Virginia’s state health commissioner has made it clear that anyone living in his state will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine if and when it becomes available to the general public. Sadly, he’s not the only one who thinks that it’s perfectly OK for those in power to take control of the personal medical decisions of millions of people.
Liberal medical professors are calling for companies and politicians alike to take drastic action against anyone who refuses to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Recommended punishments include being refused employment or service at local businesses, and denial of access to public schools and public transportation. The professors even alluded to the issuance of “immunization passports” by recommending that auditoriums require entrants to provide proof of vaccination before being allowed on the premises.
Those calling for forced mass vaccinations say that it’s all for the public good and that it’s the “patriotic duty” of every single American to get a shot. Naturally, the individuals who are all too eager to force their will on the masses are conveniently ignoring important information that doesn’t fit their narrative.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has already warned that a vaccine could only be effective anywhere from 50% to 60% of the time. A vaccine alone won’t be enough to control COVID-19, but it would be enough to give people a false sense of security so that they abandon other safety measures.
What’s more, the fact that a vaccine is being rushed into development does not bode well for negative side effects. Vaccines that have been around for decades are still causing negative side effects and even death.
It’s also worth noting that “religious exemptions” being dumped on by liberals who want to force everyone to get vaccinated are legitimate concerns. Forcing people to use a product that goes against their religious beliefs is a clear violation of the First Amendment.
Vaccination is a personal decision that is best left in the hands of the individual. Those who want the COVID-19 vaccine should get it while those who don’t want it should not be forced or shamed into taking it. Unfortunately, such basic, personal liberties could soon be a thing of the past as the media whips up hysteria over the COVID-19 pandemic.