Sen. Johnson holds adverse vaccine effects press conference

MILWAUKEE — Sen. Ron Johnson is again drawing attention to those people who say they’ve had adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Johnson was joined by several different people Monday who say they’ve experienced everything from neurological reactions and paralysis to other side effects so severe it sent them to the hospital.

Johnson says he is pro-vaccine and acknowledges that most people have had no lasting side effects from the COVID vaccines. Although he contends those who have had adverse reactions deserve to be heard.

“People that are trying to get answers are having a hard time getting their truths communicated without being vilified, without being censored, without being ridiculed and I think that’s the general experience from the group that’s going to be talking to you today,” Johnson said.

Among the speakers Monday was former Green Bay Packers Offensive Lineman Ken Ruettgers, who says his wife suffered a severe reaction to the Moderna vaccine.