Many of you have been told that the only people who have not been vaccinated are pro-militia Trump supporting racist sexist homophobes. As recently as this morning, Nicole Wallace, former G.W. Bush appointee, who said on her MSNBC TV show that the reason we’re requiring kids to wear masks is because Republicans won’t take the vaccine.

Sorry to tell you this, but it’s not Trump supporting right wingers who aren’t getting the vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 26% of African Americans have received the vaccine. Now if I understand politics correctly, African Americans tend to support Democrats by a 90-10 margin. Does anyone know why African Americans won’t get vaccinated? Maybe it has to do with the government’s history with injecting black folk with diseases. Don’t believe me? Google the 1932 Tuskegee syphilis injections.

Thanks to eugenics, thousands upon thousands of African American females were sterilized. From 1950 to 1966, nearly 60,000 people, mostly African Americans, were sterilized by medical racism, all this under the eye of the federal government. By 1913, again thanks to eugenics, most states in the U.S. had eugenic sterilization laws. Both in the South and in the North. So can someone really blame the core of the Democratic base for being highly concerned about whether or not a virus which has not been fully tested will be harmful to them?

Some will not want to hear this, but it was Donald Trump who rammed through the vaccine process. If it had not been for Trump, the vaccine would not be ready for distribution. It did not help that all during the 2020 campaign, Kamala Harris said they’d never trust Trump’s word on vaccine safety. So now the Never Trumpers, after they told everyone to not trust the vaccine, are now shocked that there is a significant portion of the population which doesn’t trust the vaccine safety?

Oddly enough, approximately 25% of health care workers have not gotten the first shot yet (this according to WebMD). And in large hospitals, that number is even higher (1 in 3). The fact that the Biden Administration has allowed thousands upon thousands of unvaccinated people illegally into this country does not give people faith as well.

Many who have not been vaccinated yet are actually pro vaccine. They’re very thankful that Donald Trump got Operation Warp Speed into place so that the vaccine could be fast-tracked through the regulatory process. They are also not particularly interested in being told to take a shot, and then be directed to wear a mask after getting vaccinated by a group of politicians who put in one set of rules for themselves (Governors Newsome and Whitmer, D.C. Mayor Bowser, etc.) and un-elected bureaucrats (aka Dr. Fauci) who helped fund the Wuhan Lab and then testify differently about it to Congress.

John Massoud is a member of the Strasburg Virginia Town Council and the chairman of the 6th Congressional District Republican Party.