We ought to all be stunned by the shenanigans occurring throughout the Tennessee Division of Well being.
Unhappy to say, however we’re not.
However we’re infuriated, as each clear-thinking Tennessean ought to be.
The TDH confirmed Wednesday what had been reported earlier within the week that it has stopped its adolescent vaccine outreach applications that don’t have any relation to COVID-19.
In a press release to CNN, spokeswoman Sarah Tanksley stated, “We acknowledge the place we’re across the nationwide dialog round vaccinations and it’s a polarized dialog, and that’s true in our state. And so we’re simply taking this chance to guage our messaging and to make sure that we’re not hurting our efforts.”
So right here we’re, the State of Tennessee politicizing and questioning good, sound public well being coverage. Within the course of this administration — and sure, this goes all the way in which to the governor’s workplace — is risking the well being and lives of the younger individuals of this state.
And to what finish? Critically, what’s to be achieved, even politically, by making a call with zero medical or scientific assist?
Understandably, the medical neighborhood doesn’t assist this transfer. Medical professionals have pushed again, but their pleas for motive proceed to fall on deaf ears.
Politicians know greatest, proper? They’re serving the most effective curiosity of the individuals, proper?
Not on this case.
Their stress on the TDH to halt the vaccination outreach program isn’t in anybody’s greatest curiosity, least of all those that don’t have any say — our youngsters.
That is past shameful. It’s harmful and probably lethal.