Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) said he’s against a vaccine mandate “unless there’s some incredibly deadly disease.” The senator also insisted that he is not downplaying the virus and is aware that the U.S. ​has “had 600,000 excess deaths over the last year.”

During a Friday night interview on Fox, Johnson was asked if he could ever get behind a vaccine mandate for everybody.

“No,” the senator said, adding, “Not unless there’s some incredibly deadly disease. I mean much higher infection-fatality rates than we have with Covid.”

Question: Could you ever get behind a vaccine mandate for everybody?
Ron Johnson: No, not unless there’s some incredibly deadly disease pic.twitter.com/dySLgROgJK

— Acyn (@Acyn) July 31, 2021

Johnson then spread disinformation about the death rates

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