In this episode of Us As We Are, we attend a massive protest against vaccine mandates which took place outside of the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. As usual, we found a collection of individuals to talk to about their beliefs on the relevant issues, including Biome Michael Erickson (a self-proclaimed National Socialist), two local business owners, a firefighter, and the husband of a nurse. This being an event organized around medical workers, we wanted to speak with some. However, all our attempts to approach protesters wearing scrubs were met with refusal, seemingly as part of a collective decision not to speak to the media. All in all, this was a very interesting event to attend, and we learned a lot about the viewpoints of those who still have not taken the vaccine, regardless of the Rogue Valley having some of the highest COVID infection rates in the country.
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