So much is wrong about the stream of misinformation flowing at taxpayer expense from the Arkansas attorney general.

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Workers aren’t lacking because of vaccination rules. But one reason for a lack of workers is fear of contracting COVID-19 at businesses resisting sound health practices or crammed full of science-denying workers and customers. The resistance of Rutledge and other Republicans validates those resisting vaccinations.

The governor, too, keeps saying the right thing: Vaccinations are the only way out. But he won’t do anything about it. By ripping Biden he gives comfort to naysayers, thus encouraging more resistance.

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If the newly emerging variant proves highly dangerous, there’s no reason to believe facts will overcome pigheadedness.

It is good for business for workers and customers to be well. There is a way to get there. Refusing vaccinations isn’t one of them.

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