On July 12, 2021, the Tennessee Department of Health fired Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the top vaccine official in the Tennessee state government.
Fiscus said she was scapegoated to appease Republican state lawmakers who are angry about efforts to vaccinate teenagers.
After losing her job, Fiscus released a 1,200-word statement about the ordeal.
📍“I AM AFRAID FOR MY STATE”—On July 12, Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the top vaccine official in Tennessee, was fired. She was scapegoated to appease Republicans angry about efforts to vaccinate kids. After losing her job, Fiscus wrote a blistering statement. 🧵https://t.co/RkvVP6m23d pic.twitter.com/YqFIPLWObJ
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) July 13, 2021