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Wisconsin Congressmen Discuss Vaccination Against COVID

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 -- 10:00 AM

(Bob Hague, WRN) A Wisconsin member of Congress urges people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Second District Democrat, Representative Mark Pocan, in a recent interview with WCLO in Janesville, said, “I don’t think there’s probably been a 24 hour period in the last maybe year-and-a-half that I haven’t recommended that people get vaccinated, get their booster shots, wear a mask were appropriate, and in general put a brain inside of their head.”

County-level rates of fully vaccinated people in Pocan’s district range from over 75 percent in Dane County, to fewer than 54 percent in Lafayette County. Another Wisconsin congressman says “politicians bloviating” about it won’t get people vaccinated against COVID-19, but talking to their doctors will.

First District Republican Representative Bryan Steil, in a recent interview with WCLO in Janesville, said, “And that is the number one thing I think we can do to help people who are making the decision. Again there shouldn’t be a federal mandate, but people need to make a decision that is right for them. The data is there that this vaccine is really productive, in preventing people from getting seriously ill, or from death.”

County-level rates of fully vaccinated people in Steil’s district range from nearly 63 percent in Waukesha County, to just over 48 and a-half percent in fewer than 54 percent in Walworth County.

Wisconsin hospitals are seeing a surge of COVID-19 patients, and the majority of those individuals are unvaccinated. The coronavirus activity level is either “critically high” or “very high” in all 72 counties.

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