Governor won’t relent on vaccine mandate, saying Covid deaths ‘unacceptable and preventable’

Gov. Kate Brown pushed back hard Thursday on public officials urging her to drop her vaccination mandates, saying “I am focused on solving a public health crisis, not a political problem.”

The governor said she wouldn’t retract her mandate that health care workers, school employees and state workers get vaccinated.

“We don’t have a lot of options,” she said in interview with the Malheur Enterprise. “We’re in the midst of a public . . .

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