Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) downplayed the role Covid-19 is playing in the surge of patients many hospitals across the country are seeing as the more contagious Delta variant spreads across the country. Greene told Real America’s Voice on Thursday that the media is overhyping hospitalizations, claiming that Covid patients aren’t the only ill people populating the country’s hospitals.
Hospitalizations due to Covid have been especially pronounced in southern states where hesitancy and outright hostility toward getting the vaccine have fueled new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The more Covid patients there are who require medical care, the more difficult it becomes for hospital staff to handle all patients at their facility.
Greene seemed unable to grasp this concept, saying,