On Friday, October 1st, at 12:00 PM, organizers from various groups opposed to what they described as a “vaccine mandate” held a rally urging the Governor of Missouri to opt out of the mandate, referencing the proposed OSHA regulation that would require vaccination or weekly testing for businesses over a hundred employees announced by U.S. President Joe Biden on September 9th. Photography by Photo Editor Lily Kleinhenz. Reporting by Senior Managing Editor Owen Auston-Babcock.
Missouri State Senator Dr. Bob Onder (R-02) speaks at the rally. Onder holds an MD from Washington University and a JD from St. Louis University. Onder's speech at the rally denounced what he described as "COVID tyranny," saying that public health experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and local physician Alexander Garza of SSM Health were taking control of the lives of Americans.