anti-vax

Misinfo thrives at Spanish-speaking vaccination site; health workers are fighting back

BY: - July 6, 2021

LORAIN — Wanda knows she’s lucky to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Her three adult-aged children in the Dominican Republic haven’t yet had the chance — there are too few doses for too many people to go around. In the United States and Ohio in particular, the inverse is true: There’s an abundance of vaccines and […]

Ohio House hurriedly passes anti-vaccination amendment into spending bill

BY: - June 24, 2021

In a move that caught even supportive lawmakers by surprise, the Ohio House on Thursday quickly amended a sweeping, anti-vaccination provision into an unrelated piece of legislation and passed it. The legislation prohibits a public or private entity from: The House passed the legislation after more than 600,000 Americans — including more than 20,000 Ohioans […]

GOP governor and lawmakers clash over vaccine policy

BY: - May 26, 2021

Through PSAs, press appearances with doctors, and even launching an unheard of $1 million lottery for immunized residents, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine wants to persuade Ohioans to choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19. He said the facts on vaccines, which are credited with saving millions of lives and eradicating smallpox from the face of the […]

House GOP takes aim at vaccine mandates from schools, employers, hospitals

BY: - May 19, 2021

Sponsor compares requesting proof of vaccination to Holocaust With demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in a recent slump, Ohio Republicans launched a pre-emptive strike Tuesday that would preclude a wide range of schools, businesses, and employers from mandating vaccinations. Rep. Jennifer Gross, R-West Chester, presented House Bill 248, the “Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act” […]

Among Ohio lawmakers, anti-vaccine views run deep

BY: - August 19, 2020

During an April video conference of one of Ohio’s prominent anti-vaccine political groups, members expressed their worries about what the legislative response to a looming COVID-19 vaccine might look like. However, they took solace in a powerful ally. The chairman of the Ohio House Health committee, Rep. Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, told members he would be […]