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Health board member refuses to resign following controversial statements on vaccines

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Mike Fagan. From city of Spokane.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane City Council member Mike Fagan refuses to resign from the county health board over criticism of his statements questioning the safety of vaccines.

Fagan posted on his Facebook page Wednesday the council would have to remove him.

Council President Ben Stuckart told The Spokesman-Review he supports removing Fagan unless he aligns with the health district’s position on vaccines. Stuckart had appointed Fagan to the board.

The Spokane Regional Health District recently urged people to make sure they are up to date on the measles vaccine.

Writing on his personal Facebook page last weekend, Fagan questioned the use of vaccines and linked recent outbreaks of contagious disease to illegal immigration.

Fagan is soliciting responses from anyone that “has had a bad experience with vaccines,” the Spokesman review reports.

Other City Council members and others on the 12-member health board have distanced themselves from Fagan’s opinions.

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8 comments

  • tannim

    So failure to conform to the status quo, no matter how wrong the status quo may be, is now grounds to remove or force resignation?

    Imbeciles, these people are.

  • me

    This man is heroic in stating the truth. Vaccines are not for the health of individuals and it is assumed that a few individuals (possibly YOUR precious child) will succumb to various serious side effects and those are just waved away as collateral damage. And he is also right that the third world is moving here and bringing their filth and disease with them. The only adverse reactions I personally have dealt with were family pets, including a dear little dog who died from a sudden autoimmune response where his white blood cells were destroying his red blood cells. My family have yet to recover from his early death and it was his veterinarians who suggested the vaccine booster he had just been given was a likely culprit.

  • Jack

    Heroic? This man is an idiot. Do not being your unvaccinated children near my grandkids. Idiots… when they get these diseases don’t blame anyone but yourselves for not having your kids vaccinated.. Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it.

    • DuhNigreus

      I feel sorry for your kids, having a dad who obediently does whatever he’s told to do by a government hack. Your poor kids are growing up with no one to teach them critical thinking skills.

      • Pissed Off

        Why are you afraid of kids that don’t have vaccines?
        Your kids got them, aren’t they now protected?
        If not, then why did you make your kids get the shots in the first place?