Conservative candidate for governor Scott Jensen is taking his COVID-19 conspiracies to the next level.
Jenson has joined a group of right-wing doctors who are trying to block the use of the COVID vaccine in 12 to 15-year-olds.
Jenson has joined this effort despite the fact that the CDC recommends that “everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19.”
But this isn’t surprising coming from Scott Jensen. He’s spent the last year promoting COVID-19 conspiracies and downplaying the pandemic. And he’s been rightfully criticized for it.
In December 2020, Kaiser Health News called Scott Jensen’s COVID-19 comments the “Lie of the Year.” That same month, the Washington Post also fact checked Jensen’s lies. And last summer, the Minnesota state medical board investigated Jensen for spreading conspiracy theories and giving reckless medical advice.
And this is all to say nothing of America’s Frontline Doctors, which we’ll be publishing a separate blog about. Stay tuned for that.
We are so close to beating this virus. The last thing we need is more conspiracy theories and misinformation from Scott Jensen.
It’s clear that Scott Jensen is dangerous, irresponsible, and not the leader that we need.