CASPER, Wyo. – A Wyoming Department of Health member involved in the state’s response to coronaviruses questioned the epidemic’s legitimacy and described an upcoming vaccine as a biological weapon in a recent incident.
The “so-called pandemic” and efforts to develop a vaccine are plots by Russia and China to spread communism worldwide, the department’s readiness and countermeasures manager Igor Shepherd said to keep Colorado free and open on November 10, organized by the group.
Shepherd was introduced to the Wyoming Department of Health staff in an hour-plus presentation in Laurland, Colorado.
Shepherd’s baseless and baseless claims undermined Wyoming’s public health measures – and publicly provoked – to limit the spread of the virus, as well as its plan to distribute Kovid-19 vaccines in the coming months.
Nevertheless, Marking Gordon’s Wyoming officials, including the government, who at a recent news conference called on people not to take the virus seriously, said “declined to comment.”
Department director Mike Cabellos and state health officer Drs. Alexia Harris did not answer questions on Friday, in which he was aware of Shepherd’s talk and what he did when he did anything in response.
Phone and social media messages for Shepherd were not returned on Friday.
Department spokesman Kim Dutty said Shepherd has worked for the Department of Health since 2013 and has been part of the state team’s response to Kovid-19, though not in a leadership role.
“Everything we have said for thousands of hours of dedicated work from our staff and our staff and our local colleagues on this response effort, our enthusiasm for hope and the vaccine proposal clarify our overall department’s position on the epidemic, “Detty said on Thursday in similar statements to the Casper Star-Tribune, which previously reported the Shepherd’s presentation and the AP on Friday.
Researchers have for months worried that the politicization of COVID-19 vaccines has hurt their efficacy. Vaccines are more effective if the majority of the population is vaccinated.
The Star-Tribune reported that Johns Hopkins and Texas State University researchers wrote a letter in July emphasizing this concern.
Researchers wrote, “If poorly designed and implemented, a Kovid-19 vaccination campaign in the US could undermine the rapidly growing confidence in vaccines and public health officials.