Mandatory Vaccines vs. Logic and Kantian Ethics
The case in favor of mandatory vaccines rests upon faulty logic and violates ethical principles. A vaccinated person protects himself to the extent of the vaccine’s capability, which may be close to 100 percent, as in the case of polio and smallpox vaccines, or much less, as in the case of the covid-19 vaccines. One may take the vaccine and enjoy its full protection even if one is the only person so vaccinated. If everyone else takes the vaccine, one’s protection is NOT increased. And if everyone else refuses to take the vaccine, one’s protection is not diminished.
So, why insist that “society” must be allowed to force you to take a vaccine? If you refuse to take it, you are not a threat to anyone who does take it. And those like you who refuse to take it assume the risk.
One argument is that the more people who take
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