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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:08 AM

Tennessee fires top vaccine official as COVID-19 shows signs of new spread

The Tennessee state government on Monday fired its top vaccination official, becoming the latest of about two dozen states to lose years of institutional knowledge about vaccines in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The termination comes as the virus shows new signs of spread in Tennessee, and the more-transmissible delta variant surfaces in greater numbers.

Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the medical director for vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programs at the Tennessee Department of Health, said she was fired on Monday afternoon and provided a copy of her termination letter. It provides no explanation for her termination.

Fiscus said she was a scapegoat who was terminated to appease state lawmakers angry about the department's efforts to vaccinate teenagers against coronavirus. The agency has been dialing back efforts to vaccinate teenagers since June.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2021/07/12/tennessee-fires-top-vaccine-official-covid-19-shows-new-spread/7928699002/

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TexasTowelie Jul 2021 OP
samplegirl Jul 2021 #1
Scrivener7 Jul 2021 #2
samplegirl Jul 2021 #3
Lovie777 Jul 2021 #4
tanyev Jul 2021 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:11 AM

1. Looks like

these Southern hoaxs sayers are in for ruff times.

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:19 AM

2. They've been so busy building their own terrible Karma, it's big and tall now.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:27 AM

3. I couldn't agree more

Itís coming full circle!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:45 AM

4. No concern for their people's health . . .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:44 AM

5. How dare she try to save Tennessee teenagers' lives!

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