We’re living under the sign of the novel coronavirus for more than a year now, and normality has become a mere memory. People are questioning important issues, and freedom of choice is one of them. Amidst the pandemic, the necessity of making vaccination mandatory for everyone has already become a spiny subject. CNN is also addressing the issue, as you will see below.
Not too long ago, we revealed that the FDA had approved the Pfizer/ BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older.
CNN notes that following this move, it’s time for all governments across the country to mandate the vaccine for people taking part in indoor activities.
“There are no more valid excuses for not being vaccinated other than health reasons,” CNN notes.
The same online publication also mentioned the fact that “one frequently heard pushback against vaccine mandates is that there is a “constitutional right” to choose whether to be vaccinated or not for adults and a right to determine whether children can be vaccinated.”
CNN continued and said that this is a non-starter in the midst of a pandemic.
“The government has the latitude to protect citizens from deadly conditions, especially when the science supporting vaccination is so clear.”
CNN also brings up the bioethicist, professor Arthur Caplan of New York University, who has made a compelling case for the moral mandate to require vaccination.
It’s been revealed that not too long ago, he appeared with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a news briefing last month to address the city mandating vaccines for all municipal workers.
Back then, he said that the new policy “makes good, ethical and public health sense” and that “it will help all of us by keeping the COVID outbreak controlled.”
The issue is ongoing, and this is an extremely important debate that can not be concluded in a few phrases of an online article. What do you think? Should vaccination be made mandatory, at least among people working indoor?
Stay tuned for more relevant news, and make sure to stay safe as well.