Alabama's state motto is "We Dare Maintain Our Rights," and to Bama born and bred mufreedummies that means they have the God-given right to not wear a mask or get jabbed while also having the right to occupy a hospital bed when they get deathly sick from Covid-19.
That's why, in the state that boasts the lowest vaccination rate in the United States, free-riders are peeved-a-plenty at an Alabama doctor who has a sign on his door that reads:
October 1st, 2021
Dr. Valentine will no
longer see patients that
are not vaccinated
From The Washington Post:
Alabama reported 4,465 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, increasing its seven-day average of daily infections to 3,728, according to data compiled by The Post. All but one county in the state have been deemed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as areas of high community transmission. There are more than 2,900 people in Alabama hospitalized because of covid-19, the fifth-highest state total in the country. The number of hospitalizations is approaching the record set in the state on Jan. 11, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, when the vaccine was not widely available.
The dire situation has strained the state's hospital system to the point that there are more patients in intensive care units than there are available ICU beds, according to the Alabama Hospital Association