No, Congress’s staffers aren’t more important than you

Is Congress trying to see how low its public-approval ratings can go? It’s not just that congressmen, no matter how vulnerable, were getting the COVID-19 vaccine before needier folks; now it has announced that more than 1,000 staffers will also get the vaccine ahead of others.

Yes, many staffers play an important role in congressional operations. But three-quarters are under 40 years old, putting them at low risk. And they seem to have managed for the past nine months with no vaccine; surely they can wait another few.

Meanwhile, deliverymen, truly essential workers, the elderly and immuno-compromised face real danger with every day they don’t have access to the vaccine.