116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Sen. Joni Ernst recently responded to President Joe Biden's new requirements for vaccination and testing mandates as "diverting attention away from the 20th anniversary of 9/11.“ I consider this to be a ridiculous and tone deaf statement. Senator, do you realize that 1,500 people die of COVID per day right now? That is a 9/11 every other day. At least 658,000 U.S. citizens have died due to COVID over the past year and a half. That is the equivalent of about 220 9/11 events.
Senator, would you be this cavalier about this many dead U.S. citizens if we were having 9/11 level terror attacks every other day for the past year and a half?
I think President Biden understands the magnitude of 9/11 and its 20th anniversary.
Do you understand the magnitude and cost of COVID and the need to fight this with every tool we have?