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For Virginia, the only way to the end of the pandemic is through vaccines

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Terry McAuliffe is the Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee. He was governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018.

The coronavirus pandemic has presented Virginia with unprecedented challenges for the past year and a half. But there is a bright light at the end of this tunnel: lifesaving vaccines against the coronavirus that we know work. As the delta variant surges, we must continue to follow the science. Only by getting vaccinated and standing strong together will we defeat this virus once and for all, and keep our commonwealth and our economy on track.

I will always lead by example, which is why I announced this month that I am requiring all of my campaign staff to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Much like Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) smart requirement that all state employees be vaccinated, this is a simple but important step for my campaign to keep our staff and community safe.

I quickly followed that announcement by visiting Inova Health System in Fairfax, which decided in June it would require all staff to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Health-care workers have been on the front lines of this pandemic since day one, seeing the worst........

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