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It will be interesting to see the fallout from the various anti-vaccination laws that are currently popular. If they are narrowly written to apply only to SARS-CoV-2, then when the next virus comes out--with a slightly different ID--the laws will be obsolete. If they are broadly written, then people will claim that they don't need to get their kids vaccinated against polio, and in a few years there will be a polio (or measles, or whooping cough, etc.) epidemic.

Also one might question what it is about the COVID vaccine that triggers this surge of enthusiasm for "right to consent" re-evaluation. Given that mandatory vaccination has been in place globally for several decades, there is something special about the COVID vaccine; what is it? (The obvious answer is politics, but one cannot accept the argument that vaccination is being politicized, right?)

by asdf on Tue Jan 18th, 2022 at 04:01:05 PM EST

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