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Fri Jul 9, 2021, 02:29 PM

McMaster directs health officials to prohibit door-to-door COVID vaccine efforts in SC

Source: The State

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday directed state health officials to prohibit any unsolicited door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination efforts, arguing that showing up unannounced at individuals’ homes and “pressuring” them to get inoculated was bad policy and could lead to “disastrous public safety consequences.”

“The prospect of government vaccination teams showing up unannounced or unrequested at the door of ‘targeted’ homeowners or on their property will further deteriorate the public’s trust and could lead to potentially disastrous public safety consequences,” McMaster wrote in a letter to state Department of Health and Environmental Control board Chairman Mark Elam.

The governor’s request that the board of South Carolina’s health agency issue a mandate prohibiting agency leadership and state and local health-care organizations from going house-to-house to promote vaccinations comes days after President Joe Biden called for a national door-to-door vaccine push as nationwide inoculation rates dwindle.

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“A South Carolinian’s decision to get vaccinated is a personal one for them to make and not the government’s,” McMaster wrote. “Enticing, coercing, intimidating, mandating, or pressuring anyone to take the vaccine is a bad policy which will deteriorate the public’s trust and confidence in the State’s vaccination efforts.”

Read more: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article252674288.html

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Reply McMaster directs health officials to prohibit door-to-door COVID vaccine efforts in SC (Original post)
SouthBayDem Jul 2021 OP
Lovie777 Jul 2021 #1
olegramps Jul 2021 #8
tonekat Jul 2021 #19
tonekat Jul 2021 #20
WhiteTara Jul 2021 #9
ananda Jul 2021 #10
area51 Jul 2021 #25
roamer65 Jul 2021 #2
PortTack Jul 2021 #3
global1 Jul 2021 #5
IronLionZion Jul 2021 #12
Mr.Bill Jul 2021 #17
groundloop Jul 2021 #15
underpants Jul 2021 #4
ExTex Jul 2021 #6
NickB79 Jul 2021 #16
raccoon Jul 2021 #21
mainer Jul 2021 #7
IronLionZion Jul 2021 #11
bucolic_frolic Jul 2021 #13
groundloop Jul 2021 #14
AncientOfDays Jul 2021 #18
Vinca Jul 2021 #22
LiberalLovinLug Jul 2021 #23
Historic NY Jul 2021 #24
GregariousGroundhog Jul 2021 #26
GregariousGroundhog Jul 2021 #26
forgotmylogin Jul 2021 #28

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 02:31 PM

1. republicans sure like death ....

misery loves company.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 03:54 PM

8. Any thing legal to hasten their demise would be fine with me.

I really get tired of lessening to the endless complaints about the fascist program of the Republicans and how terrible and unconstitutional is their attack on our rights. The lame response seems rather pale in comparison to the bold actions that the Republicans have launched including massive demonstrations even an armed assault on Capital to impose their will on the people because they didn't like the results of the election and were determined to overturn it. What has been the response of the Democrats? pretty damnable wimpish at best. One hell of a lost of smoke and no fire.

The Republicans watch the hand winging and seeing that there is no real response they can only be embolden to step up their program. They rightly conclude its just a lot of wind from the pansies who are a push over. Tune into MSNBC or CNN and it is a daily parade of the same complaints about the same issues with absolutely no actionable course of action. Mean while, the Republicans are merrily passing their comprehensive agenda to transform the government in to a White Supremist Republican dictatorship.

I really don't know what it will take to awaken people to the threat that they are in serious jeopardy of becoming disenfranchised of the rights that were won with blood of those who fought against tyranny. I know at my advanced age that the next generation may lose them be default.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 01:12 AM

19. That is my concern as well.

The apathy is depressing.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 01:15 AM

20. That is my concern as well.

The apathy is depressing.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 04:07 PM

9. is it death or killing

that they like so much?

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 04:28 PM

10. They are a certifiably insane death cult.

...

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Response to ananda (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 08:45 PM

25. +1 n/t

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 02:32 PM

2. 🦠

I love this governor.

Too bad I couldn’t vote.

I find his way of operating just...INFECTIOUS.


Delta.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 02:56 PM

3. Many have no access to the vaccine and would welcome someone coming to their door

These idiots have no shame!

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Response to PortTack (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 03:23 PM

5. Is There Some Way To Send A Post Card With A Reply Option To Residents Of SC?....

As a resident I would then have the option of checking off the box that said - I invite someone to come to my residence to administer the vaccine to me.

That way - there is an informed consent by the SC resident - and it's not just a random door-to-door visit by someone from (what the SC Governor says) is someone from the government.

Key is - as a SC resident I'm giving 'informed consent' for this visit and am 'inviting' this vaccine administrator into my home.

Wouldn't that work?

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 04:44 PM

12. Post cards or pamphlets are a good idea

and the person can call a number (or online) to make an appointment for a housecall. That's as affirmative consensual as it gets.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:12 PM

17. These assholes will make

home visits illegal. Just watch.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 06:07 PM

15. Remember who's still Postmaster General ... those post cards would be permanently lost in the mail.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 03:14 PM

4. So THIS is their new thing

Within a week the followers will think the government is kicking down doors.

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Response to ExTex (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 06:29 PM

16. You're probably right

Assholes here in Minnesota almost shot people offering door to door COVID tests last spring, and the program had to be cancelled.

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Response to ExTex (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 06:05 AM

21. Good point. Nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 03:38 PM

7. Maybe in an ice cream truck?

Send a vax truck with twinkly music from block to block. If you want a vaccination, you just come out of your house and get it. That way no health care worker has to knock on any doors and maybe get shot.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 04:39 PM

11. Reality is nothing like how Republicans imagine

Biden's plan is for family doctors, pharmacies, community leaders, employers, etc. to provide factual information to people in their communities to cut through the dangerous lies shared on social media and RW media. Going through employers can help hourly workers who don't want to miss wages.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 04:54 PM

13. That's just misplaced inner rage at liberal policy, Gov McMaster is terrified vaccination might work

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 06:00 PM

14. His only concern is that a successful vaccination campaign might look good for Pres. Biden

GOPers have a long history of doing anything to make Democrats look bad, even if it means that their own constituents might die.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 10:31 PM

18. Politics and religion


They have no problem with politicians and religious people going door-to-door.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 06:22 AM

22. Personally, I don't think they should be encouraged to get vaccinations.

You can't fix stupid and the only way they'll figure it out is when they've got a respirator mask on their face . . . if then. They're making the choice to catch Covid and die and we should let them have their freedom to do just that.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 02:53 PM

23. What a moran

Its not going to happen but I wish all the Trump cultist anti-vaxers would live in the same few States. Democrats and just anyone else who isn't a MAGAT took leave of their State, at least for a year. And Democratic governors on bordering States shut their borders. And we just let Mother Nature take its course.

I can't imagine how Democratic voters feel in South Carolina and other MAGAT hotspots. Even vaccinated, to have to go out shopping with hordes of unvaccinated neanderthals and their kids packing the stores with you. Even with the small percent chance of getting the Delta variant.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 05:03 PM

24. But they won't prohibit door to door solicitations and campaigning

How many shuttered old or handicapped people would benefit from this.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 10:23 PM

26. Biden could direct the National Guard to go door to door

State governments cannot pass laws or implement policies that prohibit federal activities.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 10:23 PM

26. Biden could direct the National Guard to go door to door

State governments cannot pass laws or implement policies that prohibit federal activities.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:12 PM

28. "showing up unannounced at individuals' homes and pressuring them to get inoculated was bad policy"

So is robo-calling people and pressuring them to vote Republican.

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