Here’s the letter “she” authored and it was signed by 38 others:

The good news is that our Representative, Rep. Barb Haley, had this to say about this letter when I asked her what she was doing about those who signed this partisan push against vaccination:

Here’s the ruling U.S. Supreme Court case establishing solid precedent for vaccination mandates in a public health emergency:

Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)

See that? 1905. This is nothing new.

Write to those state Reps who signed, easy-peasy cut and paste:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Here’s what I wrote to them, and copied Mayo at

All –

Your letter to Dr. Farrugia, CEO of Mayo, and the “demonstration” here at the Red Wing Mayo on Monday are absurd. I for sure do not want to go to any “health care provider” where employees are not vaccinated and masked.

Every day for the last 20+ months I have posted the state reports and Goodhue County details, so I am very aware of the trajectory of COVID here and nationwide.  This is the list of Minnesota counties in order of COVID infections today (  Thankfully my county is dropping on the list — where is your county?

As an attorney, I raise the leading U.S. Supreme Court case setting precedent for a vaccination mandate in a public health emergency, and it’s a case from 1905, Jacobson v. Massachusetts.

Another issue — the letter you signed says “This is especially relevant considering that many of your employees do not need this vaccine because they have naturally acquired immunity gained from recovered illness.”  This is DISinformation — it’s not true. Shame on you for spreading this.

Ignoring the standing law, and ignoring science, is not helping your constituents, it is harmful disinformation, and it is neither ethically nor morally supportable.

Please retract this letter.

Carol A. Overland, Red Wing resident who must go to Mayo, the only game in town.

And a report on this from the STrib:

Minnesota House Republicans criticize Mayo Clinic for employee vaccine mandate

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