A Republican-controlled committee plans to block the University of Wisconsin from instituting COVID-19 testing, masking and vaccination protocols on campuses across the state, a move that comes as health officials sound warnings about the rapidly spreading, highly contagious delta variant. State Sen. Steve Nass said Wednesday that he would be moving to require the university to get approval from the Legislature before enacting any virus-related regulations. Nass co-chairs the Legislature’s GOP-controlled rules committee, which Nass said will vote remotely Tuesday to block UW virus protocols without a public hearing. UW System interim President Tommy Thompson, a former Republican governor and U.S. Department of Health Services secretary, did not directly address Nass’ plans in a statement Thursday. However, he said “the biggest threat to in-person classes this fall would be actions that strip the UW System of the tools it has so successfully utilized to date to address outbreaks and reduce the spread of COVID-19.”And in case you missed a key nugget in the second paragraph, let me give it to you again.
Serious question - what happens if the UW tells nASS and Neylon and other the GOPs on that Committewe to shove their pro-COVID idiocy up their backsides? What are they and the rest of the Legislative GOPs going to do about it? Heck, what CAN they do about it? They can't cut the UW's budget - it's already signed and in place for the next 2 years, and state tax dollars only account for 18% of their budget anyway. Are they going to waste tax dollars on a stupid lawsuit that will likely fail anyway, and keep this political loser in the headlines for longer? If I'm Tommy Thompson, I tell these yokels to "try and stop us from keeping our campuses safe", and watch them stamp their feet and sputter like the small-time dopes that they are. Speaking of pro-COVID WisGOP dopes.
On Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/5pe0hlYJY2— Michael Mirer (@michaelmirer) July 30, 2021
Wow. I think it would be good business practice to require staff to be vaccinated, especially in high-exposure jobs. But I'm not even at a government-imposed vaccine MANDATE, RoJo. That's quite the big government step for you. :P What a (mo)Ron. What type of dead-ender supports this Russian (mis)information agent at this point? And can all you anti-mask dimwits travel to some other land and stop screwing up my state. NOW?
Question: Could you ever get behind a vaccine mandate for everybody?— Acyn (@Acyn) July 31, 2021
Ron Johnson: No, not unless there’s some incredibly deadly disease pic.twitter.com/dySLgROgJK