Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, keeps mentioning the failed campaign to vaccinate Americans against the AIDS virus as an example of the pitfalls of healthcare mandates.
Except the AIDS vaccine doesn't exist.
"That is basically how the AIDS vaccine worked.
People wouldn't take it early on because it was mandated, they started educating people and now it is doing a lot of good out there," Kemp told Erickson.
When reached for comment by the station, Kemp's office said he meant to mention the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine.
The governor has been a vocal opponent of recent public health efforts to tamp down on the spread of COVID-19.
Kemp has repeatedly said that he will never sign off on mask or vaccine mandates while in office, drawing the criticism of public health experts. »