Friday, December 3, 2021
Lawrence O. Gostin (Georgetown University), COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates - A Wider Freedom, JAMA Health F. (2021):
President Biden has required COVID-19 vaccinations across much of the US workforce, reaching nearly 100 million workers. Opponents call it unconstitutional, a violation of personal freedom, and even “un-American.” The truth is that vaccine mandates are lawful and deeply entrenched in US history and values. They constitute a “wider freedom” so that everyone in society can feel safer where they work, learn, worship, and live.