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February 15, 2024
In Houston Chronicle: Texas Schools Report Soaring Vaccine Exemption Rates Amid Anti-Vaccine Policy Push

Nonmedical vaccine exemptions among Texas schoolchildren continued to rise last year while Texas lawmakers sought to weaken immunization requirements during the 2023 legislative session. “I’m looking at the unintended consequences that lawmakers aren’t necessarily thinking about because they want to get their win and move on,” Lakshmanan said. “But then, all of us Texans are left holding the bag.”

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July 27, 2021
With Delta Variant’s Spread, a Growing Consensus on Vaccine Mandates
The Department of Veteran Affairs’ decision to require its medical workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, plus recent court decisions about employer vaccine mandates, are indicators that American workers could see some sort of vaccine rule at their own workplace soon, said contributing expert Rekha Lakshmanan.
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