“Not a single doctor who has signed any letter this year is willing to do themselves what they’re demanding of our teachers,” Kelly said at a Wednesday board meeting. “You will never find an unvaccinated doctor simultaneously addressing 10 or 20 or 30 patients, even through well visits, in a closed room for seven hours straight wearing only a cotton mask.”

Jessica Kelly, vice president of Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education
The comments by Kelly came after health care professionals spent 11 months on the front lines fighting the disease, at least nine of which they worked without the benefit of the vaccine. During the early months of the disease, health care workers were short of personal protective gear even as numbers surged throughout the state and the capacity of Detroit-area hospitals was tested.