Sununu Must Condemn Senate President Chuck Morse For Spreading Vaccine Misinformation
Concord, N.H. -- New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley is calling on Governor Sununu to condemn Senate President Chuck Morse for spreading dangerous misinformation about the highly effective COVID-19 vaccine and discouraging Granite Staters under 25 from getting vaccinated. This morning on WGIR’s NH Today with Chris Ryan, Morse said that “we've got to be very careful about trying to put vaccines into young people,” specifically people 25 and under, and that “right now we'd better be cautious on young people getting vaccines.” “Governor Sununu must condemn Chuck Morse immediately for spreading false and dangerous misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “At a time when our vaccination rate is decreasing and COVID cases are rising because of the new Delta variant, it is unacceptable that anyone -- especially someone with the leadership role Morse has -- would discourage Granite Staters from getting vaccinated. There is no question that the vaccine is safe, effective, and it is the only way we’re going to end this pandemic. If Sununu doesn’t denounce Morse’s dangerous comments, he will bear the responsibility for encouraging vaccine misinformation in New Hampshire.” Morse’s comments threaten to further undermine New Hampshire’s stalled vaccine rollout. New Hampshire’s vaccination rate actually decreased with no explanation from the Sununu administration and is currently lagging behind the rest of New England. Listen to the interview here and read what Morse had to say below: Ryan [00:09:38] Is there a concern about how the Delta Variants affects kids? Morse [00:09:45] Yeah, you know, I talk to my own doctor about this because, you know, the Delta Variant, you know, and I don't know what's coming next, I mean, I--you know, I think we're going to be living with this for a long time. If--he basically, you know, convinced me that we've got to be very careful about trying to put vaccines into young people, and, you know, that was talking about people 25 and under. We need to understand this, and we, you know, I don't think we're quite there yet, and I think it's important that we get there, you know, as a society. But I don't want to learn a lesson and have somebody get hurt because of it. So I think right now we'd better be cautious on young people getting vaccines.