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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

State fires bungling vaccinator. Newspaper sides with her

Tennessee has one of the lowest covid 19 vaccination rates in the nation. On Monday, the state fired the woman in charge of vaccinations. The Tennessean newspaper sided with the bungling bureaucrat in a story that did not mention the low vaccination rate until Paragraph 18.

This is the local journalism you are supposed to support.

The story by Brett Kelman began, "The Tennessee state government on Monday fired its top vaccination official, becoming the latest of about two dozen states to lose years of institutional knowledge about vaccines in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic."

Considering how poorly those states handled the pandemic, that institutional knowledge was about as useful as a square bowling ball.

Kelman scarcely tried to get the other side as he wrote a piece sympathetic to the canned bureaucrat, Michelle Fiscus. The newspaper quickly gave her a separate story under the headline, "Tennessee's former top vaccine official: 'I am afraid for my state.'"

She became embroiled in a spat with legislators over a program to vaccinate teens without parental permission.

Teens are at the low end of covid 19 risk. This was a diversion from her incompetence. The story went on and on about that.
 
But Paragraphs 18 and 19 hit the reason she should have been fired. The paragraphs said, "These changes will likely hamper Tennessee’s vaccination efforts, which already lag behind much of the nation. As of Monday, federal and state data showed 38% of Tennesseans were fully vaccinated and the state’s rate of new vaccinations was idling.

"At the current pace, Tennessee won’t reach 50% vaccinated until March, according to health department estimates in an internal report obtained by The Tennessean."

And who is that on?

The medical director for vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programs at the Tennessee Department of Health.

And who would that be?

Michelle Fiscus.

Instead of being partisan and anti-Republican in his news reporting, Brett Kelman would better serve his readers by being skeptical of bureaucratic claims.

The story ended, "Fiscus is at least the 25th official to leave a state’s top vaccination position since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a USA Today investigation published earlier this month. Most of these officials quit or retired earlier than planned, sometimes because of frustration with the politicization of the virus, USA Today reported. While these officials are not well known to the general public, they are a backbone of the nation’s vaccination system, both within a pandemic and without."

They are the backbone of a system that is broken. Instead of worshiping them, USA Today and the rest of the Gannett chain of newspapers (which includes the Tennessean) should be asking tough questions about why covid 19 spread despite masks, social distancing, and shutting down the country for months at a time.

34 comments:

  1. Politicization is the Democrat term for accountability.

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  2. USA and their brethren can look in the mirror to determine who politicized this.

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  3. Local journalism is dying because the "journalists" don't cover their communities or know their communities. They are busy with the bigger things like activism and making a name for themselves. I was a journalist for 30 years and saw this coming a long time ago. I spent my last years as a business reporter to try to get away from it. Until reporters get back to the basics, as in objectively reporting the news, it is pretty much over. Sad, as Trump would say.

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    1. But the J-schools teach only that. News isn't the gathering of facts to inform. It is the fashioning of propaganda to influence for a greater "good". And the truth is no where near their definition of good. Local papers are dying a terrible death, and they pretty much all deserve it.

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  4. I'm in Tennessee. I don't know anything about the story or the woman. I do know a lot of people DO NOT WANT the vaccine. The vaccines are easily available in Tennessee and have been from the very beginning. Maybe she needed to be fired, I have no idea. But people still have a choice of whether they want the vaccine or not and this woman can't force Tennesseans to get the shot (thankfully). Yes, my hubby and I have been vaccinated. Here's another article for you: https://tennesseestar.com/2021/07/13/tennessee-fires-top-vaccine-official/

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  5. The public health sector in most of the country needs to be fired. Some need to go to prison. Sounds like this woman straddles the line.

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  7. looks like Beijing biden's troops who are going door to door to "encourage" the non vaccinated to comply will have alot of business in the volunteer state!

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    1. I think the phrase is “they’ll get the business, hard and fast”.

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  8. There is a lot of effort put into the vaccine getting to everyone. Because of that, and the recent firings of officials in several states,tomorrow I, Dick Hertz will be getting vaccinated.

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    2. Jeffery, you are a jerk.

      And, worse, you are so obvious.

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    3. Obviously you read the fine print ElDouche...

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    4. I enjoyed it Dick Hertz from Holden!

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    5. Thanx T.O. You are one of the good guys!

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    6. Good one oh hurting one. I thought you were going to take one for the country Richard. Your shot would change the world. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Alas, it would hurt.

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  9. I am afraid for my state

    The latest version of, "You frighten me".

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  14. Seems to me that there's enough crap to be flung around (and at) every Tennessean to have 100 tosses each. Or, as I so often say, the STUPID is STRONG in
    MANY of these ones.

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