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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson questions need for vaccinations

22 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

MADISON, Wis. - Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, questioned the need for widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, saying in a radio interview “what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?”
Johnson, who has no medical expertise or background, made the comments Thursday during an interview with conservative talk radio host Vicki McKenna. Contrary to what medical experts advise, Johnson has said he doesn't need to be vaccinated because he had COVID-19 in the fall. On Thursday, he went further, questioning why anyone would get vaccinated or worry about why others have not.
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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says there's 'no reason to be pushing vaccines on people' in interview with right-wing radio host

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says there's 'no reason to be pushing vaccines on people' in interview with right-wing radio host

22 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has long embraced skepticism about science on issues from climate change to COVID-19. On Thursday, the Wisconsin conservative told a right-wing radio host that he sees "no reason to be pushing vaccines on people," Forbes first reported.
Johnson argued that COVID-19 vaccines should be "limited" to those particularly vulnerable to the virus and falsely argued that there's no reason everyone who's able to should get a vaccine. The senator said he's "getting highly suspicious" of the "big push to make sure everybody gets the vaccine."
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