Former longtime KKCO weatherman Butch McCain, who was fired from KKCO last October after refusing to get a Covid-19 vaccine in compliance with his employer Gray TV’s Covid-19 vaccine policy, is now promoting the anti-vax group Stop the Mandate GJ, which is encouraging others in our area to also refuse the vaccine.
McCain now appears on the first page of StoptheMandateGJ’s website, talking in front of a fake weather map and saying in part,
“It’s not about Covid any more, it’s about forced compliance…Let’s be the resistance to their nationwide tyranny…
Companies and employees enjoy loads of benefits from a fully vaccinated workforce
Requiring employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 helps companies fulfill their legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. Vaccine policies also keep the workforce healthy by reducing the number of employees who get COVID-19 and reducing the length and severity of cases in employees who do contract the virus. Such policies help protect clients, customers, and visitors from getting sick with Covid, they reduce the time employees must take off for doctor visits and reduce extended employee absences due to Covid. All of this also improves not just workplace safety, but productivity and workplace morale.
More than 572 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been given in the U.S., and 9.72 billion worldwide. Side effects usually include minor problems like pain at the injection site, fever, and aches and pains, which typically disappear within a couple of days.
McCain was born and raised in Texas and once starred on the 1969 TV comedy sketch show Hee Haw. After 20 years at KKCO, he is now looking for work as a voiceover actor.