October 20, 2021
General News

Our View: COVID politics puts Maine lives at risk

Every health care worker in Maine is required to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis B and influenza.

As of Oct. 1, they are also required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

People protest outside the State House in August over the vaccine mandate issued by the state requiring Maine health care workers to be inoculated against COVID-19. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

How is this last vaccine mandate different from the others? Why are a few otherwise vaccinated health care workers in Maine threatening to quit their jobs before they will accept vaccines that have already been safely administered to 3.7 billion people worldwide?

It’s politics. And it’s shameful.

Republican politicians have amplified the ideas of a few quacks and charlatans in the hopes of developing a weapon they can use against Democrats in the next election. Instead of telling their…

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