State lawmakers' anti-vaccine efforts may prove mostly symbolic
Ron DeSantis prepares to speak before signing bills to limit COVID-19 vaccine mandates on private, state government employees and school districts at Brandon Honda in Brandon, Florida on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. - Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times/TNS

When the Republican-dominated Wyoming legislature met last month to fight federal COVID-19 vaccination rules, it drew a crowd. That first day, people opposed to the federal rules crammed into the House and Senate galleries, filled two overflow rooms and gathered on the steps of the Capitol. State residents who traveled to Cheyenne fear taking a relatively new vaccine and don’t want to lose their jobs for refusing the shots, said Kristy Tyrney, the head of Wyoming Health Freedom, a grassroots group that rejects vaccine requirements. “Having your job held over your head is very scary,” she said....