Governor of Ohio Mike DeWineMike DeWineOvernight Health Care: Biden Says US Donation of 500 Million Vaccines Will Recharge Global Virus Fight | Moderna asks FDA to clear COVID-19 adolescent vaccine FDA extends shelf life of J&J vaccine amid concerns over expiring doses (R) on Thursday came out against a controversial bill that would weaken the state̵
DeWine said he opposed it House Bill 248, which would block employers from imposing vaccinations as a condition of work and would allow residents to skip any vaccinations by making a written or oral declaration.
It will also ban mandates for masks for unvaccinated people and block health departments, schools or other government agencies from requiring participation in a vaccine register.
“Before modern medicine, diseases such as mumps, polio, whooping cough were common and caused great, great, great suffering and death to thousands of people every year,” DeWine said during a news conference announcing the latest winners in the state of Vax lottery a- Million.
The governor’s comments came after the legislative hearing on the bill went viral and provoked widespread ridicule of a witness who was pushing unfounded conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Tuesday, a Cleveland doctor and a prominent anti-vaccine activist falsely told Ohio lawmakers that the shot made people “magnetize.”
Sherry Tenpeny, an osteopath who supports the debunked conspiracy theory that vaccines cause autism, spoke as an invited expert in the Ohio House of Representatives.
“I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the internet of people who took these pictures and are now magnetized,” Teneni told lawmakers. “They can put a key on their forehead. It sticks. They can put spoons and forks on them and stick, because now we think there is a piece of metal in it. “