Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton
Press Release

From Dr. Patricia McManus: Comments clarified

Statement of Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton - February 9, 2018

By - Feb 9th, 2018 06:02 pm

After speaking today with Dr. Patricia McManus, our newly appointed interim Health Department commissioner, it was clear that she wanted to make clarifications about her position on childhood vaccinations and she shared with me this statement:

“My daughter received all of her immunizations as a child, and all of my grandchildren continue to do so as well. I do not question the science.

I, as most public health professionals and doctors, believe that the best thing to do is to get immunized.”

More about the Lead Crisis

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton

President Hamilton takes part in West Coast panel discussion on inclusive economic growth

Event in Sacramento part of cooperative initiative involving NBA’s Bucks and Kings

Letter from Pres. Hamilton to Ald. Zielinski

"So, as your leader, I ask that you excuse yourself from the table where the hard decisions are being made or I, by God’s will, will excuse you…again."

Garden Homes Family Fest this Saturday

The event will feature interactive games for the children, a bounce house, a DJ, great food and lots of family fun.

4 thoughts on “From Dr. Patricia McManus: Comments clarified”

  1. kralph says:

    Excuses……………Murphy is correct!

  2. max says:

    Clarification? Really? Ms. McManus disqualified herself with “the science is out” comment from having any involvement in Public Health. It was a highly dangerous remark, that threatens the health and well being of us all who live in this area. Shameful. If she had any competency, she would remove herself immediately. I don’t care if she believes the “science is out” on whether the sun circles the earth or vice versa, but those who want to avoid 14th Century plagues in our City do care about this reckless and irresponsible comment.

  3. Russell Stamper Sr says:

    It is true that the subject is scientifically controversial. That means that qualified scientific opinions exist on opposite sides of the issue.. Try Google. Also, take notice that many, many rich, well known persons refuse to have their children vaccinated. What do they know that others don’t know?

  4. PMD says:

    You can be rich and stupid. Please share some links to qualified scientific opinions that say vaccines cause autism. I guess climate change isn’t settled either. Hell some guy is launching a rocket to prove the earth is flat, so that isn’t settled either.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us