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CMR undermining trust

Clearly it is public officials like our own Cathy McMorris Rodgers who most irresponsibly undermine trust in the COVID vaccines and other life-saving recommendations made by medical experts during the pandemic.

A prime example was her false, fear-mongering public pronouncement on the front page of the July 30 Spokesman-Review: “In a rebuke of Biden’s announcement [of likely mandatory COVID vaccines for military members], U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers called any effort to mandate a vaccine an overreach by the White House”, despite military service members already being mandated as many as 17 vaccines, depending on where stationed around the world. She added: “Vaccine mandates will not build trust in the vaccine, and neither will the CDC’s mask mandate based on secret, unpublished, and questionable data”; in fact, CDC only made a mask recommendation.

The dire consequences of McMorris Rodgers’ undermining of trust in the vaccines and masks will include more preventable deaths

Norm Luther

Spokane



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