At a St. Cloud medical freedom rally last week, Dr. Neil Shah spoke to a crowd about the threat posed to “civil liberties” by vaccine mandates.

Shah is a doctor, the owner of a dermatology practice, and a candidate for governor of Minnesota.

“We cannot allow our civil liberties to be eroded by tyrants, whether they are governmental or whether they’re corporate,” Shah said through a megaphone.

It is not about the vaccine itself, Shah said, but rather about the lack of health freedom. But it is also “not unreasonable to have concerns about long-term safety” for those getting the vaccine, according to Shah.

“We have short-term data. We do not have long-term data, and I am concerned that the FDA is rushing through the approval process,” Shah said.

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