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.
The COVID vaccine was developed so quick and distributed so fast and these pharmacy companies that made them had them get mandated and got payed millions of dollars for the vaccine when its not even a vaccine guaranteed to protect you.
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.
I think that the issue is a lot more than what people think. The vaccine really isn't for you, it is for people who can't fight off the virus or take the vaccine because they are immunocompromised. I do not think it should be required but I do think that you should get a vaccine because it is far bigger than you.
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?
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
Every organization no matter wheather its a business, schools, resturants, or supermarkets. Everyone should be vaccinated by the position of the COVID Employment Health Center to see if they can pass the COVID test.
Although I see your perspective on the matter, what comes to mind is the individuals that would be affected neglecting the vaccine. Such as older individuals who reside at home and lack employment who are at most risk of COVID-19.
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