Rep. Debbie Dingell pushes own vaccine fears aside to set example for others
Like many Americans, one congresswoman has some fears about receiving a coronavirus vaccine -- but she says that shouldn’t stop anyone from receiving their shot. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, from Michigan, tells Local 4 that her personal experience with vaccinations has made her fearful about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. However, the congresswoman says she has been assured by several experts -- including the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci -- that the COVID vaccine is not dangerous and will not affect her the same way. She says despite her fears, she is going to receive the vaccine when it’s her turn. She also hopes that anyone who is scared like her will overcome their fear of the vaccine and get vaccinated when they can.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell reacts to death of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell spoke with Local 4 on Friday following the death of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. See what Rep. Dingell had to say in the video interview above. On Thursday, Dec. 17, Sheriff Napoleon died after a monthlong battle with a COVID-19 infection. He was 65 years old. Read: Local, state, federal leaders react to death of Wayne County Sheriff Benny NapoleonMore reactions