WIBC: “Holcomb says the state will continue to emphasize the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.”
Eric Holcomb hasn’t promoted the COVID-19 online since April, no statewide media briefing in 202 days
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today called out the lip service Governor Eric Holcomb continues to give Hoosiers about the state’s response to COVID-19. Twice in two weeks, Holcomb said the state will emphasize vaccinations for Hoosiers ahead of the holiday season. But, Governor Holcomb’s words don’t match up with his (and the state’s) actions.
Indiana’s vaccination rate is dead last (about 49-percent fully vaccinated) when compared to surrounding states like Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Holcomb has refused to hold a media briefing on COVID-19 in the last 202 days and hasn’t made a legitimate effort to promote vaccines since last April. In fact, the last time Governor Holcomb mentioned COVID-19 vaccines online was September 10 – the day President Joe Biden announced the nation’s updated strategy against COVID. Holcomb criticized the directive. To put it bluntly: the entire Indiana Republicans’ partisan opposition to the vaccine is hypocritical, it’s getting more Hoosiers sick, and it’s putting more lives in jeopardy.
Indiana Democrats have used every lever possible to deliver for Hoosier families. Despite universal opposition from Indiana Republicans, U.S. Congressmen André Carson and Frank Mrvan passed the American Rescue Plan, which delivered vaccines in arms and relief for both families and cities and towns across Indiana. The Democrats’ Build Back Better agenda – which also includes the upcoming American Jobs Plan – is approved by a large majority of Americans and Hoosiers.
SHOT: Eric Holcomb Claims State Will “Emphasize” COVID-19 Vaccines
WIBC: “…Holcomb says the state will continue to emphasize the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.”
CHASER: Holcomb Has Not Promoted Vaccines Online Since April, Held a Media Briefing in 202 Days
NOTE: Governor Eric Holcomb has not touted vaccines online since April 2021.