Arkansas – According to the Arkansas Congressman French Hill, many people will decide to get vaccinated in the upcoming period nothing but out of fear of the new Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus which is known to be more contagious.
U.S. Rep. French Hill expects that the vaccination process will improve over the next few weeks.
“I’m trying to lead on this because I think it’s a public health crisis,” he said. “Our hospitals are full, our younger people are now getting COVID-19 in a serious way and being put in the hospital, and 99% of the people not vaccinated are the ones at risk,” Hill said.
“The way to really help reduce the public health crisis that we have is to get more people vaccinated.”
However, Hill believes that mandates for certain things are not the best way to stimulate to people to get the shot. According to him, everyone should have a choice on what will choose to do.
“I think fear is a good motivator here. When you see the hospital is full, when you see young people getting sick, when you see young people suffering the consequences. I hate to say that, but I think that’s a major motivator. But you’re also seeing some employers take some standards if you’re not vaccinated. You need to wear a mask at all times, trying to create a carrot and stick process around the workplace,” Hill said.
Along with the new Covid-19 wave recently, Hill seems to be very concerned with the rising inflation since the White House loosened the pandemic restrictions several months ago. He adds that two of the biggest reasons for the inflation trend are the supply chain disruption and the monetary policy.
“When you see ordinary commodities across the board – milk, our fruits, our vegetables, many components – and when you talk to businesspeople, to me, it’s that fundamental issue of too many dollars chasing too few goods. And you cannot blame, this mass inflation, the worst we’ve had in 20 years, on just supply chain,” he said.
“That’s why I’ve said my yellow warning light is on, that inflation is not transitory, that there’s something bigger here. When you’re proposing to spend $6 trillion and you’re buying $120 billion a month in government securities by the Fed, those two things have produced a money supply growth that we have not seen in decades.”
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