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As some Oklahoma churches push vaccines, others sow misinformation, doubt


December 26, 2021

EDMOND — Paul Blair says he doesn’t have a stance on whether his congregation should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The 58-year-old cancer survivor is convinced he doesn’t need the shot. And he tells members of Fairview Baptist Church that it’s up to them to decide if they need it.

But when Blair, a former Oklahoma State and Chicago Bears offensive lineman and two-time unsuccessful Republican legislative candidate, stands in the pulpit on Sunday mornings, he leans into what he really thinks about the virus that has killed about 14,000 Oklahomans and 750,000 Americans.

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