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McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' or risk shutdown

Speaking at the U.S. Capitol, McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably bad advice” coming from pundits and others against the vaccines.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to the media after a GOP policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill i on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is imploring unvaccinated Americans to take the COVID-19 shot.

He issued a stark and grave warning Tuesday that the U.S. risks a repeat of last year’s shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus. 

Speaking at the U.S. Capitol, McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably bad advice” coming from pundits and others against the vaccines. 

"Get vaccinated,” he said at his weekly press conference. 

A childhood polio survivor, McConnell has been one of the most outspoken members of the Republican Party in urging vaccinations to stop the COVID-19 virus.

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