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posted by mrpg on Friday May 28, @11:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-could-go-wrong dept.

Ohio lawmakers want to abolish vaccine requirements:

[...] Lawmakers are working on legislation to call off the lottery immediately. They're also trying to head off any plans for "vaccine passports." And last month, they introduced a sweeping antivaccination bill that would essentially demolish public health and vaccination requirements in the state—and not just requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, requirements for any vaccine.

[...] State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) blasted the bill, telling The Columbus Dispatch, "Not only would it prevent schools, businesses and communities from putting safety measures in pace related to COVID, it will impact the health of our children... This bill applies to all vaccines—polio, measles, meningitis, etc. If it becomes law we will see worsening measles outbreaks, meningitis in the dorms, and children once again suffering from polio."

[...] "At its core, this proposal would destroy our current public health framework that prevents outbreaks of potentially lethal diseases, threatens the stability of our economy as it recovers from a devastating pandemic and jeopardizes the way we live, learn, work and celebrate life," the letter said.

[...] "HB 248 would put all Ohioans at risk while increasing the cost of health care for families, individuals and businesses," spokesperson Dan Williamson said. "This proposal applies to all immunizations, including childhood vaccines. If passed, this legislation could reverse decades of immunity from life-threatening, but vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, hepatitis, meningitis and tuberculosis."

Also: Ohio GOP lawmakers, citing 'need to protect' from vaccines, seek to expand exemptions, nix COVID passports

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 28, @02:50PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 28, @02:50PM (#1139647)

    What people have been doing, is thinking Dominionists aren't a thing. Their error leads them to think candidates for office are interested in governing a modern society.

    Dominionists have gotten *VERY* organized internationally in the past few decades, work on packing candidate slates with dominionists, and fund all of them. Non-dominionists have an uphill battle. It's not a problem that a lot of money is wasted pitting seven dominionists against each other in a convention, as long as non-dominionists don't get traction. It's safer, in their view, to fund seven dominionists in a primary and have six of them and one non-dominionist lose, than to fund one big campaign and risk coming in second when actual policy debates come up. If reporters bother reporting, there's enough noise on the channel to distract from the reality.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 28, @04:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 28, @04:51PM (#1139732)

    please dude - the meth? stop sucking for a minute