‘On the Right Side of History’: Ousted Tennessee Vaccine Official on Mandates, Myths and Muzzles

Dr Michelle Fiscus says vaccine mandates, like seat belt laws, will get people to do the right thing for the good of all.

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Dr Michelle Fiscus worked in the health sector for almost 20 years, most recently as Tennessee’s top vaccine official. Until the day she was fired, she got excellent job performance reviews. And then one day she sent out a reminder that in Tennessee, children over the age of 14 may choose to be vaccinated without asking their parents first.

And she lost her job.

Now Fiscus, whose fate was seized upon as an example of the costs of speaking up for vaccines in a deeply red state, is strongly backing Joe Biden’s recent defense of vaccine mandates – something that has prompted howls of outrage from many conservatives but which Fiscus believes will save lives. Read more at The Guardian.

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