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Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit

August 27, 2021 Two women have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that argues a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers and for attendance at the New Mexico State Fair violates their constitutional rights. The lawsuit seeks to bar the mandate’s enforcement. Meanwhile, the state’s Youth Livestock Board has moved its annual competition to Roswell in an effort to sidestep the vaccine mandate, which impacted children in FFA and 4-H programs who are too young to receive an approved vaccine. The Line opinion panelists look at continued pushback against the governor’s public health orders.  

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Guests: 
Michael Bird, public health expert 
Dan Boyd, Capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal 
Dede Feldman, former state senator 

For More Information: 

Lawsuit targets expanded NM vaccine mandatesAlbuquerque Journal 

ICUs full as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations grow – NM Political Report 

U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccineSanta Fe New Mexican 

Bad mask info puts prep athletes on edgeAlbuquerque Journal 

Local churches pushback on re-instated mask mandate – KRQE