The mayor of South Bend and Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg withdrew due to compulsory vaccinations.
Buzzfeed reported that Buttigieg denies the right of states to vaccinations, but also supports "some exceptions".
For more than a century, land law has been that states can enforce compulsory public safety vaccination to prevent the spread of a dangerous disease. Pete supports some exceptions, except during a public health emergency, to prevent an outbreak, "said a spokesman for the mayor of South Bend told Buzzfeed.
The 37-year-old progressive listed personal / religious exceptions, however, repeated that there must be no "public health crisis" to respect the exceptions.
"These exceptions include medical exceptions in all cases (as in cases where it is not safe for the individual to vaccinate themselves and personal / religious exceptions, if states can maintain local herd immunity and there are no publications, "The Health Crisis," added the spokesman.
Buttigieg's attitude to vaccine exemptions caught some attention in social media.
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. The candidacy of 2020 started generating negative press on Tuesday night. The headline of Mediaite was: "Buttigieg fumbles badly about vaccinations."
Buttigieg has since changed his attitude and offered Buzzfeed a "clarifying statement" in the late Tuesday night.
"Pete believes that vaccines are safe and effective to sustain the public There is no evidence that vaccines are unsafe and he believes that children should be vaccinated to protect their health. The law provides for some exceptions in most states, and he believes that only medical exemptions should be allowed, Spokesman said.
Buzzfeed has collected the vaccinations from all 2020 presidential candidates and several candidates have not responded to Buzzfeed, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D -Minn, Former Obama HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI.