing to wear her face mask on the floor of the house, a move that has resulted in her being fined at least $48,000 for 20 violations.

Greene has appealed at least one of her fines, which came from her salary, but it was upheld.

Democrats implemented the rule last year in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Like Greene, many Republicans have evaded the rules and have been fined as a result, and a number of GOP lawmakers have continued to protest the masking rules.