White evangelicals are not merely ignoramuses — they’re dangerous ignoramuses.
There are about 41 million white evangelical adults in the U.S. About 45 percent said in late February that they would not get vaccinated against Covid-19, making them among the least likely demographic groups to do so, according to the Pew Research Center.
“If we can’t get a significant number of white evangelicals to come around on this, the pandemic is going to last much longer than it needs to,” said Jamie Aten, founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, an evangelical institution in Illinois.
You can’t reason with these morons, because they didn’t get reasoned into their screwed-up ideas; all you can do is protect yourself by keeping them at a distance.
Businesses and schools can help by demanding employees get vaccinated, and by refusing to admit the unvaccinated onto their premises — and they should. The pandemic is an existential threat to the country writ large, and those who refuse to join the fight against it deserve to be outcasts.