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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Friday, December 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates - A Wider Freedom

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.

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