NH health commissioner targets lawmaker’s misinformation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The head of New Hampshire’s health department on Friday says a Republican lawmaker is spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine.
At a meeting of the legislative fiscal committee, Rep. Ken Weyler of Kingston said he has heard from emergency room workers that 90% of those admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 have been vaccinated.
Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette said the opposite is true, that 90% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. She told Weyler that his comments were misinformation that contributes to the state’s difficulty in increasing its vaccination rate.
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