In September 2021 President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would require businesses with 100 or more employees to make vaccination a condition of employment. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 authorizes OSHA to enact rules that are “reasonably necessary or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of employment.” The mandate applies to all employees, even those who work from home. Proponents of the mandate argue that this will help end the pandemic by achieving President Biden’s goal of vaccinating over 95% of Americans. Opponents argue that the rule is unconstitutional and cite evidence that people who already have natural immunity are at heightened risk of vaccine side effects caused by an augmented inflammatory response.
If your vaccine does not prevent transmission, there is no reason why anyone should mandate it for anyone. Covid vaccines were never tested against transmission, so they never should’ve been mandated.
Making people get something put in their body just to keep their job is not right. Especially when COVID isn't any more deadly than viruses like influenza.
Even if it’s not a deadly virus anymore, COVID I’d still killing countless people and vaccines should be MANDATORY for anyone working a public job to protect the life’s of others!
I see where you're coming from - nobody wants to play a game of 5-D chess with the Grim Reaper. But let's rewind the tape a bit. Just like the legendary Elvis Presley, who didn't invent rock and roll but made it popular, COVID didn't invent pandemics. Remember the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic? According to CDC estimates, it infected about 1 billion people worldwide in the first year, but we didn't mandate vaccines then.
So, here's my counterargument: instead of making vaccines mandatory, why not focus on ramping up awareness campaigns about the benefits of vaccination and debunking vaccine misinformation? The carrot might just work better than the stick. What do you think about this approach?
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while it is oppressing freedom of choice, getting a covid shot should be THE requirement to keep your job.
it isnt any more deadly BECAUSE responsible people have taken repercussions in battling the virus,
They should not force them to do this because of religious reasons, our first amendment is freedom of speech, religion, press etc... there are people with religious reasons that cannot get the vaccine and there are other people with underlying health conditions that cannot get the vaccine
No, I think businesses should require vaccination but not by government mandate
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