ProPublica: GOP Legislators in Missouri Oppose Vaccine Efforts as State Becomes COVID Hotspot

ProPublica: GOP Legislators in Missouri Oppose Vaccine Efforts as State Becomes COVID Hotspot. “Just as with his insistence that he won the election, former president Donald Trump’s attitudes about COVID-19 hold great sway with his supporters. Trump routinely bashed Fauci and infectious disease experts throughout the pandemic and questioned the severity of the coronavirus. He also strongly carried Missouri’s southwest corner in the November election. While Trump beat Joe Biden by 15.4 percentage points statewide, in rural Taney County, the margin was 57.8 points.”

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