Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Governor Bill Lee spoke to the press for the first time since the controversy surrounding the termination of the state’s top vaccine expert, Dr. Michelle Fiscus.
Governor Lee said he supported Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey’s decision to terminate Dr. Fiscus and steer the department away from marketing the vaccine to Tennessee children.
“We should in no way be messaging to children,” Lee said. “I can’t speak to what Dr. Fiscus said or didn’t say. I just trust – and I’ll say this one more time – that our department and their leadership made their decision,” Gov. Lee said. “And I fully support that decision.”
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