During an interview with WCCO Radio on March 16, Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen said he won’t get a COVID vaccine.
But that’s not all.
He also made a false claim that those who have had COVID-19 and young, healthy people do not need to be vaccinated.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
Getting COVID-19 might offer some natural protection or immunity from reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19. But it’s not clear how long this protection lasts. Because reinfection is possible and COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications, it’s recommended that people who have already had COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also says that people “should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19.”
To make matters worse, Jensen said that he has not been recommending one third of his patients to be vaccinated.
Unfortunately, Scott Jensen’s reckless spreading of misinformation and conspiracies about the pandemic is part of a pattern. Since the pandemic started, he has promoted COVID-19 conspiracies and downplayed the crisis.
As we work to rebuild and protect our friends and families from the virus, the last thing we need is more conspiracy theories and misinformation from Scott Jensen.
It’s clear that he is irresponsible, dangerous, and not the leader that Minnesotans need.