Wisconsin's Johnson to tout claims of vaccine side effects

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin plans to hold a news conference bringing together people who claim to have had adverse reactions to the coronavirus vaccine, including the wife of a former Green Bay Packer player.

Johnson has been criticized by doctors and others for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine.

Johnson, who has no medical training or expertise, has not been vaccinated and claims that he's "just asking questions."

He said Friday that the Monday news conference in Milwaukee will allow people from across the country to tell their stories and concerns he says have been "repeatedly ignored" by the medical community.

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