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ICMY: Burgess to Liz MacDonald - Mandates drive unnecessary opposition

October 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined Fox Business' The Evening Edit last night.

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"Now here’s the problem, while the vaccines have been helpful, mandates are not. In fact mandates have been destructive, they drive oppositional behavior. We know this because of previous history when other vaccines were mandated. It has not worked as intended."

"So, look, this virus has humbled a lot of people who thought they knew what was going on, myself included, and my plea to people in the public health space is don’t come across as being so darn sure all the time, because it is a new virus, things are going to change. Have some humility about your pronouncement."

"People need to use common sense, people need to use good judgement, the virus is dangerous."

Watch the full interview here